Beauty Buzz | Ouidad Curl Defining Styling Souffle

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Valerie Aranov is a lawyer and lover of all things fashion and beauty. She loves to keep up with the latest trends, try the newest beauty products, and write all about it! You can follow her on Twitter at @LegalValerie.

I have always been a huge fan of Ouidad's products. I used to get my hair cut at the salon, and use their products exclusively. I loved everything about them, from the smell to the results. However, as time wore on and I began wearing my hair straighter and straighter, I veered away from Ouidad over the years, but I have always associated the company with great hair products and so was really excited to try the newest product, the Ouidad Curl Defining Styling Souffle.

Ouidad Curl Recovery Souffle

As background, I have wildly curly hair. Seriously. Girls who complain about their hair being way too curly and frizzy but have managed to learn how to blow dry/style it themselves are joking. I can't blow dry my hair on my own. It's an exercise in futility and leaves me red faced and frizzy. When I do get professional blow outs, the first comment I typically get is "Wow. You definitely can't do this yourself." Yes. Thank you. I know. That's why I'm here.

I have also had my hair keratin treated and the curls have never really been the same since. Enter Ouidad Curl Defining Styling Souffle. Can a product actually define curls that I have attempted to chemically beat into submission? Actually, yes it can.

While I was expecting the texture and smell to be similar to the products of old, this was slightly different. Still, I remembered the Ouidad technique -- basically a small amount in small sections of my hair) and I was happily surprised to see that my hair was not frizzing; and, while my curls weren't what they were circa 2006 before I ever took advantage of professional blow outs, the results were dramatically visible.

The ends of my hair could use a good chop (which they are getting this weekend, thank you very much), but all the layers were surprisingly healthy looking and spiral-y. My hair smelled good (sadly not the same Ouidad smell I remembered to satisfy my nostalgia, but still very pleasant) and looked good too. And for $26 for an 8 ounce container, the product is an affordable fix for frizzy and dry hair.

{I received a sample for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}