Some love it. And, well, some hate it. Me, personally, I’m on the fence!
Frizz is notorious for being something that people try hard to avoid when it comes to their hair. And I totally get that! But then there are some who don’t mind it a little from time to time. They’ll proudly take their hair pick and work it through their roots or use their fingers and shake out their hair simply because it creates more volume and gives them bigger hair; which I am a fan of sometimes!
Now, though I say that I like some frizz here and there, don’t get me wrong- I only like it when it’s on MY terms! Not the environment’s. Climate can have a way of really shaking up your look and not in the best way. Humidity? Ha! Totally not my friend. I’ve learned my lesson from all of the summers I thought I could straighten my hair and get away with it staying that way. Total fail. Can anyone relate?
I’ve recognized that it’s definitely worth it keeping my hair in it’s naturally curly state. It’s much easier to manage, makes more sense, and works out better that way in warmer seasons. BUT, just because I choose to stay curly, that doesn’t change the fact that humidity is still present. Nor does it change the fact that it messes even with my curly mane. And there’s nothing that I, nor anyone can do about that. What if I told you though, that although we cannot change the climate situation, we CAN change how it affects our curls?
Let me introduce you to a line of products that were created and designed with curls, frizz, and climate control in mind!
Ouidad, “the original curl expert“, likes to abide by the phrase “let curls be curls.” And it’s a phrase that is so well represented in their newest line of products, Advanced Climate Control!
They were so kind to send me their 3 most popular products from the collection to try out on my hair; and I am sooo grateful that I’ve now been introduced to this line! Let me briefly walk you through the different pieces that make up the ACC!
First thing’s first,
Gently cleanse and define curls using the Advanced Climate Control® Defrizzing Shampoo!
- Helps establish curl definition, creating the perfect frizz-free foundation
- Gentle, *sulfate-free* formula respects hair’s natural protective barrier
- Safe for color treated hair
Curl Expert Tip: “Never bunch or scrub hair together while shampooing, as this roughens the cuticle, weakens hair, and causes frizz.”
Personally, when cleansing my hair, I like to focus the product mainly on the scalp. I give myself a nice massage using my Vanity Planet Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager to help work the product in. And it also helps to stimulate the scalp, which is great if you’re trying to grow out your hair! To cleanse my actual hair, as I rinse the shampoo off of my scalp, the product runs down my hair strands cleansing them as well. This method has never failed me and cleanses my hair and scalp well, while keeping the hair from tangling in the process!
My Thoughts: A little bit of this product goes a LONG way! You definitely don’t need much to get the job done, which is great because that means this product will last you a while. The Defrizzing Shampoo does an amazing job of throughly cleansing the scalp! It lathers up very nicely and leaves me feeling hair refreshed and ready for conditioning! Just make sure you rinse out the product very well, otherwise it will cause flaking after your entire hair routine is done!
Lock in moisture, nourish, and repair using the Advanced Climate Control® Defrizzing Conditioner!
- Hydrates, nourishes, and helps to repair
- Locks nourishing moisture in and frizz-causing humidity out
- Encourages curl definition, creating the perfect frizz-free foundation
Curl Expert Tip: “Apply conditioner 1/8 inches away from the scalp for frizz control from roots to ends.”
My Thoughts: I love conditioners that are moisturizing and that are really helpful in assisting me through the detangling process by making my hair easier to manage. This conditioner is both of those two things! I also noticed that it did a great job of helping my curls form!
Shield against damage and prevent frizz using the Advanced Climate Control® Detangling Spray!
- Primes curls for a frizz-free finish
- Nourishes and detangles for more manageable curls
- Shields against heat, UV, and mechanical damage
Curl Expert Tip: “Spray on hair at the beach or pool to moisturize and protect curls.”
My Thoughts: I didn’t receive this styler, but with a 4.5 average star rating in reviews, I trust that this is yet another solid product! You can check out what others have to say about it here.
Lock out humidity and define curls using the Advanced Climate Control® Featherlight Styling Cream!
- Defines curls with ultra-light, pillow-soft hold – won’t weigh hair down
- Locks out humidity and helps protect curls from heat and UV damage
- Prevents frizz and flyaways
Curl Expert Tip: “Let hair air-dry for more relaxed curls or blow-dry with a diffuser for more bounce.”
My Thoughts: Just having launched in September of last year, this is the newest addition to the ACC! I didn’t receive this product, but also with a 4.5 average star rating in reviews, I trust that this is another game-changer for styling the hair! You can check out what others have to say about it here.
Last but not least,
Lock out humidity and define curls using the Advanced Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel!
- Defines curls with flexible hold – won’t leave hair crunchy, sticky, or weighed down
- Locks out humidity and helps protect curls from heat and UV damage
- Prevents frizz, flyaways, and unwanted volume
Curl Expert Tip: “Use Ouidad’s Rake & Shake method to apply gel from roots to ends. By working in sections, you’ll ensure that you’re coating every single curl.”
My Thoughts: Okay. So If I had to choose a favorite from the three products I received, hands down, it would be this one! LOVED THIS! I had my own ideas of what the consistency of this product would feel like and what it would do to my hair, but it completely exceeded them. I was blown away by how smooth and gentle this product was, being a gel. It left my hair soft with zero crunch, gave my curls the hold that they needed, and WOAH- the definition was insanely amazing. Not even kidding! I would totally purchase this myself!
I really enjoyed using this collection! I mean, my curls certainly did! The scent is clean and not really strong or overbearing. Every product that I tried did what I expected it to. And as far as no frizz, well, I have just a little- but that’s totally on me! I did take my pick to fluff out my hair for more volume. I told ya I liked big hair! But I will say that because of how well the gel defined my curls (again, the definition was insane) I do have a strong feeling that if I would’ve never used the pick, frizz wouldn’t be present; or at least not nearly as present as it would be had I not used the product!
So before you go, I have a secret to tell you…
April 3rd, Ouidad will be releasing something pretty special: 2 NEW products in addition to this line! I’ve already been filled in on what they are and I can’t wait to share the details with you! Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you’ll be in the know when that post goes live!
That’s all for now! Until next time!
Let your curls be curls and shine all season round! You can browse Ouidad’s selection of anti-frizz products here! Sign up for tutorials, special offers and promotions on their website, and receive 10% OFF your first order + enjoy a complimentary sample with any order and FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more!
All Ouidad products can be shopped at www.ouidad.com and Ouidad Certified Salons.
This post was created in partnership with Ouidad. All opinions are my own.