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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
 
4.1

(based on 57 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (23)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Improves hair health (20)
  • Smells great (20)
  • Improves texture (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (23)
  • Deep conditioning (20)
  • Weekly use (15)
  • Women (9)
  • Dry hair (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 1+ hour (7), 10 minutes (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (21), Wavy hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Beauty conscious (12), Product junkie (9), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Budget shopper (4)

Reviewed by 57 customers

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5.0

This product did what I wanted

By Pam

from Northwestern PA

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color Treated Damaged Hair
    • Curly Hair
    • Deep Conditioning
    • Dry Hair

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

    Needed something to add moisture, tame frizz and bring back the curl to my color treated dry hair. For the first time in years I air dried my hair after using this product to no frizz and beachy wavy curls. I loved the curls it gave me.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT

    By shan

    from Georgia

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Detangles
    • Gentle
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Improves Texture
    • Smooths & Softens

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      love this

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      1.0

      Terrible :(

      By Leia

      from Queens, NY

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

      I want this to work because everyone raved about it but it gave me a weird burning/itching sensation on my scalp when I applied it. I left it on for the duration of my shower, washed it out and my hair was still very dry.

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Angie

      from St. Louis

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Detangles
      • 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:

        Love this product not the price . It made my hair even more curly which I didn't know was possible.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Not your typical treatment, but great for damaged curly hair

        By Kynthiana

        from Fox Valley, Wisconsin

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

        This treatment does warm up on its own, so if you have a sensitive scalp just don't try it. This treatment is for curly hair. It is an intensive elasticity treatment meant to repair damaged curls that don't spring up like they used to. I had a bit of a mishap with bleach and some of my curls were left kinda stringy and lifeless. Using this treatment along with my hooded steamer has brought back the spring my curls once had. I recommend this mask but only as an EXTREME repair treatment, as I don't think it should be used weekly, maybe every other or right after heat styling or coloring. My hair has never fallen out from this treatment nor become damaged from it. But I only use it for extreme situations. The price shouldn't be so much, but because I don't use it often, the jar lasts me an entire year.

         
        5.0

        Was shocked!!!!!

        By Toya

        from Newport, Arkansas

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adds Shine
        • Detangles
        • Gentle
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Improves Texture
        • Smooths & Softens

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Deep Conditioning
          • Thick Hair

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

          At first the price had me straddling the fence lol But it is so worth the price. My hair was getting unruly and nothing worked. After using this I had the best wash & go ever!! I definitely will buy this again it is now a staple!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          1.0

          Chemical reaction?

          By V

          from Fresno, California

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

          I used this and my scalp started tingling so I pulled up the reviews here and saw a post saying not to use in color treated hair, they had a bad reaction after doing so. I took my plastic cap off to see my head was really hot and scalp was bright red. I washed it out ASAP and prayed my hair wasn't going to fall out in the process. Taking this back to Ulta and never buying it again.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love this product

          By Candice

          from Lakewood, NJ

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Smooths & Softens

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Used this twice a week and the results are amazing

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Curl LOVE in a jar

            By Toddluvtrece

            from Crest Hill, IL

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Detangles
            • Gentle
            • 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:

              After I shampoo my hair, I spread the recovery on my hair, in sections, and lightly detangle. I leave on for 15 min and follow it up with a deep conditioner. This is great if your curls are not bouncy or springy as normal. I use this once a month.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 :-/

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product recommended for new growth and/or color treated hair? I have low porosity transitioning hair. If not, what would you recommend? Thanks in advance
                    Asked on 11/16/2017 by Nancy from R

                    1 answer

                    • Brand 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 11/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                  • Q:

                    Is this product sulfate free? Can it be used on all types of hair? I color my hair. Is this product safe for currently colored hair?
                    Asked on 9/20/2017 by Lady Di from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi, all curl types can use this mask! It is not sulfate free.

                      Answered on 9/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                  • Q:

                    How can this product be silicone free when it contains bis-hydroxy/methoxy amodimethcone?
                    Asked on 9/16/2017 by Anonymous from Pasadena, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Melt-Down Mask is NOT silicone free! . It has a water soluble silicone so it's a silicone we often use because it doesn't build up or weigh curls down.Smaller chain silicones (water soluble) are ok as they help to create a barrier for the curl, sealing the cuticle. By sealing the cuticle we protect the curl from any moisture depletion which leads to dehydration and damage.

                      Answered on 9/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Ouidad
                  • 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
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