When conditioning my hair with regular conditioners, I usually use a trick that I learned long ago: rinse out most, but not all, of the conditioner. That way, you get all of the benefits and none of the problems associated with leaving rich, creamy product in your hair all day long. But as a woman with well-defined, bouncy curls, I tend to approach leave-in conditioners with a slight amount of concern: will leaving the product in my hair make it feel soft (very good) but also weighed-down, greasy, and decidedly un-curly (very bad)?
When I tried Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner, I was fully prepared to have a bad hair day, all in the name of research. But to my (pleasant) surprise, my hair looked terrific! In fact, it looked different than usual, because an interesting thing happened: when I used my usual styling gel over the leave-in conditioner, some kind of synergy developed between them. My curls were much tighter and ringlet-like. My hair was a little crisper, but in no way crunchy or hard to the touch. In fact, my hair looked a bit more styled, which I really liked. But if I wanted my curls to loosen up a bit, all I had to do was play with my hair a little bit and break up the loving bond that had developed between the Moisture Lock and the gel.
My daughter, who is 7 1/2 and has super-tight curls, was the perfect candidate for this kind of product. Her hair is usually a nightmare to comb through after her bath, and I secretly can’t wait until detangling is no longer my job. But I won’t let that beautiful hair look like a bird’s nest, so I try all kinds of products to make life easier for us both. After we washed, we used a generous dollop of Moisture Lock, and I held my breath, silently praying it would help. It truly made detangling her curls an infinitely more enjoyable experience-it was actually easy! No more of the post-bath bummer of watching her wince while combing through the tangles. We can actually now relish that mother-daughter time. (And her hair looked wonderful once it dried!)
My mother used to tell me, as she detangled my curls, “It hurts to be beautiful!” I like that we’ve come far enough that I can say to my daughter, “I’ll use the Ouidad, so it won’t hurt to comb your hair afterwards!” Now, that’s progress!
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