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Ouidad Product Review: Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner

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As a curly hair enthusiast always on the lookout for new products, I was thrilled when Ouidad approached me to try their Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner. Intrigued by its promises, I decided to give it a whirl.

In this review, let’s delve into the details of this product to see if it truly lives up to its claims.

The Ouidad Curly Shaper Double Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner stands out as a premium curly hair product with lofty promises.

This versatile product functions as both a cleanser and conditioner, offering convenience and promising remarkable results.

Formulated with gentle cleansing agents and cationic conditioners, it effectively cleanses and conditions curls without any compromise. The moisturizing elements infuse hydration into the curls, enhancing their natural bounce and definition.

Notably, it aids in managing curls and taming frizz, all while ensuring there’s no buildup left behind.

Key Benefits of the Ouidad Cleansing Conditioner

  • 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

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.

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

When I first heard about the Ouidad Curl Shaper Double-Duty Weightless Cleansing Conditioner, I couldn’t contain my excitement. As a longtime fan of Ouidad’s products, particularly their Advanced Control Heat and Humidity Gel, I was eager to see how their cleansing conditioner would fare.

After giving it a try, I must say, I was quite impressed. The key to maximizing its effectiveness is ensuring your hair is thoroughly wet before application.

Once applied, I recommend adding a bit more water and working the product through, making sure to distribute it evenly, especially focusing on the ends. I prefer leaving it on for the duration of my shower.

The result? My hair felt incredibly smooth and manageable, without any greasy or heavy residue, even after several days. It left my hair clean, soft, and easily manageable.

For those who appreciate delightful scents like myself, you’ll be pleased to know that this product smells absolutely divine! The light sandalwood scent lingers pleasantly, adding to the overall experience.

While I did wish for a bit more slip during application, this is purely a matter of personal preference.

Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend this product. Additionally, I found it particularly effective to use as a conditioner on days when clarifying shampoo is part of the routine.

If you’re in search of a cleansing conditioner that not only cleanses but also deeply hydrates your curly hair, this produt is an excellent choice. It’s truly a standout product that leaves your hair feeling irresistibly soft and silky.


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