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Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer

May 2, 2022

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Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Verna Meachum

If you’re like me, then you’re always on the lookout for curly hair products and innovative ways to keep your curls looking their best, so when I was given the chance to try out the Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer, I was all in. 

Overview

Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer is a product that I have been using for a few weeks now. So what is ‘Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer’ all about?

According to Ouidad:

  • Helps to restore essential moisture to dry, damaged, or dehydrated curls
  • Leaves curls feeling soft and conditioned
  • Can be used as a leave-in primer, or in the shower as a conditioner

Curly hair requires a special hair care regime

Curly hair is special and require a special hair care regimen. Their microscopic properties and physiochemical features make them unique among different types of hair.

We naturally want curly hair that is healthy, bouncy, and natural. To do so, moisture is required, as well as avoiding any dryness and frizz. Hair health is dependent on moisture, which can be challenging at times.

Daily grooming and hectic working days demand a fast remedy to moisturize the curls, keep their water level up, and keep them hydrated to have have a bouncy and natural curl definition. When we lack moisture, our hair can become brittle, which leads to breakage.

Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer

Product Review - Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer
Comes out like a mousse, but it’s dense.

Ouidad provides a comprehensive line of curly hair products. The ideal solution for quickly moisturizing your curls is their Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer.

The product is formulated using key moisture imparting ingredients that ensure curls stay hydrated. This addition of moisture leads to healthy bouncy curls, combats frizz, and provides ease of manageability.

So, what are the key features of this special, Ouidad Whipped Curls™ Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer?

Let’s review the formulation and go through the key benefits it promises.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Moisturizes hairs and helps maintain the hair moisture level.
  • Hydrates dry and damaged curly hair and restores their natural outlook.
  • Moisture helps control frizz.
  • Suitable for all curly hair types.
  • Multi-tasking formulation can be used as a conditioner or a leave-in.
  • Imparts emollience and slip to hair fibers.
  • Delivers bouncy healthy curls.
  • Prevents any further damage to the curls.
  • Helps recover the mechanical strength of hair fibers.
  • Prevents hair breakage.
  • Improves ease of combing and brushing.
  • Easy to apply, easy to use.

The Formulation

Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer formulation is a multifunctional formulation having a blend of natural emollients, cationic fiber softeners, fiber strengthening polymer, and aesthetic agents.

Its complete INCI listing is provided below and key ingredients are discussed in detail.

Ingredient listing:

Aqua (Water/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Polyquaternium-37, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ceteareth-20, Lauryl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-4, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance/Parfum.

Key ingredients

Glycerine

Glycerine is listed up at the beginning of the ingredient listing which demonstrates its high concentration used in the formulation.

It is a time-tested; traditional humectant used in skin and hair care formulations. It imparts water to hair fibers.

However, its performance greatly depends upon the outside humidity. Care should be taken while using glycerine in a low humidity environment.

Behentrimonium Chloride

It is a cationic conditioning agent that softens hair fibers. It detangles hair curls, improves hair surface properties, and boosts slip.

Cetyl Esters

Cetyl ester is waxy material offering unique sensorial properties and bodyfying benefits to the formulation.

The aesthetic benefits provide a special experience during the application and leave a unique touch and feel on the hair once they are dry.

Hydrogenated Olive Oil and Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil

Olive oil is a rich source of mono-saturated fatty acids along with antioxidants. Olive oil and its hydrogenated version work amazingly as emollients, boosting the slip of hair curls without any greasiness.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Shea butter is a natural emollient with unique multifunctional properties. It preserves the hair moisture level, prevents any water loss, and it lubricates the hair surface which detangles hair curls and prevents any knot formation.

How To Use It

As a daily conditioner

·      Shampoo your curls with a sulfate-free shampoo.

·      Apply Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer in small quantities.

·      Work it in with your fingers or your preferred hair tool and leave it for 2-5 minutes.

·      Rinse it off and style your hair as usual.

As a leave-in conditioner

·      Apply Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer to damp hair.

·      Work it out by using your fingers or your favorite hair tool.

·      Style your hair as usual.


When you first pump it out, it’s a creamy white thick consistency, but as you start to work it in, it emulsifies and becomes more like a cream. A little goes a long way! Literally.

Ingredients of Concern

DMDM Hydantoin is added as a preservative. However, it is known to release formaldehyde, a known carcinogenic.

Synthetic UV absorbers are added into the formulation, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, and Benzophenone-4. All of them are synthetic ingredients and might be potential irritation over prolonged and repeated applications.

If you’d like to give it a try, click below.


Takeaway

In conclusion, Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer is a rich, creamy conditioner enriched with natural oils that nourish and moisturize hair curls.

It helps detangle hair and reduces frizz while imparting shine to your curls. However, it contains synthetic preservatives that may cause irritation over time. You should use the product sparingly to minimize its potential for irritation.

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