Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ouidad's New Color Sense Collection

When the weather's warm, I tend to wear my hair with my God-given curls a lot more frequently.  I just love the look of beachy waves.  My hair's natural state is more of a "wavy frizz" texture...not really something I'm a fan of putting on display.  That said, I can usually count on the amazing products Ouidad has to offer to tame my curls, and make my hair look fabulous!

Just in time for the summer season, Ouidad has launched its new line of Color Sense products designed to preserve and protect hair color from fading caused by sun exposure and other environmental factors that can damage hair. Since I've been coloring my hair since middle school, I was really excited to try out the line.

The Color Sense trio includes a Color Preserving Shampoo and Color Preserving Conditioner with a Color Lock complex, as well a Shine Boosting Color Extender treatment.  All of the products aim to nourish, shield, enhance vibrancy and extend the life of color. It works by very gently removing mineral deposits and product build-up that leads to the premature stripping of color, while being gentle on hair.

I tried out all of the products and was very impressed, as expected.

The shampoo was great--it felt a lot more gentle than other shampoos I usually use, yet my hair still felt super clean after using it. I do use a lot of styling products and I felt like the shampoo did a good job of removing the build-up, without being too harsh.  The conditioner worked amazingly. I used it post shampooing and left it in for 3 minutes before rinsing out. My hair immediately felt soft and healthy.

My absolute fave product was the Shine Boosting Color Extender.  I honestly can't even describe how much I love this stuff!! I applied it evenly in my hair (from root to tip) and left it in for about 10 minutes. After I rinsed my hair, it just felt amazing! I didn't even need to use a detangling product when I dried my hair--my wide-tooth comb went through it with ease.

Because the products all worked so well together, my "gross frizzy afro" needed almost no styling.  I let it air dry and got this as a result:

I know the picture is a little burly, but my curls look fantastic, right?!

I definitely suggest this line to anyone out there with curly, colored hair. Trust me--you'll fall in love after the first use.

You can purchase the products at, Ouidad Flagship, certified salons and Ulta.

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