It’s hard sometimes to pull off a one word name. Cher. Beyonce. Oprah. Prince.
Then there is Ouidad, the Lebanese native, New York City-based celebrity stylist who is known as the “Queen of Curl”. Ouidad is an internationally recognized stylist, mom, author and global educator who has released a new line of products: The KRLY Kids Collection.
The collection, which includes a “No Time for Tears” shampoo ($12), a “No More Knots” 2 in 1 Conditioner ($14) and “Pump n’ Go” Styling Spray gel ($15), is dedicated to children with curly, frizzy and kinky hair.
My daughter’s hair falls in that last category and I have had tremendous difficulty doing her hair. I was anxious to receive a sample of the full line. I was skeptical that the product would work on hair that is created for children with fine grade, albeit curly hair. The line promises to gently cleanse the hair, moisturize, and control the frizz AND enhance curls. Hmmm. I followed the stying instructions written on the bottle from Ouidad to avoid being harsh and abrasive, avoid scrubbing and to massage the product in the hair.
I noticed immediately that the shampoo has a very pleasant and not too strong fragrance. It is a blend of watermelon bubble gum and is infused with protein and amino acids. While it was thick, it did the job of getting my daughters hair really really clean with just one wash. Usually, I have to wash her hair twice to get rid of all the various lint and other things she rolls around in during the day at school. The conditioner went on smooth and rather than leave it in, as is one option, I washed it out and her hair was softer. I sprayed the styling spray on and rather than let her hair dry and let it become coarse and hard to comb, I blew it out and noticed how silky and defined her natural curls came out. Very good. Not expected and I was pleasantly surprised.
The Styling Spray gel was clear which is always a good sign as a veteran stylist had told me in the past a good indicator of a quality product or detangler is if it is clear. That usually means there are less harsh chemicals in the product. So far so good. Little girl headed off to school with very pretty braids and two cornrows. I plan to take them out later and see how the hair looks in pony tails.
I’m hopeful that it will hold up. You can’t go wrong giving this line a try, especially for all of you curly-haired kids out there!
Get it at http://www.ouidad.com/.
Check out a video on the product below featuring Ouidad herself and some moms who have had challenges working with their curly hair kids. I would have to put their kid model Olivia’s hair in a couple of hair clips in the front to give it a bit of framing and structure rather than just out like it is in this video. But overall, her hair looks great.