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Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam

Ouidad

PlayCurl Volumizing Foam

Item #: 2238669 Size: 8.0 oz

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Ouidad's moisture-rich foaming liquid that builds body and boosts the volume of fine, thin curls. PlayCurl Volumizing Foam blends arnica flower extract and pro-vitamin B5 with volumizing polymers to create a moisturizing and lifting aid that provides long-lasting volume, shine, and manageability. It fights flyaways while giving you full bodied curl styling control, pumping up the volume of fine, limp curls to help create glamorous luxurious looks.
 
Apply using Ouidad's Rake & Shake technique. When hair is still damp, divide into 4-6 sections. Spread 2-3 pumps of foam through each section, with your fingers seprated like a rake. Rake section from scalp to ends, then holding the ends, shake hair back and forth to create curls. Repeat process for each section. Let hair dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser.
Water, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Steareth-100, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

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OuidadPlayCurl Volumizing Foam
 
3.7

(based on 75 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smells great (26)
  • Non-greasy (21)
  • Effective (20)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Strong odor (9)
  • Dries-out hair (5)
  • Strong smell (5)
  • Sticky (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (28)
  • Fine hair (17)
  • Daily use (16)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (14)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (14)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (36), Very curly hair (33), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (28), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Product junkie (16)

Reviewed by 75 customers

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5.0

My curly hair loves this!

By Never2late

from Peoria, IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

    Use this on damp hair before the curl amplifying foam.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    1.0

    Smells bad

    By SH

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Strong Odor

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        I'm not sure if this works or not because it smells really bad, like an airplane bathroom.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        2.0

        Not impressed

        By CurlyKat

        from Alabama

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Doesn't Work

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        After getting a great cut at Ulta, I decided to spend some money on my curls and try Ouidad. I got the Curl Immersion travel kit and a bottle of the volumizing foam. After using the shampoo and conditioner, I applied the foam as directed and diffused. I was disappointed that it did not give my hair much volume and didn't make my hair look shiny. I'll try it layered with the creme and gel that came in the kit, but I am not impressed and won't buy this again.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Tammy

        from York, PA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

          Did not work on hair as salesperson recommended. Will be returning to store for credit.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Geri

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

            Helps my hair & its curls

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            2.0

            Not what I was hoping for

            By greenjade789

            from Lake Charles, LA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Doesn't Work
            • Dries-Out Hair
            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

              I was looking for something that would help encourage my fine yet thick, semi-straight/wavy Asian hair to hold a loose curls style. This product is said to "encourage curls," so I thought I'd give it a try. The foam is very light and does have a mild chemical-like odor. The smell wasn't as overwhelming as some other reviews have said but it wasn't something I cared for since it overpowered the scent of my pleasant shampoo. After blow-drying my hair, it gave some volume but it didn't last and my hair did seem to feel more dry and frizzy. It didn't do a good job in holding the style of my loose flat-iron-made curls compared to other products I've tried which were more of hair lotions or creams. Needless to say, this product was returned. For the price, it just didn't do what I hoped it would.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              3.0

              Fewer curls

              By J

              from Michigan

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Didn't control frizz
              • Doesn't hold

              Best Uses

              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

              I was hoping for a new product for my 3B curly hair. My hair, while curly, is rather fine and could use volume. This product made my curls straighter and did not control the frizz. It didn't have much hold either. After a few hours, the curls I did have were falling. I tried it with the usual amount of product and then the next day with extra extra product. Neither way worked for me. It might be good for someone with thick curly hair if they want it to relax a little. Maybe it would work for wavy hair.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              4.0

              Love it

              By Lee

              from Ohio

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                Holds. Curls pattern without feeling crunchy. My daughter has very wavy hair and so uses very little product. I would of gave 5 stars if it wasn't so expensive

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                I'm hooked

                By Ruby

                from Nm

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Strong Hold

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                  I love the this product. My curls stay soft.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By Carla

                  from Billings MT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Strong Hold

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

                    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                    I use every time I was my hair. It takes the frizz out of my hair and defines my curls.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                      What is the rake and shake technique?
                      Asked on 6/23/2014 by crabby girl

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                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This is Ouidad's Rake & Shake Technique:

                        When hair is still damp, divide into 4-6 sections.
                        Spread 2-3 pumps of foam through each section, with your fingers separated like a rake.
                        Rake section from scalp to ends, then holding the ends, shake hair back and forth to create curls.
                        Repeat process for each section.
                        Let hair dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser.

                        Answered on 6/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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