Product review: Ouidad hair styling gel cream

Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

The never-ending battle to get the perfect curls can drive a girl crazy but Ouidad thinks their gel cream can help settle the score.


Ouidad Moisture Lock Define and Shine Curl Styling Gel CreamName this product:

Ouidad Moisture Lock Define and Shine Curl Styling Gel Cream, (, $24 for 6 fluid ounces)

What the product claims to do:

The styling gel cream promises to keep curls hydrated, defined, soft and shiny all day.

How it worked for me:

This product works with your natural wave versus trying to tighten your curl into more of an unnatural pattern. I have naturally wavy hair rather than a tight curl, and this product did a great job of smoothing my natural wave and keeping it from getting frizzy throughout the day.

How this product looks and feels:

Ouidad Moisture Lock Define and Shine Curl Styling Gel Cream feels more like a cream than a gel. It’s not sticky and glides easily through hair.

What I liked about this product:

This product left my hair soft and touchable but also kept my waves defined and not frizzy throughout the day.

What I would change about this product:

A little goes a long way! It’s easy to use too much, and keep this away from your roots or there’s no hope of second-day hair.

Describe the application process, how often you used the product and for how long:

Simply rub a small amount in your palms and apply to the bottom half of your hair or wherever you’re trying to define your waves.

I would recommend this product for:

Women with naturally wavy, not curly, hair. Ouidad also makes Curl Quencher Hydra Fusion Intense Curl Cream for hair that’s thick, dry or has tight, kinky curls.

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