I LOVE this stuff. My hair is thick and prone to frizz, and when it gets too dry it gets very tangled. Typically after washing my hair I put in the GVP straightening serum, blow dry my roots and let the bulk of my hair air-dry. (I don't usually blow dry my hair as I'm growing it out for a friend who needs a wig made, and I want to keep my hair as healthy as possible.) I got a HUGE sample of this from Sephora and HOLY COW. I towel dried my hair, finger-combed this leave in conditioner through my hair and let it dry. My hair dried to a silky soft, detangled, smooth finish. And it STAYS that way for DAYS. I will definitely, definitely repurchase this when my sample runs out. I think what makes this work so well for me is that I have really thick, wavy hair, but also that I let it air-dry. I can't really understand all the bad reviews for this product.
Now let me start by saying that the only reason I will not be repurchasing this product isn't because I didn't like it, I found a better wayyyyyyy less expensive product and you get more of it. Now with that said, I really do like this product. It could be a bit more moisturizing but it's ok. I don't use a whole lot and it made my curls incredibly soft! The smell doesn't bother me much but it could be better. If it wasn't this expensive I would probably continue to buy it but I think for what I paid this bottle needs to be A LOT bigger IMO
I'm not fond of how this product smells. It reminds me of men's shaving cream, in not the best of ways. While this isn't the best at giving my curls moisture, my hair does seem to curl better when using this. The bottle lasts forever, which is good because how pricey this is. I was expecting more from this. It's a bit heavy.
This product didn't really do anything for my hair. If anything, left my hair feeling heavy and sticky after. I've used other leave-in conditioners that were amazing, so maybe this is just not for me.
I didn't find this product moisturizing at all, and it did not help detangle my hair at all. A total waste of money.
I don't fit the typical Ouidad customer profile: I have lots of straight, fine hair. It never has volume, it never holds a curl, and it's very long (almost to my waist). I have a rather oily scalp and my hair always looks dirty after one day. However, my ends get really dry and tangle like crazy. This is not a product I would have tried in a million years, especially as Ouidad's entire brand is built on treatment of curly hair. I'd switched to argan oil shampoo, but it made no difference and my ends were still dry and tangled. Then I received a very generously sized sample of this through my last Sephora order. Here's what blows my mind about it: it doesn't make my hair heavy or greasy. I've used all sorts of leave-ins and they always claim that it won't weigh your hair down, but we all know that's bs, right? Especially if you have hair with my texture and length. But the tangles stopped AND it's never weighed it down. I've been using it every day for about a week and am definitely looking at the full-sized product. It's $22 for an 8-oz bottle but I only have to use a little dollop, so it should last a long time. I don't mind spending a little more for a product that works and goes a long way.
I have been using this for about 3 months now and I really like it. I have curly hair and have noticed a great improvement in my curls since using this.
Granted, I'm not a connoisseur of leave-in conditioners, and I don't have curly hair. What I do have is lots of over-processed, fine to medium-textured wavy hair that is quite prone to frizz. This stuff has just been a lifesaver while I grow out my over-dyed hair. I found that a rinse conditioner wasn't doing the trick, so I bought this stuff. After I shampoo and condition with a lightweight rinse-out conditioner, I lightly towel dry my hair and then apply about a dime to nickel size amount of Ouidad to my medium length hair. Then I comb out the tangles, part it down the middle, and secure it in a low bun at the nape of my neck. I let it get about half-dry in that manner and then remove the bun and go to sleep. When I wake up in the morning my hair looks soooo much better. I will repurchase.
When I first started using this, I loved it! It made my hair smell super nice, it gave it a little volume. For preference, k have natural black hair that is dyed dark brown with caramel highlights, it's also oily and fine. Anyway so when I first started using this, I like it. But gradually thought as I continued to use it that the product could be better. The price is $22 for the big bottle at sephora.. Personally I don't think the bottle is big enough. Then again I'm new to the hair game, so I wouldn't know if this is a good price for the amount. Anyway, I will probably repurchase if I cannot find anything else cheaper and works just as well. I don't think it's worth shelling out $22 bucks.
I have naturally curly (3a), medium-textured hair that I color on a regular basis, so a good leave-in is a must for me. The best leave-ins I've ever used (Aveda Elixir & Kiehls Leave-In) were both discontinued, so I'm constantly on the hunt for a replacement.
I really like this product. It provides me with enough moisture but doesn't weigh down my curls, which is a big problem for me with leave-ins. I've never had issues with it building up either. It is a bit pricey at $22/bottle, but a little goes a long way. I also wish it smelled better; it doesn't smell bad, just reminds me of a basic drugstore moisturizer. I usually order this online from Sephora. continued >>