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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 81 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Smells great (28)
  • Non-greasy (24)
  • Effective (20)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Strong odor (9)
  • Dries-out hair (6)
  • Strong smell (5)
  • Sticky (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (31)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Fine hair (18)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (14)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (14)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (39), Very curly hair (36), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (29), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Product junkie (16)

Reviewed by 81 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Only Ouidad product I haven't liked

By Angie C.

from Central IL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Work
  • Dries-Out Hair

Best Uses

    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

    An Ulta consultant suggested I try this product, when they were sold out of the Ouidad Define and Shine gel I was looking for. I have thick hair, somewhere between waves and classic curls. This product did almost nothing for my hair. It made it feel a little dry and crispy, but didn't give any curl definition, didn't prevent frizz, and worst of all, made my scalp itch like crazy. Maybe this would work for very thin hair, but I can't recommend it.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    4.0

    Love this for my thin curly hair!

    By Love ya lana

    from Greeley

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

      I juse on my wet hair for a light hold and pair it with one other product for friz, and a light hairspray

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      Love this product!!!

      By Curly hair

      from Grand Ledge,

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        Lasts a long time.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed -- packaging failure

        By Love my classic curls

        from Colorado

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

            My hairdresser introduced me to this product three years ago and I loved it. But something changed.

            The product starts out great, but then gets not so great. I think it's a packaging issue. The pump starts not returning to its original position -- you push it down to release the foam and it stays down. I didn't notice it at first, but saw leakage inside the plastic cover after I shook the bottle.

            Ouidad replaced one for me. But now the replacement is doing the same thing.

            After the product leaks, it does not hold as well. It is disappointing to spend a fair amount of money and then the product fails you.

            When I complained to Ouidad, I was told they never heard of such a problem before. Perhaps more people have complained and this is why the product is not available right now.

            I found a similar product on clearance from Suave that does really well for me. But because it was on clearance, it will probably disappear I like dependability in my hair products. Ouidad's PlayCurl's voluminizing foam is not dependable.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            A curly girls helper

            By Ann

            from Omaha

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

              Love how this product helps to define and refresh my curls.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              1.0

              Did not work for me!

              By Deb

              from Coatesville, Pa

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                  Made my hair flat, no curls at all!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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                          • Q:

                            Is this product protein-free?
                            Asked on 7/8/2016 by Leslie from Chicago, IL

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              A blend of Wheat Proteins, Wheat Amino Acids and Glycerin is found within the PalyCurl Volumizing Foam.

                              Answered on 9/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                          • Q:

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

                            1 answer

                            • 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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