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Ouidad Product Review: Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner

April 20, 2022

 by

Verna Meachum

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If you’re like me, you are always on the lookout for new curly hair products to try. I was excited when I Ouidad reached out to me to try their Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner. So, I decided to give it a try.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at this product and see if it really lives up to its claims.

Ouidad Curly Shaper Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner is a top curly hair product promising high-quality results.

It is a double-player product that aims to clean curls as well as condition them. The product can be used either way and yet delivers amazing results.

The formulation comprises gentle cleansing agents along with cationic conditioners. The blend of moisturizing agents imparts water molecules to curls, boosting their natural curl bounce and definition.

It improves curl manageability and controls the frizz without generating any build-up at all.

INCI listing:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethyldimonium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance/Parfum

Key Benefits

  • Gentle Cleansing
  • NO sulfates, No Silicones, NO Mineral Oil, No Petrolatum
  • Removes dirt particles, oils, sebum & product residues
  • Detangles the knots
  • Hair softening and provides the desired sensorial feel for wet & dry hair
  • Controls hair frizz and flyaway
  • Improves natural curl pattern and definition

Key Ingredients

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

It is a moderately foaming, a mild amphoteric surfactant. It imparts mildness and minimizes the irritation potential of the formulation.

It emulsifies the oils and sebum content while dispersing the dirt particles removing them later during the rinse-off stage.

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

It is a starch-derived thickening agent that boosts product stability, boosts its aesthetic features, and builds viscosity.

It also adds body to the formulation and thus plays a vital role in product structure and its performance.  

Behentrimonium Chloride

It is a well-known cationic hair conditioner. It comprises a long carbon chain attached to the cationic nitrogen group.

Being positively charged, it attaches itself to negative charge sites of the hair shaft via electrostatic bonding.

This attachment of hydrophobic carbon chain gives lubrication to the hair surface while improving slip and providing ease of combing and brushing.

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

It’s a secondary surfactant used in the formulation to broaden the cleansing efficacy. It is also an amphoteric surfactant compatible with Sodium Lauroamphoacetate and cationic conditioners present in the formulation.

It boosts the formability and product performance to remove oils and dirt particles.

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil is a vegetable oil extracted from rice bran. It is obtained from the outer layer of the rice kernel (the bran).

The oil is rich in natural antioxidants such as tocopherols (Vitamin E), tocotrienols, and γ-oryzanol. Therefore, it protects hair and scalp against oxidative damage and thus preserves their biochemical properties.

Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethyldimonium Chloride

Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethyldimonium Chloride enhances the water holding capacity of hair and skin. It is highly hygroscopic at all humidity levels, with water molecules attracting and holding them effectively. This is the key ingredient for hair hydration.

Unlike other traditional humectants, it does not cause any stick feel or heaviness.

How to use it

For Cleansing

  • Wet our hair with lukewarm water
  • Apply a small quantity of Ouidad Curl Shaper Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner in small sections of the hair scalp area
  • Work out cream lather
  • Continue working out for 2-5 minutes
  • Rinse
  • *Optional: Condition your hair with a light conditioner formulation

For Conditioning

  • Wash our hair with cleansing or clarifying shampoo
  • Remove excess water using a microfiber towel
  • Apply Ouidad Curl Shaper Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner in small quantities
  • Massage it evenly to ensure the product gets to the hair strand and scalp section
  • Leave it for 3-5 minutes
  • Rinse it off using warm water
  • Remove excess water and make your style

My Thoughts and Experience

I was so excited when I heard about the Ouidad curl shaper double duty weightless cleansing conditioner. I have always loved their products, especially the advanced control heat and humidity gel.

So, I was curious to see how their cleansing product would work.

I have to say that I was pretty impressed. The secret to using it is making sure your hair is very wet before applying it.

You can then add a bit more water and work it in, making sure to get to the ends. I usually keep it on for my entire shower.

It made my hair feel smooth and manageable. It doesn’t feel greasy or heavy at all, even after a few days. Simply clean, soft, and manageable hair.

For those who love scents like me, you will love this. It smells so so good! And, I like the fact the scent lingered a bit afterwards. It smells like a light sandlewood in the most amazing way possible. Love it!

The only downside is that I wish that there was a lot more slip. But, that is just my personal preference.

Overall, I would recommend this product.

Side note, on days you use a clarifying shampoo, I would use this as conditioner.

If you’re looking for a great way to cleanse and condition your curly hair, look no further than the Ouidad Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner!

This product is surprisingly great. It cleanses your hair while providing essential hydration, leaving it feeling soft and silky.

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