I was sent products from the brand Ouidad; the Curl Immersion line specifically formulated for Kinky Curls early last month for review. This is not a sponsored post, all the opinions are my own as always.
I put the products to the test by using them the entire month of March. I am reviewing the products in the order I used them. The No Lather Coconut Cream Cleansing Conditioner $36- $55 is my least favorite. Years ago I tried a co-wash from one of their other lines and I loved it. The consistency is creamy, has slip which usually means the product would glide easily through my strands. This product did NOTHING for my hair except make it a dry tangled mess, my hair totally hated this product. After the initial use, I did not use it again once was more than enough. The ingredients weren’t bad lots of oils, conditioning surfactants (cleansing agents). fatty alcohols (which soften and condition) My hair did not like this formulation. My hair felt like I used a harsh clarifying shampoo.
In this line, there is a “primer” Silky Souffle Setting Creme, $28 the creme is lightweight with a good amount of slip. The product claims to soften and to prime the hair for styling by using fatty acids, nourishing oils and butters (avocado oil, coconut oil, grapeseed and mafura butter) The first time using the product I applied it to wet hair as I would a leave-in. My hair felt soft going on but I could tell that there wasn’t a lot of moisture. I continued on with my wash n go routine by adding the High Defining Custard. These products seemed to work well together but I wasn’t sure how I felt about the creme just yet. I used too much the first time which resulted in flaking. I used less the next few times and also used an additional leave-in since this product didn’t provide much moisture. I did a twist out using this product with just okay results, more importantly, my hair was so DRY
This is not a bad product but there are several ingredients my hair doesn’t like, hydrolyzed protein (this product is protein heavy), it contains glycerin as the third ingredient which can draw moisture away from the hair, it also contains coconut oil high in the ingredient list. None of these ingredients are necessarily bad but don’t agree with my hair especially all in one product.
The final product and my favorite of the three is the Hi-Defining Custard, $28 (8 ounces). I thought I would like the product the least since this custard is so lightweight. I have very thick, dense, coarse hair. I thought there is no way I will get any hold from this product. The texture is soft jelly-like, it applied to my hair with ease as the texture has lots of slip. The first time I used it, as stated above I used too much of the setting creme which caused flaking, but my hair was shiny and had great hold. The next time I used it with the less creme and a leave-in for additional moisture. I had no flaking and still lots of shine. The 3rd and final time I used it (only 8 ounces) with just a leave-in and my hair felt much softer with more moisture. My hair had movement, shine and loads of definition, but I didn’t like the way my hair felt after a day or two (super dry). It all goes back to the ingredients, glycerin is the 2nd ingredient after water, coconut oil as the 3rd ingredient, lots of oils again not bad but just not great for my hair.
Overall these 3 products didn’t work for me and I would not repurchase. There are some other products in the line that I have tried in the past and I may revisit.
Have you tried Ouidad? What are your favorite products? What would you like to see reviewed next?