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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
 
3.6

(based on 86 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (59)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Smells great (29)
  • Non-greasy (27)
  • Controls frizz (21)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Strong odor (12)
  • Dries-out hair (7)
  • Strong smell (5)
  • Sticky (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (35)
  • Daily use (19)
  • Fine hair (19)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (14)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (32), Survivalist / minimalist (29), Product junkie (16)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (42), Very curly hair (38), Straight hair (4)

Reviewed by 86 customers

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5.0

Great Product

By NikkiG

from Hemet

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:

    Love it. Does not make your hair crunchy. It is soft yet controlled.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    3.0

    Love the look-hate the smell

    By Betjekel

    from Sarnia, Ontario

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Strong Odor

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

    I read various reviews on this product so decided to try it out. I love love love the volume and curl it gave my hair-however the smell is terrible. It smells like a bathroom cleaner and actually gave me a headache. The next day the smell had lessened-so I am not sure exactly what I am going to do-keep it or return it. There have been enough complaints about the smell I am really not sure why the manufacturer hasn't changed it-there must be something they can do to make their customers more satisfied.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    2.0

    Crunchy hair :(

    By CalTex Gal

    from Mountain Home, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries-Out Hair
      • Strong Odor

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        I was hoping the product would work as I'm trying to get away from using gel type products for a softer curl and feel to hair. This was very strong in fragrance, and using a minimal amount, when it dried, my hair felt very crunchy/dry. I went back to the Ouidad cream style product for now.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        2.0

        Smells When Wet

        By Patty

        from Maine

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Doesn't control frizz very well
        • Strong Odor

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        I like that this product is not sticky and is light weight on my hair.
        I don't like the smell of the product at all and will likely not use this product again as it's pricey for something I don't like the smell of.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Pc

        from Vacaville

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

          Easy to use and works great

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (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

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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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