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PlayCurl Volumizing Foam

Ouidad

PlayCurl Volumizing Foam

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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 104 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (71)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Non-greasy (35)
  • Smells great (33)
  • Controls frizz (27)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Strong odor (16)
  • Dries-out hair (10)
  • Strong smell (5)
  • Sticky (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (47)
  • Fine hair (24)
  • Daily use (23)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (14)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (14)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (54), Very curly hair (42), Straight hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (40), Survivalist / minimalist (30), Product junkie (23)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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5.0

Hair stylist suggested it

By Stink

from Charlotte NC

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Strong Hold

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

    Went in with straight hair with waves at end of hair. Got a texture wave & cut once all was done she spritzs the hair... then put on mouse and scrunched it and finger wrapped several curls to hang down looked really good.. no frizz... great curls. Next day just spritzed hair with water... combed then put on the mouse.. scrunched it pull the top for some volume and finger twists to hang loosely ... another great hair day. Don't use a lot to keep the look soft and crunch free. Great stuff will buy again

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Horribly drying!

    By CJ

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries-Out Hair

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

        This product is supposed to be holy grail, but I'm not sure who for. I had to do two hair treatments to undo the drying damage it did after only ONE USE. It leads me to believe it's made of pure alcohol.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        4.0

        Yes! Love it

        By Jas

        from Chino hillls, Ca

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Straight Hair

          Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

          My hair has a very light wave this product really embraces my waves in my hair while still light weight not crunchy just pretty! My mom who has super curly cue hair also loves this product, it really makes her curls bouncy and defined. The product alone is a really light foam and may feel like it don't do much as to the hold but it's amazing and enhances your waves or curls!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Stinks! Could not use!

          By Kasey

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

          I have thin wavy-curly hair so I was looking for a product with hold that won't weight down my hair. For the most part it does just that. I just cannot stand the really strong, terrible scent of this product, as well as the finishing spray. It reminds me of bar soap my great-grandmother used or something. It's not pleasant and just way too strong! So much that I don't think I can continue using it. When I used this with the finishing spray, which has its own equally strong terrible odor, my hair just wreaks. Ick. I will most likely go back to my favorite DevaCurl products because they aren't so heavily perfumy. They have a wonderful soft more natural smell. Plus, perfumes in skincare and haircare are not good for you. CHANGE YOUR SCENTS, Oidad!!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not for me

          By Beautygirl

          from MS

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

          Used for volume and for better curls, this product did not work for me. I do like the ouidad shampoo and the leave-in conditioner for my curls, but not this.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          4.0

          Light, not crunchy

          By Teri

          from Hebron, KY

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

            I like this product because it is light and does not create a crunchy effect like the heat and humidity gel can. I found it didn't control frizz as well though so I will try using more than my usual to control the frizz in my thick, coarse hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            1.0

            Smells terrible

            By Tamara

            from Chicago

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Work
              • Strong Odor

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                If you want your hair to smell like a man and not hold a curl or wave, buy this product. I am so disappointed, I bought the travel kit with shampoo, conditioner, foam, and spray - all 4 in this line, sMell terrible and do not work. Now I'm walking around Europe smelling like a man with no wave/curl to my hair.

                 
                5.0

                Fabulous

                By Barbara

                from Ohio

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                  This product enhances your wavy hair into full blown curls.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Finally great curls

                  By SG

                  from Williamson, NY

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Strong Hold

                  Cons

                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                  Love my curls now

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By MG

                  from Hawthorne

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

                    Comments about Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam:

                    I use it after cleansing and conditioning my hair. It works great to give me the volume that I want when styling

                    • 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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