Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best gel I've ever tried
This is the best gel I have ever tried. Usually my 2b/2c waves are limp within a few hours of drying no matter what products I apply. With this new stronger hold gel, my waves have held for days with minimal refreshing required. I was concerned that with the stronger hold it would make my hair too crunchy, but it maintained it's softness. It could have been better at controlling my frizz, but given my hair can frizz in the shower, I don't think any product can eliminate frizz in my hair. It was definitely reduced though. The true test will be how well this product holds up in the height of summer.
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointing
I don't normally leave reviews about products but considering I have been searching for the perfect curl product I felt I needed to. Let me start by saying I am Caucasian with 3a/3b ringlet curls if I diffuse. If I air dry my hair their more 2c/3a curls. I tried this gel because I live in super humid Florida and my normal curl cream/gel routine wasn't cutting it. Had to many glycerin properties and it just attracted the nasty humidity to my hair. I tried this ouidad gel a few ways. I used a cream first then the gel. It didn't give me the curls I was used to but they elongated and skinny. Took a lot to poof them. My cream had Argan oil so I thought maybe that was too heavy. So I purchased a styling milk and tried again. Another weird curl was going on. So tonight I decided I wasn't going to use any creams and just used the gel all by itself. Well I can tell you that the issue wasn't the either of the creams it was definitely this gel. I have a hot mess of long stringy curls. I stopped diffusing half way through because I realized there was no hope.
I don't want to be a negative ninny so on a positive note, the gel did have nice slip to it which is similar to the gel I am trying to replace so I loved that. And it did leave my hair soft. But that's all I've got for the positives.
The curly struggle is real!
Reviewed by 206 customers My new favorite gel!
Alyssa from Lehigh valley, PA
I switched all my store brand products for better quality products. I really like the Ouidad brand as I have purchased several products. I purchased this for 2 reasons. 1) it was travel size and I was able to fly with it 2) I was in the market for a new gel. I took my trial run in TX with the humidity being different than PA and I was really impressed how this product handled. By the end of the day I had no issues with my hair and the frizz was under control. I purchased the bigger size after my travel size ran out.
Makingacomebackinrhodeislsnd from North kingstown, RI
I like it.
I wrote a 5 star review-this is an upadate
Alex from Alabama
Initially, I thought this product was awesome.
it has great slippage. but at the end of the day, it sucks for the price. it damaged my hair and dried it out.
the only thing it has going for it, is the slippage. I have used several of Ouidad's products, they claim to be curl experts. honestly, their products suck.
Hands down, best product i have ever used
Alex from Alabama
This is by far the best product I have ever used on my hair. This product has the best slippage out of any product I have ever used. It spreads so easily and evenly through my hair. And it does what it says it does, protects the hair from heat and humidity. I donT blow dry my hair without this product. It also acts as a leave in conditioner IMHO. It definitely moisturizes my hair without weighing it down. This product could be potentially heavy for those who have curls that are really fine but Ouidad has an award winning gel that is regular hold for lighter curls. I haven't tried it yet but it is award winning.
africangal from boston
yes. this gel is perfection. it amazingly provides slip when i rake this in my hair during styling my wash and go then i set under a dryer and i'm left with crunchy curls that last all week and over the course of the week, the gel cast breaks but it's still defined. idk how to explain but this gel is everything! i work out intensely 5 times a week and my hair is hydrated.
An absolute must have
Luxepeaches from South Florida
I have highlighted 3C hair and I live in South Florida where it is only humid or hot and humid. This is the ONLY gel that holds my curls for days regardless of the humidity. Once I break the cast my hair is bouncy and soft but will hold a curl for days. The bottles last awhile because the product is thin like water. But trust me, it's amazing.
2C mane from 31313
Amazing product for my 2c/3a curls! Frizz is all but gone and curls are popping! So happy I found this gel
The best !!
B from Chicago
I have 2b/c wavy thick hair and have wasted so much time and money looking for products that perform on my hair. Look no further. BUY THIS ONE. It works so good and gives my waves the ringlets they deserve. I will only buy this gel from now on.
I can never go back to anything else.
Almendra from Miami
absolute best gel ever.
Js from Sd
My 3B curls are so happy with this product!!!!!!!
The hold is so impressive. Hut still leaves my hair feeling soft. I tried innersense prior to this, really wanting to like their super natural products but at the end of the day it just wasn't cutting it. ouidad for the win for sure!!!
My favorite gell! Great for curls!
Emily the knitter from New York
I love how this works for my curls and that the smell isn't strong.
Love this stuff
FunkySHT from GA
I received chemo curls at the age of 47 and I didn't know how to style my hair anymore. I have spent so much money on many different products over the past 8 years to try and not only define my curls, but also keep them from being a frizzy mess. I live in Georgia and the humidity here is insane. I gave this a try and loved it from the get go. I feel like my hair finally looks nice. I don't even use product the next day. I just lightly wet my hair the next day and it's still good to go. I would recommend this product for any person with curly hair.
great product-poor shipping
nikki from nh
If you are looking for a hard cast- this product delivers. Maybe a little too hard if you are using a lot of product. I was disappointed to recieve this today with lots of product leaked into the bag they enclosed it in. My store didn't have this available so I had it shipped. For as much as this product costs- it's annoying to loose some due to shipping. Wasn't going to bring it in to my local store since they couldn't exchange it anyway.
In love with this as a base gel
Drea from Ny
I bought the trial size to try it out first because its pretty pricey. I have very thick curly hair. Didnt think it was going to anything when i first tried it. Its such a smooth gel, with no sticky feel. I air dried it and used a diffuser. Air dry gave it a little bit of a crunch but nothing a few shakes of my curls couldnt get rid of. After using the diffuser, i use a moose and my curls are so perfect and held together. Have slept on, and not washed for a week and my hair looks great. I have tried so many gels and this is a keeper. It is pricey but my hair is short right now...so its worth the price.
em from al
I have tried myriads of hair products and this doesn't hold my hair. for the amount of money spent on this, it should at least hold.
Drea from Ny
This gel definitely felt like it wasn't going to do much once i put it in my hands. I used it on wet hair. Ive air dried and blow dried and both come out great. It holds but without the crunch. No sticky feeing!!!
Not great for my 3B high porosity hair
Angela from Phoenixville, PA
I tried this gel twice before returning it to Ulta. I had read a lot about the Quidad Anti-Humidity Gel, and put it in sopping wet hair after a shampoo and condition. I feel like this gel made unnatural, overly scrunched curls and didn't clump my high porosity 3B curls the way I like them to look. This gel also didn't fight off frizz like I hoped it would. I know that I'll always have some frizz, living in PA and having high porosity hair, but I was hoping this would work better than it did for the price. It also seemed like this gel never made a strong cast, which I really need to have definition and long lasting curls. For the cost, it just didn't seem worth it.
My favorite gel
Jolene from Florida
I have long, 3a/b, fine medium density hair, and this is my holy grail gel. I live in Florida so the heat and humidity is brutal here; hence why i decided to give this gel a try. This gel is at first watery, but Instantly my hair looks insanely shiny and has a firm hold. The humidity here is a killer and by day 2 my hair was usually up in a bun. Not anymore. My hair is also extremely sensitive to moisture so the proteins make my hair have have shape and hold. I love this gel and recommend it to everyone I know.
Great for curly hair!
Curly girl from Orlando, FL
I've tried 1,000 curly hair products and I love the hold on this and the curls it keeps not frizzy! Would recommend.
Worth every penny
Nikky from LA
I have 4a curls and this gel gives me solid 10 day hold for my wash n go's without making my hair crunchy or dry. I use it by itself, no leave ins or other stylers. There's no way I can go back to cheaper gels now.
Ace from NM
Great for curly hair! I don't use anything else.
em from al
for the money, this gel should work. not everything works for everyone. I have fine 3B curls. it works at first to keep my hair held and shiny but after about 6 hours all if my flyaways are coming lose. I think the gel is too thin in consistency for my hair type. the cast it forms is short lived. once I scrunch my hair out the little flyaway hairs are going everywhere. 3 stars bc my hair stays soft, I just need something thicker to take the harder to manage peices. biolages gel works better in my opinion and it's less expensive.
FINALLY a gel that works!
HoopCubed from Houston, TX
I've got 3a/3b here and nothing was giving me lasting hold. By day 2 I was already putting it in a ponytail. But this stuff?? I get 4 days at least! And that's in Houston humidity. Use more than you think you need.
Perfect for this wavy/curly!
Marie from California
I apply this gel with praying hands and brush it in to make sure that all my hair has some product. Then I gently scrunch and diffuse. I also use ut on dry hair to tame the fly aways
My daughter has curly hair and has tried many different prod
Barb from Fairfield, OH
My daughter has curly hair. She has tried many different products and this is her favorite