Welcome back for Part 2 of my Ouidad experience!
(Click HERE for yesterday’s post.)
Now that I’ve received the bottle of Ouidad’s Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream, it’s time to play with it! It wasn’t until I discovered a better routine did I truly reap the benefits of this product. Here’s what I do every morning…
After the alarm rings at 4:50 am and I hit the snooze button once (yes, that is the truth…I do that EVERY weekday morning), I jump in the shower and get my hair wet. I lather up with one of these two shampoos…
I rotate between the two because it keeps my hair confused. I know that’s a little weird, but trust me, when my hair gets used to a particular shampoo, the formula doesn’t work as well.
I rinse that out completely and put on one of these conditioners…
I rotate these as well for the same reason as the shampoo.
Next up, with the conditioner still on my hair, I wash the rest of me. Once I’m all clean, I rinse out about 80% of the conditioner. As I do this, I’m gradually turning the water to cold. I get it almost too cold to stand, but it seals my hair and really calms down frizz.
Here’s something very important I do… before I do anything else with my hair, before I even get out of the shower, I take one of Rob’s old clean cotton t-shirts and I squeeze (don’t rub) the wetness out of my hair. If I use a regular bath towel or anything like it, MAJOR FRIZZ! Even if I do everything else the same, I get frizz with a normal towel.
Okay, now that a majority of the water is out of my hair, I put 3 to 4 pumps of Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream in my hands, rub hands together and scrunch throughout my hair, making sure it is distributed evenly. I then take the t-shirt and scrunch some more. After that, I pile my hair on top of my head and wrap the shirt around like a turban. I’m finally ready to get out of the shower.
After I’ve gotten dressed, put in my contacts and covered my face in moisturizer, it’s time to take the shirt off my head and scrunch even more. I use my fingers to part my hair and scrunch again. That’s it!
Notice, a comb or brush or hairdryer never touch my hair. A lot of curly girls like to use hairdryers with diffusers, but if I did that, I would look like I came straight out of the 80’s. I just don’t like the way my hair curls when I use a diffuser, so it’s air dry for me! It obviously takes longer, but my hair is a lot healthier and less frizzy because of it.
What products do you like to use on your curls? Do you have any tips for other curly girls out there?
Until next time…
Products mentioned (all purchased by me, I was not compensated for this post/all opinions are my own):
Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Instense Curl Cream
Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Shampoo
L’Oreal Paris EverCurl Sulfate Free Hydracharge Shampoo
Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Frizz Sealing Conditioner
Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner