Product Review| Ouidad Color Sense Collection

by West Parsons on January 20, 2014

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PRODUCT SPECS

Color Sense Preserving Shampoo
Price: $8-60
Where to Buy: Ouidad
Product Claims: Color Sense Color Preserving Shampoo protects and enhances the vibrancy of color-treated hair, while gently removing mineral deposits and product build-up that lead to premature stripping of color…
Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate..

Color Sense Preserving Conditioner
Price: $9-66
Where to Buy: Ouidad
Product Claims: Color Sense Color Preserving Conditioner nourishes and softens hair while protecting it from environmental exposure and damage that cause color to fade.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycerin, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate…

Color Sense Shine Boosting Color Extender
Price: $26
Where to Buy: Ouidad
Product Claims: Color Sense Shine Boosting Color Extender is a weekly rinse-out treatment that keeps color truer longer while maximizing it with a glossy, vibrant shine for days.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Polyisobutene, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Hexylene Glycol…

THE REVIEW

DISCLAIMER: My hair is not altered by color in any way, shape or form (except for henna, but that doesn’t really count). I tried this product with consideration of any products being geared towards color-treated hair would be great for kinky hair due to the increased concentration of moisture.

Thinking about bleaching your hair? Read Four Things You Should Consider Before Color-Treating.

Shampoo
This shampoo lathered well, and when rinsing, it did not leave my hair in dire need of moisture. My hair felt clean, but not feel stripped. This shampoo performed very similarly to Ouidad’s cleansing oil shampoo.

Conditioner
For a product of this nature, I expected the consistency to be quite rich, but it wasn’t thick nor thin and actually slightly translucent.  I applied to my hair in sections as usual.  Slapped on my plastic cap, therapy wrap, and overnighted it. The next morning I rinsed. My hair was soft, but not anything out of the ordinary. Keep in mind, I am still reviewing this with the thought of it being a product geared towards color-treated hair.

Shine Boosting Color Extender
The consistency of this product is similar to the conditioner. I applied it after I rinsed the conditioner and left it in for 30 minutes with heat. Upon on rinsing I didn’t notice much of a difference in the softness and shine of my hair. I suppose this last step is one that helps to lay the cuticles of color-treated hair flat to improve the sheen. Maybe because my hair is not color treated, it didn’t seem to make much of a difference.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Considering the price and performance of this collection, if my hair was color treated, I think the shampoo would probably be the only thing I would splurge on since cleansing can be the most detrimental process in caring for altered hair. As for the conditioner, which I had high hopes for, I would not purchase — it did not impart any more moisture than products I already own. The shine booster seems more take it or leave it — in my opinion, if you have a great deep conditioner an additional conditioner should not be necessary. One may say, the shine booster is considered a quick, rinse-out conditioner and can help you save on time from week to week since the directions imply that it can be used alone. I say, that is an oxymoronic thinking when it comes to color-treated Black hair.

What products are you using for your color-treated hair?