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Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask

Ouidad

Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask

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Ouidad's Curl Recovery Melt-down Extreme Repair Mask is a luxurious treatment with their proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex - including nutrient-rich Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil - that envelopes the hair shaft with a cushion-like coating of concentrated fatty acids vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair. A blend of three clinically-proven actives instantly recreates hair's depleted lipid barrier, restoring the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage. Unique melt-down, self heating, technology pampers hair with a subtle warming sensation as it replenishes moisture. Not tested on animals, paraben free.
On damp hair, apply from root to tips. Comb through and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse. Use at least 2 times per week.
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Propanediol, Glycerin, Bis-Hydroxy/Methoxy Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Methyl Hydroxycellulose, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Trichilia Emetica Seed Butter, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oriza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Quaternium-91, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butyene Glycol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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OuidadCurl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask
 
4.2

(based on 48 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (23)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Smells great (20)
  • Improves hair health (14)
  • Improves texture (11)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (17)
  • Weekly use (15)
  • Deep conditioning (14)
  • Women (9)
  • Dry hair (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (15), Wavy hair (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 1+ hour (7), 10 minutes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Beauty conscious (10), Product junkie (7), Survivalist / minimalist (5), Budget shopper (4)

Reviewed by 48 customers

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1.0

Hair literally melted off. DON'T USE ON COLOR TREATED HAIR

By Emily

from Lubbock, TX

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

    Cons

    • Damaging
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

      I remember when I bought this, I read another review saying the heat-sensation somehow burned their hair. I thought, "that won't happen to me." It did. The conditioner didn't do anything a conditioning mask should as far as improving it. Then after my shower I went to blow by my hair-- AND MY HAIR BURNT OFF. It destroyed my hair. It damaged hair so that it couldn't handle a regular blow dry. I now have a whole chunk of hair that literally melted. I'm not even sure if the hair that's still attached to me can be brought back :-/

       
      5.0

      definitely a MUST HAVE in my hair routine!!!

      By NARI

      from ARLINGTON, TX

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Improves Texture
      • Smooths & Softens

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Deep Conditioning

        Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

        LOVED IT

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Should have bought this a long time ago!

        By Alexcia

        from LA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Hair Health
        • Improves Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Deep Conditioning
          • Fine Hair

          Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

          Was hesitant to buy because of price for years but after I received heat damage I decided to give in. Should have made that decision the day I big chopped! Awesome products! Love how it warms up by itself!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          1.0

          Refund

          By Bri101

          from Manhattan, NY

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Alcohol (drying agents)
            • Expensive
            • Parabens
            • Silicones
            • Sulfates
            • Synthetic Wax

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

              Decided to try this product after reading the "holy grail" reviews plus watching YouTube videos and seeing the product used by curly heads. I thought this would help with defining curls, strengthen, restore shine, and just improve the overall health of my hair but I was sadly mistaken once I rinsed the product out. Portions of my hair felt stiff, dry, brittle and had no curl just a poof... I thought I had a protein overload until I read through the ingredients googling every single one of them to find that although natural ingredients exist sulfates, silicones, synthetic wax, drying agents, etc., were there also. Smh

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Sassy Sas

              from Morganton

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Deep Conditioning

                Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                I use it once a week and love it

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not what I expected

                By Healthy & Fit

                from CT

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Detangles
                • Great Smell

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                    While it detangled my hair extremely well, it did not enhance my curls nor did it protect from frizz or what I call fuzzy hair. The claim is, and not for just this company, that you have to use all the products in the line to get your best result. I feel we shouldn't have to spend a fortune and use all the products to get results. Don't claim your shampoo and conditioner[s] prevent frizz when in fact they do NOT unless you use some type of serum. So it pretty much doesn't matter what shampoo and/or conditioner I use as long as I use a serum to smooth and control frizz. For the price, I was not happy with the end result.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I loved the product! But it's so expensive :(

                    By Leo

                    from Clifton Nj

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Improves Texture
                    • Smooths & Softens

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Deep Conditioning

                    Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                    I've been transitioning for five months and I was really looking for a deep conditioner that would help my damaged hair more and this did just that! I was pleased with the results but hate the fact that it's so pricey. I do feel like it's worth every penny though.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Christina J

                    from New York

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Improves Texture
                    • Smooths & Softens

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Deep Conditioning
                      • Dry Hair
                      • Fine Hair

                      Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                      After shampooing I let this baby sit for about 15 minutes. My hair is sooo smooth and full afterwards. Whether I straighten it or leave it natural My hair has great shine and volume. I highly recommend this product

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      3.0

                      Great stuff!

                      By Tiff

                      from Columbia, MD

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Smell
                      • Improves Hair Health
                      • Smooths & Softens

                      Cons

                      • Price point is bad for my wallet.

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Deep Conditioning
                      • Dry Hair
                      • Thick Hair

                      Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                      First and foremost... this product has a "subtle" warming effect. If you don't catch that in the description (like I did) and feel like your scalp is catching flames (like I did), don't be concerned. Be sure to apply this to the hair only and to avoid getting too much on your scalp. It doesn't burn or hurt, I'm just not a huge fan of the sensation. Otherwise, this product is great for a weekly treatment. My hair feel better and is stronger after using this twice a week. The downside is the price. Not much comes in that little jar so I do try to use a little as possible (which is hard for us fluffy haired curly girls). But it does work great. I think this will be a regular purchase for me.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      It burned and ruined my hair!

                      By LSC

                      from Huntsville

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Burns
                        • Dries hair shaft
                        • Ineffective

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ouidad Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask:

                          This mask burned my hair so badly immediately when I put it on. Not only did it burn my hair but it left my hair very stringy, hard, dry, and lifeless. I was very disappointed.

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                          • Q:

                            is this suitable for african american 4c textured hair?
                            Asked on 5/17/2017 by Alamo City Naturalista from Alamo City

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi, all curl types can use this mask!

                              Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            What's the difference between this and the Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner? I have curly, classic "S" curls, but my hair is long, fine but thick and very porous. I use the Deva Curl Decadence line, Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls as a leave-in, Deva Ultra Defining gel & SuperCream. This has been a good combo, but My curls have areas that still get dry (usually mid-shaft areas and ends), especially in the dry, winter months. I'm searching for a good deep conditioner as the It's a 10 isn't working as well anymore. Suggestions appreciated! :)
                            Asked on 3/2/2017 by Courtney from Minnesota

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hello, the melt down mask has warming technology that helps to restore the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage. It should be left on for 10-15 minutes to replenish moisture. The triple treat conditioner is a little heavier as it contains various oils and mafura butter which makes it great for very dry hair. The conditioner hydrates, moisturizes, defrizzes, and softens, all in two minutes!

                              Answered on 3/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            is this product sultfate paraben and silicone free?
                            Asked on 2/16/2017 by mandy from CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, the Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask is free of parabens and silicone!

                              Answered on 2/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            Is this product for all hair types, or is it specifically for curly hair types?
                            Asked on 2/16/2017 by Jen from Bullhead az

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi Jen, all curl types can use this mask!

                              Answered on 2/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            Due to heat damage my curls aren't how they use to be. Will this help my curls come back?
                            Asked on 1/17/2017 by Pettycurls from Clifton nj

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi,

                              Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask will help restore the lipid barrier which is right below the cuticle so over time it can help heat damaged curls.

                              Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            My hair has a lot of body and wave when it is short but I lose it all when I grow my hair out because it is so heavy. Would this product be helpful to keep wave in my hair even when it is long? Or should I look at a different product?
                            Asked on 12/11/2016 by Amy from Ben wheeler, tx

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi Amy,

                              Our Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask will help nourish, protect and smooth curls. We recommend trying our Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy to help curls regain internal weight and strength for improved shape and definition.

                              Answered on 12/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                          • Q:

                            Can it be used on relaxed hair as a deep conditioner?
                            Asked on 6/4/2016 by Sunny from Dover,DE

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, it is sulfate-free as well as sodium chloride-free, so it is safe to use on relaxed hair. It works wonderfully as a deep conditioning reparative treatment used at least twice weekly.

                              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                          • Q:

                            Can this product be used as a protein treatment?
                            Asked on 7/17/2015 by safi from Atlanta, Ga

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, Curl Recovery Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask is an advanced formulation that features a protein-treating property. Ouidad's proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex™ – including nutrient-rich Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil - envelops the hair shaft with the concentrated fatty acids vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair. A blend of three clinically-proven actives instantly recreates hair's depleted lipid barrier, restoring the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage. Unique melt-down technology opens cuticles to maximize penetration, and pampers as it replenishes.

                              Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            i have over processed hair from coloring my hair. Is this a safe reconstructive treatment for color treated hair that won't do further damage to my very delicate hair.
                            Asked on 4/11/2014 by sandi from california

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, this treatment mask is especially beneficial to hair that has been previously colored, chemically-treated, heat-styled and over-processed! Its gentle, color-safe formula supplies loads of moisture and repair to dry, damaged hair.

                              Answered on 4/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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