Having a head of 2C-4A pattern curls, I'm well aware that one wrong move in a hair-care routine can be a set up for a bad hair day. Whether it be a styling cream that does nothing but weigh my hair down, or a gel that feels like sticky slime, I try to use products that keep my curls defined for days on end.
Recently, I got the opportunity to try Ouidad's Curl Quencher collection which included the Curl Quencher Moisturising Shampoo ($18), Curl Quencher Moisturising Conditioner ($20), Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream ($26), and Curl Quencher Moisturising Styling Gel ($26). With this new hair routine in my possession, I tried to figure out what day would be best to test these products. Fortunately, I looked to the weather forecast to find that on Friday, a thunderstorm was coming. For most people, this weather screams humidity city, aka a bad hair day, but I saw it as a great day to put this collection to the test to see if Ouidad's Curl Quencher collection could keep my curls defined even in humid weather. Keep reading to follow the entire process — from cleanse to style — and see if my curls stayed defined past the threshold of my apartment.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturising Shampoo Review
Applying the Curl Quencher Moisturising Shampoo, I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the product on my hair. It felt like I was applying a serum on my hair that quickly lathered into a foam. The entire time I was washing my hair, my hair never felt straw-like or like it was being stripped. In fact, upon rinsing out the shampoo, I noticed the white foam pour into the tub and then the water ran clear — meaning my black colour didn't wash out with this shampoo.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturising Conditioner Review
With soft clean hair it was time for the Curl Quencher Moisturising Conditioner. Squeezing the product out of the tube, the conditioner had a similar texture to a thin lotion so I was happy that I didn't have to squeeze with all my might to get the product out. Applying the product onto my hair, I was able to easily distribute the conditioner through all of my curls while feeling the product coat each strand. When it came time to rinse I didn't feel any residual residue left in my hair. My hair felt soft without feeling weighed down!
Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream Review
Letting my hair out of the towel I noticed my hair was pillowy soft, but I couldn't ogle at my hair forever, it was time to define my curls with the Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream. I separated my hair in half to add the curl cream in. When trying to pump the product out I noticed that if I held the bottle horizontally or even at a slightly turned down angle that I was able to get more product out at a time. Slathering the cream throughout my hair I used my usual method of alternating between raking and twisting motions to distribute the product evenly through my hair. Looking at my hair with just the cream, my curls looked moisturised and more defined.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturising Styling Gel Review
For the final touch of "frizz-free" protection against the humid weather beyond my bathroom, it was time to apply the Curl Quencher Moisturising Styling Gel. This product surprised me the most out of the entire collection in the best way. Of course with hair gel I immediately thought this would be a sticky process. Turns out the gel, like the shampoo, has a serum like consistency that glided onto my hair. To get more definition I split my hair into four sections and used a combination of raking and twisting motions to really incorporate the product.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Collection Review
After using the entire collection, I was so happy that my curls looked defined and felt super bouncy — cue the slow-mo hair flip! As for how my hair faced the humid day, I'm happy to report that my curls survived. Throughout the day I could still see the swirl of my curls. From the rainy — umbrella free — walk to the train station to the damp stroll into the office, my curls stayed sustained their spirally structure. As I typed the day away at my desk my curls didn't waver. By the time I got ready for bed I was even able to put my hair up without ruining my curl definition the next day — I just added a few spritzes of water and was good to go. In my opinion, the Ouidad Curl Quencher collection left my hair feeling soft while keeping my curls defined throughout the entire stormy humid Friday into the weekend. If you want to try out the collection check out Ouidad's website here.