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on 1/13/2010 3:32:00 PM
More reviews by darkharbour
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Not 100% effective for frizz, and it made my hair very stiff and crunchy
on 1/10/2010 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by susan11
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have 100 percent african american cottony hair with corkscrew coils/curls. I've been wanting to try this product for years and finally able to pick it up locally at Sephora. I don't like this product at all. Even though it helps define the coils and cut down on frizz my hair feels weird and just not quite right. I'll be returning it back to Sephora today and that's one of the reasons why I bought it. I'll probably exchange for the Balancing Rinse to use with the deep treatment which I do like.Thumbs down for this. Curls Gelescy and Abba Pure Volume Gel are current HGs for me. Thank goodness.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/30/2009 6:30:00 PM
More reviews by soooo
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have very tempermental hair. Only one product works to straighten it and now only one products wroks to wear it curly. I have very frizzy big curly hair and this keeps them compact defined and shiny but still movable and touchable. Smells fantastic and the bottle is cute too. I used this and with some hairspray to control the frizz but this has made the biggest difference. I wouldve given a five if it managed to keep them a little more compact and in control not that the results weren't great already.
on 9/5/2009 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by missrachel2930
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
As most of us with naturally curly hair know, it's very difficult to find a styling product that will enhance curls and make them frizz free, but yet not be crunchy. For my hair, this is it. I have shoulder length 3A curls. I use two quarter-sized dollups off this on my hair. One on the bottom half and one on the top half. I tried the styling instructions on the Ouidad web site, but found it was way too much product and made my hair slightly crunchy (not a big deal; I just scrunched it out). All the product also weighed my hair down. With just the two dollups, I find I don't have to scrunch out my hair as much when it dries like I normally do with other products. The only thing I don't care as much for is the new packaging. It's impossible to see how much product is left in the bottle because of the full label. You just have to guess. I also don't like that I can't just go buy this in a store and that I have to order it. But, it's an excellent product and I get a lot of compliments on my curls.
on 6/20/2009 8:13:00 PM
More reviews by slipping_glimpser
This is an expensive gel BUT a little goes a long way. I have very long, naturally dry hair w/lots of wave. The wave can easily morph into a frizzy mess with some other products. I use this gel after the curl quencher moisturizing shampoo & conditioner. After applying I just leave it alone to dry naturally. It is a rare product (or combination of products) that will allow me to comfortably head out in the world without the flat iron, hot rollers or push come to shove, a hat. This one provides me with the opportunity to experience wash, gel, and go hair.It has a very slight scent - to me nothing objectionable. My only problem with this is that it will leave my hair slightly sticky. Once I run my fingers or comb through it is fine. A minor objection for how it leaves my hair.
on 1/26/2009 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by georgia21
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
I received a sample of this product, and although I don't live in a hot and humid climate or have unruly, frizzy hair, I found it worked pretty well on my dry, medium-textured, 2c hair by enhancing curl formation. It has a thin liquid-like texture. Climate Control has a soft hold while Ouidad's Tress FX has a strong hold and also leaves my hair feeling crunchy. Climate Control has a mild perfume-type fragrance that I don't care for, but that soon goes away. It's an effective product if soft hold works for you. The gel doesn't add any shine.Neither gel is any better than the product I'm currently using (Free & Clear Hair Styling Gel).
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/19/2009 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by angel31
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I was pretty disapointed with this product. I waited a long time to try it, since it was so expensive. However, I finally caved and ordered it after becoming frustrated with my shoulder-length, thick curly/wavy hair. After having such high hopes, I was sad to learn that it did not work for me. Although I liked the smell and consistancy, it left my hair 'weird' looking. It certainly did not bring out the curl, and it left my hair with an uneven texture. I even tried the 'shake and rake' technique, but it didn't help. *shrugs* I sent this one back to HSN - onto the next.
on 12/26/2008 3:48:00 PM
More reviews by brandyhoward
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is my Holy Grail of products. I have long, relatively healthy, fine, NATURALLY curly hair. Over the course of my life, I had tried literally every product on the market for curly hair. That all stopped when I found this. I saw it in Allure's Best of Issue in 2000 and it seriously changed my life.I recommend reading and following the instructions on how to apply the product. If done correctly, you should have soft curls that hold with no frizz-- and more importantly- with no stiff, crunchy, producty feeling that other gels and mousses can give. I love love love Ouidad. They have revolutionized curls for everyone.
on 9/5/2008 9:24:00 PM
More reviews by funnygirl131
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is kind of like L'Oreal's melting gel now under another name. Smells nice .It gives my wavey hair more definition ,but so far in the humidity it holds okay,not as great as i would expect. This is not a extra hold gel, it made my very hair soft and i put a bit of regular mousse or gel on top lightly just to keep it from going every which way.
on 8/14/2008 7:30:00 PM
More reviews by mam311
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This was just ok for me, I have long, some what thick, coarse curly hair. I also live where it is very humid, and rainy all the time. So of course when I saw this Climate Control gel I thought "great!". It smells good, I'll give it that, but the actual hold of this product was less than I expected, I know you could buy more of their products to use for hold but dang this stuff is $25.00! I tried mixing it into some of my other styling products and it did alright. I may try a sample kit with all of the shampoo's and stuff, but i wont buy a full size bottle of this again.
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