Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel Review

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By Fran of HeyFranHey.com

Price – 8.5 oz for $22

Retail Locations – ULTA, Sephora, Amazon.com

Ingredients – Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Leaf Extract, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-28, Glycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-25, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PVP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.

Claims – “Controls frizz in all climates”

Product Review – The gel is thin and clear like a light serum. The smell reminds me of a Pantene conditioner. I cleansed my hair and finger-raked the gel into dripping wet hair, then let it air dry. Normally, my hair takes 4-6 hours to fully dry but with this product it took 9-10 hours. It also dried with a super tight hold and heavy crunch. I didn’t use a lot of product because you can tell, as soon as you glide it on, that a little goes a long way. But the hold was still very tight. I basically had the “wet look” for the entire day. And my hair was unable to gain any volume. This also brought on tons of white flakes. The more I tried to “scrunch the crunch”, once my hair was fully dried, the flakier it became. I went to sleep with it up in high, pineapple style ponytail.

The next morning, my hair was still defined and frizz free, but felt dried out. It no longer gave me the “wet look” but my hair was now flat and shapeless. I did my puff out technique and it would lay right back down. It was also completely full of white flakes at this point. I added more product mixed in with a little bit of water, my usual routine, to freshen up the curls for second day hair. My hair was sticky and crunchy yet again. I had to wash it out. I’m someone who loves tons of volume and this was just too much control. The only reason I can’t fully knock this product is because it does as it says, “Controls frizz in all climates”. My hair held up well in terms of definition, frizz and shine, in temps in the high 60s and after exercising outdoors. That’s definitely a plus. However, it seems to sacrifice softness and moisture while doing so.

Score – I give this product a C for natural hair. I will stick to the Knot Today by Kinky Curly as a leave-in, which gives definition and shine as well as moisture, while promoting hair health by using cleaner ingredients. And for almost half the price!

Fran is a 3c textured natural. A shot of her hair is below (click to enlarge):

Ladies, have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

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Fran

I'm a natural hair, nutrition and fitness blogger from New York City. Battling a kidney related illness that doctors couldn't seem to fix, I became obsessed with alternative medicine. After months of researching and finally curing myself, it became quite evident that healthy resources in our urban communities were lacking. I began my health & wellness tumblr in Dec of 2010 as somewhat of a journal, hoping to shed some light on my journey to health as well as our disconnection with healthy living. It's been my goal to create a safe haven where our wellness concerns could be shared and hopefully cured, as naturally as possible.

 
  • MOG

    I just returned the entire Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel the shampoo and condish to Sephora. I had the same experience (sticky and crunchy and white flakes) with this product. I have 4C hair and called the Ouidad customer service line to ask them what I should purchase and at their suggestion I purchased the trio (Shamp, cond and gel)..there was nothing I could do with any of it…. It is just awful for my type of hair.

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  • NoelleArtemis

    I purchased the Ouidad Expert Curl Kit from Sephora and returned it as well. I have 4C hair and I tried to use it for a wash and go. I don’t think wash and gos are good for my hair because of how much my hair shrinks. Anyway, my hair was dry and crunchy and felt like straw. When I washed it out, I had to do a deep conditioning treatment just to get my hair back to normal. I did not like this line of products.

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  • http://www.hairscapades.com hairscapades

    I’ve used this before and actually liked it …. WHEN the crunch is scrunched out with the Clear Control Glaze. I didn’t have flakes and had soft, fluffy and defined hair. I got it at a salon that did the Ouidad cut for me and used it aftwards. BUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTT, I got almost as good results with LaBella Lots of Curls, which is, like, $3 for a gallon. So, the Ouidad Climate Control was definitely NOT worth the money to me, because I needed a second expensive a@#$ product to get the end results I desired and I could get just as good results with a product that was far, far, FAR less expensive with 5x more product:)!!

    Shelli

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  • http://fitfluffyfood.blogspot.com/ Kayla

    When I tried this product, I mainly used it on twist/braidouts and gave me BEAUTIFUL results. Doing a wash & go w/ this DID leave my hair slightly crunchy though. My friend Sondriel says the best product from their line to use on type 4 hair is their Curl Quencher line…but Climate Control works just as well.
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    ^Braidout w/ climate gel

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  • http://ln Gia

    I have this and planned on using it when dew points are too high but that Dimethcone makes me think twice.

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  • http://urbanfashionistastyle.tumblr.com/ Rosie

    I have the gel because someone gave it to me. its the only gel i would use because it is alcohol free and i never had a problem with it. I only use it when putting my hair in a ponytail or bun, never for a wash and go.

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  • http://youtu.be/JUm7sM9Lwn4 Isah

    I liked it. no real issues for me personally.

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  • http://youtu.be/JUm7sM9Lwn4 Isah

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  • kayzee

    i got this gel along with the botanical boost spray from m sister, it works great if you put a creamy leave in or conditioner on ur soaking wet hair first them put the gel on top, definition for days and refreshed great with the spray

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  • Akamara

    I used this gel with Kinky curly knot today and I had great results. It was very humid and drizzling the second day, and I walked through it without an umbrella; no frizz. Even after stretching my hair with ponytails… no frizz. One complaint: my hair felt producty even though I only used a small amount. Also,I got free samples from Sephora so my opinion may change if I actually have to pay for it.

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  • http://myunspokenthought.tumbler.com AOA

    I have 4c hair and I had a sample of the Ouidad Climate Control. I used it in 2 senarios after a wash using Soft Moisture Yucca & Boabab shampoo & conditioner:

    1) coconut oil –> climate control –> grapeseed oil –> blow dry –> heat protectant –> flat iron. I noticed my hair was straighter and lasted straighter longer and NO frizz!!!!

    2) coconut oil –> climate control –> soft moisture coconut&hibiscus curl style milk –> shea butter and flat twist. I noticed that my twist out was noticibly less frizzy and lasted 2-3 days without re-twisting.

    In my opinion, I really like the Climate control as I think it helps with the frizz of my hair which helps my hair hold the style longer. I haven’t used the complete trio of climate control because I like to stick with what works.

    I hope this helps.

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