In 1984, stylist Ouidad opened her first salon dedicated to women with curls and helping them to enhance and love their natural hair. Since then, Ouidad has grown into a company with multiple salons across the country, with an advisory board of curl experts and a line of hair care products that are beloved by curly-haired folks all over the world.

Defining the Curl Types

The founder of Ouidad long ago identified 4 unique curl types: Loose, Classic, Tight and Kinky. Each different curl type needs its own individualized care, and therefore Ouidad has designed hair care products that cater to the demands of each type of curl. In this article, we are going to be discussing our top product recommendations for those of you with classic curls, i.e. springy, open, spiral curls that are tighter than waves or loose curls but aren’t super tight ringlets or kinky hair.

The Best Ouidad Hair Care products for Classic Curls

The VitalCurl+ line by Ouidad was designed for classic curls. This type of curl has an attractive spiral shape but is vulnerable to dehydration and becoming dry and frizzy. They need targeted moisture to restore balance. VitalCurl+ products send natural lipids to dry areas where curls need it most, improving curl consistency, elasticity, and bounce.

  • Ouidad VitalCurl+ Balancing Rinse Conditioner. This conditioner is specially formulated for classic spiral curls, which need to be delicately balanced with enough moisture to eliminate frizz, but not so much that the hair is weighed down, causing curls to lose their bounce. This curl-perfecting conditioner swells the cuticle to allow instant absorption of wheat proteins and nourishing moisture to restore curls' internal weight. Tangles are released and curls are soft, free of surface residues and ready for styling.
  • Ouidad VitalCurl Define & Shine Styling Gel-Cream. The unique botanical and vitamin-enriched complex of this styling cream infuses hair with a dose of moisture that plumps the hair shaft, helping it maintain its natural curl pattern. It keeps curls hydrated, defined, soft and shiny all day. Plus, the non-sticky formula easily glides onto hair without weighing it down.
  • Ouidad VitalCurl Soft Defining Mousse. This product is great for when you want light styling control with plenty of fullness and body. The Botanical Omega 3-6-9 Complex (packed with Chia Seed, Japanese Camellia, and Sunflower oils), targets dry, stretched-out curls and fortifies hair's natural lipid barrier, helping curls retain moisture, elasticity, and bounce. The result: Healthy hair with a more consistent curl pattern from roots to ends!

Be sure to check out the full line of Ouidad hair care products available on our website.  We guarantee that all beauty lines offered are 100% authentic, never from a third-party, and are items that our beauty team uses on our own hair and skin. Plus, Pandora Beauty offers some of the best prices available on all your favorite salon-quality products at our online discount beauty supply store.