Light as a feather

 

Hi babes! Today I will be reviewing Ouidad’s “Advanced climate control feather-light styling cream. I have had the pleasure of previously trying and reviewing the entire Advanced climate control line. If you would like to read that post click the link: “Have a good hair day“. Thanks to Ouidad they sent me the newest product to the line.

My hair is semi curly. Meaning if left to its own devices I would look like I have a giant frizz ball on my head. So, I have to either straighten it or tame the frizz. My hair is extremely damaged to say the least from all the heat and coloring I have done to it.

However, thanks to Ouidad’s “advanced climate control” line, I can have natural curls without the frizz. My hair has been slowly restoring itself back to its former glory. I live in Florida and the humidity is something I have going against me. With this styling cream I can feel confident that my hair won’t go poof half way through it.

Anyone with curly hair will tell you that humidity is not your friend. The reason is that the structure of curly hair exposes the hair cuticles more than with straight hair. In a sense it leaves your hair vulnerable to unwanted volume, unruliness, and dullness.

The entire line helps combat this. The added benefit about the styling cream is that it does not weigh your hair down. It’s super light while leaving your hair feeling natural, without the  feeling like you have a ton of product in your hair.

The styling cream contain key ingredients that nourish your hair while sealing your cuticles to lock out humidity. It also has a UV filter to protect your hair against sun damage.

One of these key ingredients is Olive oil. This helps clean your scalp and tame your frizz. It also helps improve hair elasticity and helps prevent breakage. It also contains meadowfoam seed oil, which helps hydrate your hair and scalp. It also helps fight dandruff and aid with hair loss prevention. While soy bean oil helps your hair keeps its natural shine.

Like any product if you want to get the best results, use as directed. Ouidad has a good video on their site on they rake and shake technique. Here are the written directions to the technique: Divide damp hair into sections. Rake a nickel-size amount of cream through each section, using fingertips to seal and smooth the cuticle from roots to ends. When finished, hold the ends of hair in each section and shake to create curls. Let hair air-dry for more relaxed curls or blow-dry with a diffuser for more bounce.

Final results with combining the styling cream and their rake and shake technique:

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If you would like to see a tutorial on this look leave a comment below. Well till next time lovelies! xoxo!

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Have a good hair day everyday

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Hi there lovelies! The hair experts over at Ouidad sent me this amazing new system. Let me tell you since day one, I fell in love with it. Here’s why; I live in Florida. It’s the humidity capitol of the states. I am also a mom with 3 kids under 3. I don’t exactly have the time to put a lot of effort into my hair everyday. I wanted the ability to have a good hair day every day. Like usual I always recommend that you follow the instructions.

First you gently wash your hair with the Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo. It’s sulfate-free so it’s, tender to those locks. It gives your hair an added shine. It’s the first step in creating an important building block for good hair.

You follow with the Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner. This works as a protective barrier that keeps those locks soft and manageable. Besides having wavy hair that frizzes constantly in the Florida whether, it’s damaged from years of color treatment. Curly hair is thirsty for moisture. My hair was down right dehydrated. This conditioner has a mix of Shea butter and Murumuru butter (A palm native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, which bears edible fruits. Murumuru butter, extracted from the seeds of the plant, may be used as a moisturizer.) You work this into your hair with a wide tooth comb. Then you wait 3 minutes and then rinse thouroughly.

At this point is when I usually do a leave in conditioner. However, I wanted to really give this system a shot. So, I decided not to and just go right into locking in that shine with the Advanced Climate Control Detangling Heat Spray. This works to help protect your hair from environmental damage. You break up your hair into sections and work it in with your fingers or wide tooth comb. I forgo the comb for this one. I am absolutely in love with this stuff. It works great and I don’t feel the need to have a leave in conditioner.

The final touch is the Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel. Okay, I was down right scared for this one. I am not a big fan of gel. It usually leaves my hair dry and flakey. I wasn’t going to back down at this point. Omg! Ladies This stuff I love it!!! It does not leave your hair dry or crusty. It actually feels quite natural. No one would ever think you have gel in your hair. You don’t even need a lot. You just break up your hair into sections and using the Rake & Shake technique (Link to the video on the technique. It’s really easy). The you can either air dry or blow dry with a difuser. I chose the air dry option. Woila! You’re done, easy peasy ladies & gents!

I definitely recommend the whole system. It’s affordable and keeps your hair looking good everyday. Till next time lovelies! xoxo

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