Ouidad? Maybe Not.

I’ve been meaning to share this with you all since last week but #NYCC had me a little distracted. After i successfully achieved a bad hair day post dominican blow-out + rainy day I decided to try out this Ouidad Heat & Humidity Gel I’ve had in my stash forever. I got the hefty sample at a natural hair meetup over the summer and was slightly reluctant to try it as I’d been hearing mixed reactions to the brand.

But as I wasn’t ready to let go of my blowout I figured it was worth a shot. If you’re not familiar with this particular product, it claims to protect against humidity as well as heat damage from thermal styling. So I used a dime-sized amount on each section as I flat-ironed my hair and wrapped it for the night. It left my hands a bit sticky putting it on but my hair wasn’t at all which I was very happy with. In the morning it still looked good (I’m a wild sleeper), slight frizzing in the front but I also didn’t flat iron it much there (I’m paranoid about burning myself) so I didn’t blame the product for that. HOWEVER, as it was still relatively humid the day after I figured this would be the perfect test for the product…check my results:

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I’m sure it works great for some people’s hair, or they wouldn’t be in business. For my kinky, curly, 4b/4c, nappy, coily and whatever other description we can apply to it, the Ouidad didn’t impress me. Which is surprising since this product in particular has received a few awards. They gave me a hefty sample so I may give it another shot at some point. Don’t get me wrong folks I love my fro, but the point was for it to be straight :-/

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