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Ouidad Curl Essentials Starter Kit

What it is:A quartet of curl-perfecting essentials.What it does:Ouidad Curl Essentials Starter Kit lets you take your good-hair day with you. Cleanse, condition, fight frizz, and revive your curls with these advanced formulas that are designed to work wonders on your mane.This set contains:- 2.5 oz Clear & Gentle Essential Daily Shampoo- 2.5 oz Balancing Rise Essential Daily Conditioner- 2.5 oz Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel- 2.5 oz Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing SprayWhat it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for Ouidad Curl Essentials Starter Kit

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but is it good for curly/wavy colored hair?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
knaidle
(plainview,ny)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes my curly, colored hair friend it does!! Blonde till I got older and wanted to keep it blonde, for as long as I can remember. I have started trying this product and I am very happy with it. I suggest that you try the travel kit because of the cost and if it does not work out for you, you have not lost a ton of money on it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
1KatCam
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 2
ABSOLUTELY!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sesame1
(Barrie, ON)
answer 3
In my experience, your hair has to be really curl to use this product. It's known for weighing hair down. I too have wavy curly hair, and when I used this, I just had waves.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
moresparkles
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Absolutely!! I have been searching for a good product for years and I believe that I have finally found it - make sure to watch the instructional videos that are on-line as well.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
AndreeP
(Mississauga, Ontario)
answer 5
My hair is curly and colored and I didn't notice any change in color or extra damage, but over all not impressed.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tjlouise
(Rolling Meadows,IL)
answer 6
My hair is color-treated and very fine- this product works well, especially the gel.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
916cinderella
(Northern California)
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straight hair to curls?
i have naturally straight hair, does this work for me to get into curls?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
mithra
(long beach, CA)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
6 answers
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answer 1
My mother has straight hair with a little bit of wavy and it definately gave her more wave. If your nervous I'd get a sample first. I don't know if it gives waves or curlsto hair that never had any.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
curlyandproud
(Toledo.Ohio)
answer 2
I have naturally curly hair - I have used this product off and on for over 5 years. if your hair is naturally straight - go with the straight hair products - I believe in letting your hair do what it wants - if it looks natural - you look natural -
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
redliz
(boynton beach fl)
answer 3
Ouidad's products will help straight to curly when you use a curling iron or have a perm.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lisalibrary44
(Twentynine Palms, CA)
answer 4
I think it would depend on the haircut first.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
curl1953
(Stoneham, MA)
answer 5
No.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jiffner79
(Orlando, FL)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Do the Ouidad products contain silicone or silicone-based ingredients?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Thressa
(Pilot Point, TX)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes, check for dimethicone.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jrhcadreamin
(Torrance, CA)
answer 2
As far I can see, there are none in the products. Their focus is protein which stops that hair from expanding.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kjleavitt
(san diego, ca)
answer 3
I do not believe so - you can go to ouidad.com and ask consultants directly - that is what I do
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
redliz
(boynton beach fl)
answer 4
I looked at the ingredient list for the heat and humidity gel, didn't see any silicone based products listed. Toward the end of the list there was some glycerin. It definitely doesn't feel like the silicone based products I've used before. Feels more hydrating than those.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jk2001
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 5
Although it says it is without Sulfates, the first ingredient listed after water for the shampoo is Ammonioum Laureth Sulfate. However, I didn't see it on the conditioner/rinse, the gel, or the spray.
answered 5 years ago
Aytiana
(Pueblo, CO)
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Sulfate free? I checked the ingredients..
i'm confused- the description of this product says "what this is forumlated WITHOUT: sulfates". however, one of the first ingredients listed for the Clear & Gentle Shampoo is 'ammonium lauryl SULFATE'. i'm wondering if the ingredients list is incorrect, or the description? i try to avoid sulfates, so i'd love to know whether this actually has them or not!
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(new york, NY)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it is sulfate free using amino acids & protein.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kjleavitt
(san diego, ca)
answer 2
ouidad shampoo DOES HAVE SULFATE - although they say very little -
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
redliz
(boynton beach fl)
answer 3
According to my chemistry professor, shampoos that claim to be sulfate free are nonsense. He says it's so they can charge you more for the product. I wouldn't grade this by what it contains, rather by what it does. If you do have a problem with sulfates, I recommend using natural remedies on your hair. I've tried a few, and they're as good as what you pay 20 bucks for. The best remedy I've found so far is .. mix vinegar with baking soda and water. Be careful when mixing because the baking soda and vinegar react together. When combined, they neutralize the acidic level and make it neutral. This is good. I would swear by it. Be careful though if you dye your hair, I hear it might strip the color, so don't use it often. It's good for dandruff too. So this is basically the best way to avoid the sulfates.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
moresparkles
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I cant claim to know for sure but I have a strong hunch that there are in fact sulfates in this - it left my daughters hair VERY dry.
answered 5 years ago
mpbeau
(Atlanta, GA)
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Is this sold in Canadian Sephora stores?
Specifically, Toronto?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
4 answers
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answer 1
Not sure if they sell this in Canada, but they do online! That is where I got mine. I hope you have no problems getting it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
1KatCam
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 2
Yes, it is sold at the Sherway Gardens Mall Sephora
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sesame1
(Barrie, ON)
answer 3
Not yet - but I've been told at the store at the Eaton Centre that they are phasing out one of the current products and that Ouidad should be available within a year or so. Keep your fingers crossed!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
AndreeP
(Mississauga, Ontario)
answer 4
I purchased this product on-line. Try the sample package first to determine if the product will work for you. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
spagirl67
(Marion, MA)
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Does this product work for African American hair?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
shanladancer
(Chicago)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
absolutely - probably better than it does for my thinner loser curls - be sure to use the moisturizing treatment
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
redliz
(boynton beach fl)
answer 2
I am black and have natural hair. I used the Curl Quencher Shampoo and Conditioners; however. I noticed more defined curls after the first day of use, but I wonder how much more improvement I will see (so far it has been 4 days of use). Not sure if this product will give better results than Aveda's Be Curly, though. : /
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
RTBee
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
I am African American and it didn't work on my hair. Though my hair is relaxed, maybe if you have virgin hair it will work.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Bobin
(Vista, Ca)
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Ouidad Products
Are Ouidad products available in the Sephora store or online only?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
NanaNay
(La Habra, Ca)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
I purchased mine in store, Woodfield mall Schaumburg, IL
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tjlouise
(Rolling Meadows,IL)
answer 2
The stores around me just recently started to carry them. I would call your local store and check.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Bobin
(Vista, Ca)
Question
is it safe for color treated hair?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Tshaw5
(glen head, ny)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
yes, i color my hair and have used it almost daily for a year.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katehasl
(levittown, NY)
answer 2
I don't know if it is for color treated hair but it has not faded my hair and I am certainly colored treated . I find my highlihgts appear brighter.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
bestin11229
(Brooklyn New York)
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Is this product animal tested?
I prefer to use products that have not been animal tested and while Outdad has recieved rave reviews I can't seem to find this little bit of information and it's something I need to know before testing it.

Does anyone know? It should be specified somewhere on the back of the bottle. It will either say *Final product not tested on animals or *Never tested on animals. If it doesn't have either on there then yes it is animal tested.

Please let me know. Thanks.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Rainwaterdreams
(Atlanta, Ga)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
The bottles that I have from this line of products say "No animal testing".
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Melanie21
(Everett, WA)
answer 2
I've checked most hair product websites and many have said that Ouidad's products are never tested on animals nor do they include animal ingredients. Hope this helps !
answered 5 years ago
Aytiana
(Pueblo, CO)
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Why does the description say it is formulated without sulfates when the second ingredient of the Clear & Gentle is Ammonium Laureth Sulfate?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Kahlaree
(Langdon, ND)
on Curl Essentials Starter Kit
1 answer
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answer 1
I bought it and would not recommend it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jrhcadreamin
(Torrance, CA)
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