Lately I’ve been trying a bunch of new conditioners and stylers. One of them being the Ouidad Curl Recovery Curl Defining Styling Soufflé. I’ve been curious to try products by Ouidad because the have a broad product line for wavy, curly, coily and kinky hair. I tried the Curl Recovery Curl Defining Soufflé and the Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner. I will be reviewing Curl Recovery Curl Defining Soufflé here but you can read my Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner here.
The Soufflé has, in comparison to the Leave-in Conditioner, an amazing fragrance. I is strong, but that’s what I like and what I’m used to. It’s definitely a more expensive product than I’m used to purchasing at €26.40 in Europe and $26.00 in the USA. The very thick consistency cream feels great on my curly hair even though it’s recommended for tight curly and kinky curly hair. The Leave-in on the other hand is also recommended for wavy and curly hair.
Even though the soufflé is very thick, I discovered it had no slip at all when I applied it to my hair. I need a lot of slip wen using products. It dried out my hair immediately and I had to re-wet quite a lot of pieces of hair to bring some moisture back. It left more residue in my hair than the Leave-in and definitely didn’t provide the moisturized feeling to my hair after it air dried. So here are the pros and cons…
• Thick creamy consistency.
• Nice smell.
• Dries out the hair.
• No slip.
• Product residue.
Since the cons outweigh the pros I have to give this product a 4 out of 10. Ouidad does a good job of creating good sized samples so perhaps consider trying the sample out firs.
WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOTTLE
Curl Defining Styling Souffle is a cream styler that transforms dehydrated, damaged curls into elongated, healthy, head-turning spirals. Our proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex – including nutrient-rich Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil – envelops the hair shaft with a cushion-like coating of concentrated fatty acids vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair. Natural emollient oils from Avocado, Radish, Coconut and Meadowfoam replenish moisture for superior definition, reduced frizz and healthy shine. Cuticle smoothing polymer holds style and conditions all day. Ideal for natural hair and transitioners.
• Fatty acids rebuild, nourish and protect
• Natural emollient oils replenish moisture to define curls and reduce frizz
• Smoothes cuticle to hold style and provide all-day conditioning
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