Once again, Ouidad was so kind to send me their 2 newest releases before sharing them with the world! They have been keeping this such a secret, and I’m excited to finally help get the word out! I just tested these out on my hair; one last night, and the second this morning! Keep reading below to learn more about these new additions, what they were designed to do for all curl types, and what my final thoughts are!
Let’s imagine, you’ve already shampooed your scalp and hair with the Defrizzing Shampoo (and with the assistance of the amazing Vanity Planet Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager), you’ve conditioned with the Defrizzing Conditioner, you’ve detangled with the Detangling Spray, and you’ve added in some more moisture using the Featherlight Styling Cream. This would leave you next with the Advanced Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel. But Ouidad strived to create something even better; a gel with MORE hold!
- Consistently defines uneven curl patterns with strong, long-lasting hold
- Locks out humidity and helps protect curls from heat and UV damage
- Prevents frizz, flyaways, and unwanted volume
Curl Expert Tip: “Apply using Ouidad’s Rake & Shake styling method to seal and smooth the cuticle from roots to ends.”
My Thoughts: Okay, so personally this product looks and smells just like the original Heat & Humidity Gel in the ACC line. I will say that I was still blown away by how smooth and gentle the Stronger Hold product was, being a gel! But unlike the original, it didn’t leave my hair feeling soft with zero crunch. It did give my curls a strong hold! But every time I touched my hair throughout the day, to get a feel for it’s texture with the product on it, it’s been dry to the touch and has had more of like a “crispy” crunchy feel. It doesn’t make my hair feel as healthy as I’m confident and KNOW that it is. So that’s a bit unfortunate. Because of how kinky curly and coily my hair is, it’s naturally drier unless I tend to it with super moisturizing products. This gel just didn’t provide the hydration my hair needed. Though, I will also add that I didn’t have the Featherlight Styling Cream on hand to apply before this product, which I would’ve done and would highly recommend. So maybe that would have made a difference. Or maybe, though this gel was too strong for my hair, it may react better on a different curl type? There’s many! I just didn’t want to use products outside of what I was sent nor outside of this brand. And it’s hard to give an absolute, definite, final opinion, since I didn’t get to use the styling cream prior (as preferred). So using what I was given, this is how I felt about the results that I got!
Next and final in line,
Renew definition and eliminate frizz using the NEW* Advanced Climate Control® Restore + Revive Bi-Phase!
- Nourishes and hydrates dry, damaged hair
- Reactivates curl definition and restores luster for day one shine
- Eliminates frizz and flyaways
Curl Expert Tip: “Shake well. Mist all over dry hair and scrunch to redefine the curl pattern and smooth frizz.”
My Thoughts: This is a decent product and unlike any “refresher” spray I’ve seen on the market! It contains Mongongo, Grapeseed, and Meadowfoam Seed oils, which I could definitely feel as I worked the product throughout my curls. And it is good to know that this product contains oils because that’s going to help with sealing in any moisture that you applied to your curls prior to using it! This product does do the job of reactivating curl definition, and adding just a little bit of luster. When I first tried this spray, it was after waking up the next day. I spritzed it on areas where necessary, to give some of my frizzy curls (from sleep) the boost that they needed!
these products did what they were created to, in terms of providing a strong hold and reactivating curl definition! I just really wish that they also left my hair feeling hydrated and moisturized. I’m not a fan of my hair feeling dry. But again, the end result of my curls could’ve turned out much different had I used their Featherlight Styling Cream for added moisture! Also, I want to add that the packaging for this entire ACC line was beautifully done! The bottles are so pretty! But I do understand that it’s what’s inside the bottles and how they react on our hair that matters most!
I want to give an updated opinion in the future after getting my hands on their styling cream for this line. I’m super curious to see if it was just the missing piece that I needed all along!
I do believe that these products are worth trying and checking out. I’ve seen such positive reviews from other customers, which is amazing! If you do, I would love to know your thoughts, so be sure to leave a comment down below!
I hope you guys are having an amazing day and week! Until next time,
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This post was created in partnership with Ouidad. All opinions are honest and my own.