Rated 4.67 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review First impression: Spa like experience
This is my first impression review. I bought this shampoo on impulse as "ultra nourishing cleansing oil" spoke to me. I'm status post relaxer 26 months with coarse 4b hair. Currently I'm armpit length. Since my hair is so thick I mixed this shampoo with water in an applicator bottle to help get to my scalp. The scent was good in my opinion, more of a fresh/neutral scent. It foamed excellently and while shampooing my hair it became spa like. My scalp/hair now feels really clean and I'm feeling good about my natural hair right now. So far this is my favorite shampoo that I have used since being natural and trust me I have tried ALOT.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not the co-wash dream I was hoping for
I was hoping to find a product that I could use for co-washes. But this stuff left my hair feeling a bit stripped, as if I had shampooed with any ordinary shampoo meant for white hair. For reference, I am a black chick with a relaxer who does a wet and go every other day with a co-wash every five days or so and a shampoo every couple of weeks (can't figure out if I'm 4a or 3c or whatever). This cleansing oil works better with my hair if I mix a little conditioner with it, but that's what I do with most drugstore shampoos. And Ouidad is not a drugstore brand, if you get my drift.
Reviewed by 87 customers Love this shampoo
Just disappointed from SC
Just as described
Ninjagirlzx6 from Whitmore Lake MI
Some days I just use this shampoo other days I mix it with a detox type shampoo or my "purple shampoo". It cleanses well yet hair is still hydrated.
Estefania from Indiana
A little definitely goes a long way! Best shampoo ever, love the smell, and the way it left my hair!
Definitely a staple product
Product Junkie from Connecticut
I find shampoos (even sulfate free) to be drying and my hair is always a tangled mess. Not with this shampoo!! My hair felt and looked very hydrated with only one shampoo! If you have dry hair and are on the fence because of the cost, take the leap and buy it!!
Cleansing and nourishing!
Curlylucy from New York
I absolutely love this shampoo! I would of given it a 5 star rating but it contains protein and my hair is not a fan of protein. I was expecting this shampoo to be oily and NO ma'am this shampoo gave me lots of volume and my hair was super defined . I followed up with the Ouidad hydrating mask which I am absolutely in love!
Love love love
H love product from Portland, OR
Received as a sample love love love
It's pricey, but I would buy this again
Nikki from Illinois
I've been using this product on and off with the melt down extreme recovery masks (which I was using to help treat heat damage on my naturally curly/coily hair), but this shampoo became the real star of the show! I've been using this with another brand's deep conditioner and my hair feels soo moisturized and soft and clean!!!! This shampoo does an excellent job of cleaning my hair, while also helping to impart moisture, as moisturizing the hair should start with shampooing. I would Suggest clarifying the hair/scalp every once in a while to be safe and help remove any buildup (especially if you use heavier styling products), but this shampoo is worth a try! I would Recommend trying the travel size and seeing how your hair responses.
I would cry if this was discontinued
Betsey from South Carolina
I use this about every other day, every three days depending on how active I am. I use it along with the Ouidad Curl Quencher conditioner and Vital Curl Tress Effects gel. I learned a long time ago not to waste my time and money on other products since this combo is the holy grail for me!
Ultra confused-silicones? sulfates?
not sure ouidad from nj
Is this appropriate for scalp issues and build up? I tried this on my 2C med coarse(canopy) hair. Hair was shiny somewhat soft, and smooth. But after second time wash 3 days later my scalp and hair felt GROSS! This product contains SILiCONES! the q&a states its silicone &sulfate free!. I alternated with 3 of their conditioners. Moisture Lock leave in didnt work; next wash Whipped curls-somwhat better; heat detangler-nope.
Dry weighed down hair no more
Suz from Dallas, TX
I have never written a review... but I read about this product in a review and want to share the love. I was struggling with really dry hair no conditioner could fix... my hair is not damaged, just naturally dry and it is not curly. I read a review of this product and the gal sounded like she had the same straight hair, not curly and very dry. So I gave it a try and so should you! I am now a loyal fan!!!
heartfulmom from Marietta, GA
My long, fine 3a curly locks that are salon colored and highlighted are very dry and need SERIOUS moisturize - and Curl Recovery doesn't disappoint! It moisturizes without leaving my hair feeling oily or heavy. I highly Rx!
ninjagirlzx6 from Whitmore Lake MI
I use several brands for my curly hair but ALWAYS use Ouidad shampoo & conditioner. This shampoo works the best for me. I bought the "matching conditioner" in this line just yesterday & so far LOVE IT!
Best shampoo for my over processed, curly hair
Rae from Ohio
I love this shampoo for the gentle cleaning and good smell.
I really like this stuff and will continue to use.
Me from Mi
I use daily, many products make my hair oily and this did not make my hair oily.
Balanced & Nourished
Kathleen from New Jersey
Initially, I thought this shampoo would be moisturizing because it is called a cleansing oil shampoo. However, once I used it, I realized that wasn't the case. The shampoo says is Ultra Nourishing and it very nourishing. I think this shampoo is great.
The best word to describe in is balanced.
My hair was not striped or dry, but cleansed and just felt good. I would not describe this shampoo as a moisturizing shampoo, but it's nourishing and leaves your hair feeling balanced/healthy.
Completely changed my curls for the better!
Steph from Michigan
I have 2B to 2C curls and very dry hair with high porosity, I've struggled so much with flat curls and frizz! This shampoo has made a world of difference in only 2 weeks! Even after the first wash my curls became more defined and so much smoother with shine too! I'm in love! I would recommend this shampoo to any curly girl!
Jem from Zion, IL
I use this instead of shampoo, and I absolutely love it!
Good but not Great
Britt from Lafayette, LA
I gave this 4 stars because I liked the smell, you only need a few pumps to cleanse your whole head of hair, and it lathers like a shampoo. The liter of this I purchased should last quite a while. I can't give this five stars because it's not as moisturizing as I thought a cleansing oil would be. I figured I could just follow it up with the climate control gel, but I needed a leave-in conditioner instead to add moisture back to my hair. I have a feeling this issue would be resolved if they made a low lather or no lather version like they did with the co-wash.
Rchaney from LA
I used this and I felt like it nourished my hair. However it did nothing to combat frizz but it doesn't claim to do that so I'm still giving it 4 stars because Emmy hair did feel soft and nourished
Didn't know what to expect...pleasantly surprised!
lilmarauder from Tampa, FL
I purchased this after realizing that my curls had just fallen flat...I knew they needed more moisture and I've always enjoyed how well Ouidad products worked to do that.
I didn't expect as much lather as I got from this cleanser, followed it up with Ouidad's melt down repair mask (which didn't set as long as it's supposed to - company was in town and distraction ruled the day). I styled with Heat and Humidity products (the featherweight cream and the detangling spray) and clipped my hair up in sections to air dry most of the way (with long curly hair, this is the only way I can maintain volume at the roots). I was very pleasantly surprised with how well my hair looked, then how it continued to look after being slept on (revived with spritzes of water and detangling spray).
I'm on day three - my hair looks good and I'm only just starting to feel greasy at the roots. I previously avoided using/layering lots of product because I don't like the stiff feel that makes "second day hair" look so gnarly and covered in buildup...I may just have a new routine and this cleanser is a good foundation.
I love this cleansing
Yul from Spring, Tx
My hair is super soft after using this product .Is super difficult because my hair is dry and I try many other products and this is the only make my hair shine and soft.
No product on the planet like it!
Devan from Kingsport, TN
Curly hair journey....trying, crying and spending a fortune looking for an alternate less $$ product with same results for my hair. This product is actually worth more than it's price...it's amazing, a very small amount does an amazing job. My curls have never had more spring, less frizz!!!
Definitely buy again.worth the money
Tara buttercup from Bradenton
Love the smell.works great.doesnt over dry my hair.
Love ouidad products!
Psugirl from VA
Love this product! Doesn't dry out my hair.
A winner for curly hair people. Definite 2 thumbs up!
Alipere from Uniondale, New York
Wet hair, wash and rinse