Creating Waves with Ouidad (and a Giveaway!)

Disclaimer: In exchange for an honest review, I was sent products. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.

The saying goes something like ‘if you have straight hair, you want curly hair and if you have curly hair, you want straight hair’. I kind of like the in between, waves! There’s a new collection by Ouidad to help with creating waves that look like you are fresh from the beach. The Wave Create Collection will help give you that look.

Ouidad Wave Create

I was sent both products in the line, Sea Spray and Texture Taffy. The products are made with seawater and sea salt crystals (and although you can smell a hint of salt, it’s in no way overwhelming). To give you the “day at the beach” waves that stick, Ouidad added in humectants (from plants) and kept out the dyes, parabens, sulfates, and silicones. (Interpreted – good for your hair and the environment!)

As a busy mom who leaves caring for her hair at the bottom of a growing to do list, I was excited to give both products a try on my straight, fine hair. What I found was…

  • Sea Spray is used to create soft waves and works best on straight hair with some texture. Sea Spray alone wasn’t a great fit with my hair–the tips suggested using it in conjunction with Texture Taffy which helped! As you’ll see below, I used it in Arianna’s messy, naturally wavy hair and got results alone. You spray it liberally on damp hair and scrunch hair from the ends up. It can be air-dried or set with a hair dryer and diffuser.
  • Texture Taffy is a sticky substance that works well on hair with no real texture. Read, my hair! You use a nickel-sized dallop (it goes a long way, you don’t want a lot of product in your sexy hair!) and rub it between your palms (I think this warming helps it work it’s magic!). Scooping the ends of your hair in your palms, work it through your hair in an upward motion until the texture forms.
  • Both retail for $23 (each), but I’d totally justify the spend. The Texture Taffy really does go a long way, these are products that should last you! You can buy both products in the Wave Create Collection at ouidad.com, Ouidad salons, and Ulta.

So now, to show you how it went! I used Texture Taffy to style my hair. Here’s the before, a straight look.

Ouidad Before and #BareNaked Campaign photo

After using Texture Taffy, my hair had some waves. Greg wasn’t “impressed” with the look because he felt my hair around my face makes me look heavier than I am. If my hair was longer, he said he’d love it.

Ouidad After

So, I pulled it into a messy ponytail, and he said it was good. 🙂

Ouidad

I’ll tell you, I used just the Sea Spray earlier in the day to go to work. By the time 10 AM rolled around, my hair just looked like I forgot to brush it. Can I say JEALOUS of you naturally wavy ladies? I really like the “fresh from the beach” look, but right now, it’s not fitting right with me.

No fear, there’s someone in this house that will happily use the Sea Spray! She’s not quite five, but a ‘lil fashionista and was excited to give this a try. We vlogged the experience to show you how it went.

Arianna and I are not the only ones who get to try out the new Wave Create system! One lucky reader will receive a package containing the Sea Spray and Texture Taffy (a $46 value!). All you need to do is enter the giveaway, below. Giveaway is limited to US Residents 18 and older and ends on 9/25 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be drawn and have 48 hours to respond with address. Good luck!

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