Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil
Where to Buy: Ouidad, Ulta, & Salons
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate , Sodium Cocoamphoacetate…[+]
Product Claims: Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil is a foaming, water-activated cleanser with an advanced oil base that gently removes dirt and build-up while restoring essential moisture.
*Sent for review by Ouidad’s PR
I’m not sure what I expected from this product, as my excitement about shampoo is very comme ci comme ça. There are those that make your hair super, squeaky, un-manageably clean and there are others which claim to have conditioning agents that are just a step down from the former — but still nothing to write home about.
Ouidad has changed the game!
This is the first product I’ve ever used from this line and I am impressed and intrigued enough to try more from Ouidad. This shampoo is sulfate-free and laced with key ingredients such as coconut oil and silk amino acids which helps hair to resist damage. It also is very fragrant — nothing resembling food though 🙂 But like any other shampoo, the scent doesn’t last.
I added a dime-sized amount of this product section by section to my dampened (un-pre-pooed) hair in the shower. The product immediately became sudsy. For good measure I lathered twice and on the second lather, full suds, my hair felt soft — almost as if I were using a conditioner 0_O. While rinsing, my hair maintained it’s softness with curl definition and NO FRIZZ. I inspected my scalp, considering it had been 3 weeks since my last shampoo, and it was as clean as a whistle.
If I didn’t know any better, I would have attempted a wash n go, but this is why I came back to my sense lol.
Though sulfate-free, this shampoo did not slack on suds, did the job of cleaning my scalp and hair, and left my tresses soft and manageable. This shampoo is a keeper!
III Sisters Once A Week Nourishing Treatment (Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Dupe)
Where to Buy: Local Beauty Supply
Ingredients: Water, Vegetable Gylcerin, Soybean Oil
Product Claims: Concentrated with natural and botanical ingredients until once a week is all you need. Our conditioner will coat, protect and repair dry, fragile and damaged hair and strengthen your curls.
*I purchased this product at my local beauty supple store.
I applied this product to freshly washed hair (see review above). In the jar, it appeared creamy like any other deep conditioner, but as it came in contact with my damp hair, it did not spread as easily as I expected. It actually behaved something similar to creamy Vaseline (O.O) — if that’s even possible. The scent is floral, but not overpowering.
I kept the product in overnight and rinsed in the morning, as usual.
I rinsed section by section in the shower. Immediately, as the water touched my hair, it felt like plastic! It was such an intrusively weird feeling, totally counteracting the good work of the Cleansing Oil I’d just used.
While under running water, the pads of my fingers were being overworked. I could absolutely detect the conditioner not rinsing from my scalp! I continued the effortful rubbing and rinsing, then stood in front of my bathroom mirror to find my scalp still covered in the conditioner. I hopped under the tub faucet since it has a little more water pressure. And it was only then that I was able to rid my hair of 98% of the conditioner.
Because my hair still felt like plastic, I had to co-wash my hair with using this deep conditioner product.
Confused, dazed, and tired I checked the label to refresh myself on what is in the product. It boldly states it is comparable to Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment. Additionally, one side of the label boasts about unrefined shea butter and argan oil making the product “work”, yet on the other side of the label, the actual ingredient list does not have shea or argan anywhere. Huh?! If any of you ladies are an ingredient officiando, don’ t be shy, please explain — I’m lost.
Honestly, I think this product is bad news for the makers of Miss Jessie’s. After the way this dupe performed, though it is the cheaper version, I am not tempted in. the. least. to try the original version or any other products from the III Sisters of Nature product line.