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Ouidad's VitalCurl+ Clear & Gentle Shampoo protects curls' delicate moisture balance while cleansing and rebalancing pH levels for optimal curl health and consistency.
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Rated 3.67 out of 5 stars
My natural hair color is almost black and I've been blonde for about 7 years with slick straight Eurasian hair. I use the VitalCurl+ Clear and Gentle Shampoo, follow up with this Cleansing Conditioner and then spray in Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray. My hair can not have an ounce of weight from shampoos or conditioners and this is the best combination of product to meet my standards of hydration, light weight clean feeling, healthy hair. I get compliments from my judgey Korean aunts that my hair "is so soft and healthy even though your blonde". I also usually only shampoo my hair once a week and use IGKs Charcoal Dry Shampoo.
I was really excited to use this line but it's been 3 months and I haven't loved it. The conditioner is okay, but the shampoo leaves my scalp dry and flaky if I use it too often. I have to alternate between this and a normal sulfate shampoo in order to make sure my hair and scalp are really clean - I was losing a lot of hair while using only this shampoo and it was because it wasn't actually cleaning my scalp well enough. This might not be a problem for people with thicker hair but for my thin/fine hair and sensitive scalp, it isn't a strong enough cleanser.
It does seem to make my hair tangle more easily as well, but that's nothing some extra conditioner and detangling doesn't fix.
I'll keep using it but once it's gone I won't be repurchasing.
Samantha from New Jersey
I bought this shampoo and the conditioner two months ago, and have been washing with it twice per week. For reference, I have very tight coils and my hair is a little on the thin side. Over time, I've noticed my hair becoming VERY dry and frizzy, and I'm losing a lot more hair than usual when I wash. Even letting the conditioner sit longer and deep conditioning once a week doesn't seem to be helping. I'll be switching to another wash routine immediately!
Damaged curly hair from MY
This product was way over priced I can get a gallon of shampoo and conditioner from my hair dresser for the price I paid for these two tiny bottles
KT from Raleigh, NC
Great product for my curls and active lifestyle.
Alli from vermont
I loved the PlayCurl shampoo by Ouidad and Ulta stopped selling it so i decided to give VitaCurl a try. VitaCurl is AWFUL compared to Playcurl! It doesn't lather and give my hair the love it needs to i returned it immediately. I ended up getting Garnier Whole Blends shampoo for a fraction of the price and it does a better job when combined with the Playcurl conditioner.
usctrojan from Laguna Niguel
Curlylucy from NY
This shampoo is super gentle. It's perfect for my super fine curly hair. Other shampoos usually cause my hair to break off because of dryness. This shampoo helps with moisture retention and elasticity. Every time I wash my hair my curls are bouncy and full of volume. I totally will repurchase.
CJ from Fresno, CA
I have 3a curls that I struggle with CONSTANTLY. I honestly don't know what my hair properties are, but once I used this shampoo and conditioner, my hair immediately looked healthier after I diffused it. Love it.
Aubrey from Eureka, ca
I thought this brand was for curly hair. I used the Clear and Gentle shampoo and conditioner and they left my hair super dry and left a heavy film. Using it consistently has made my hair super frizzy and a bird's-nest of knots immediately after brushing it, and my hair clumps together strangely. My hair isn't soft at all when normally it is. These are worse than drugstore hair products.
Micki3 from Sacramento CA
I've been using Ouidad products for years. No matter what she comes out with this by far is the best of all her shampoos. I use this one maybe once a week and the other times the Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil Shampoo since my hair tends to get dry!
dsc1951 from albuquerque, nm
I wash my hair 2x per week, never using the same product twice in a row.
I've tried other ouidad products - this one is my favorite.
Curly from Midwest
Jess from OK
After using this product I seen a big difference of definition in my curls. It doesn't quite help with the oiliness of my hair. I do have to use more then my usual amount of shampoo causing left over conditioner so I had to buy another shampoo. It doesn't get sudsy and there is a no smell good smell.
Maura from Massachusetts
Bought this shampoo and the matching conditioner. These made my hair feel like straw and gave it an awful texture. My hair also came out in huge clumps in the shower using this. With the shampoo in particular, I had to use two quarter size portions to make my hair feel remotely clean and get the shampoo to suds up even a little bit. Went through one whole bottle of the shampoo and a quarter of the conditioner before I finally returned both of them for another shampoo and conditioner. Not worth it at all.
Kimmie from Cleveland, Ohio
I was disappointed seeing that this line was supposed to be a Curly Girl friendly product.
Curlylucy from New York
I have been searching for a gentle shampoo for a while now and I finally found it! I love this Ouidad shampoo because it is sulfate and silicone free. It isn't full of oils so it works perfect for my fine curly hair. I pair this up with Ouidad moisture conditioner and my hair stays clean for days. I am currently using this midweek for a gentle wash and my hair is finally happy!
Priscilla from Michigan
Great cleanser with a nice clean scent. It's pricey but lasts forever. I do feel like it could be a little more moisturizing but I also feel like it gets my hair squeaky clean and removes buildup.
kimmy from Illinois
I like the shampo alot them the one i was using and thanks you to a hair stylist recommened it.... this is first time i bough and used
Sylvie from Lancaster PA
I am so happy that I've found a product that works for my curls. Will definitely stick with it. Thank you Oiudad! I purchased their mousse and gel the following day. If you have Type a (aka Classic Curls), it's a must try!
Nikki1970 from Cullman
This brand has a great reputation and I was so excited to try it. I have curly hair and over the years I'm always on the lookout for products that work for me. The shampoo left my hair tangled with texture of straw ( this was wet!). Then the conditioner did nothing to relieve what the shampoo created. I ended up utilizing a leave in conditioner to actually comb my hair out. So will definitely be returning these items.
Michele from Round Rock, TX
After years of trying shampoos for my combination wavy, curly hair I found Quidad works best. I gave it 4 stars because no shampoos is perfect for me; I just hope for the best outcome.
I have been using the Quidad products since the late 80's. I use this shampoo when my hair feels its best and when it feels dry I use a different Quidad shampoo. This shampoo is very gentle and smells great.
Lisa from St. Louis, MO
My Hair absolutely loves this stuff, my wallet not so much. Thrilled that it went on sale at the same time I had a gift card
Faith from Virginia
I have 2B-3A hair, and have been trying to find my perfect curly girl routine for over a year now. I tried this for the first time today, and I am in love! My hair and scalp feels so clean, no itching, and it smells good! I got the conditioner as well, and this is now my favorite hair product line
kpinthebubble from Dallas, TX
I really wanted to like this shampoo, but unfortunately it did nothing positive for me. I've read so many reviews that had positive experiences but I just wasn't one of them.
While this shampoo did wonders for cleaning my dyed red hair, it completely stripped my slightly dry scalp of any and all moisture, leaving my scalp in agony for days. Following up with Aveda's Scalp Benefits shampoo calmed my poor scalp down.
Hopefully no one else experiences this!
Jean from Chicago, IL
I love this shampoo for my permed long hair. It keeps my curls soft and shiny. I purchase the matching conditioner also. Rather expensive, but worth the cost.