By Patricia Wersinger
Ouidad, the specialist of curls and owner of the renowned Ouidad Salon in New York City is well known for her specific hair treatments addressing the particular issues of rebelliously curly hair. Recently she launched a new line of products, Salon Series by Ouidad, to treat the health of both hair and scalp at home. The line allows customers to perform the renowned repairing and restorative hair treatments on their own; treatments that until now were obtainable exclusively at her salons.
The Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment Formula contains Omega fatty acids to help restore the natural lipid barrier of the hair and fortify its protective surface layer. Flax Seed Oil, Passion Fruit Seed Oil and Acai Pulp Oil are also integrated to re-hydrate the hair shaft and replenish lost moisture. The way to use it is to apply a liberal amount to your wet hair and comb it through. After leaving in for 5 minutes, rinse and shampoo. You will notice that your hair is deeply conditioned and has a healthy shine. You can use it up to three times a week.
The Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair and Scalp Treatment is a complex of Bay Leaf Oil and natural AHA complex of Sugar Cane, Lemon and Apple Extracts that exfoliate the scalp gently. Product build up, dryness and other everyday factors can lead to blocked follicles that cause dullness and slow hair growth. So she’s included a Fennel Seed extract to increase microcirculation and oxygen flow to the hair root, helping its ability to grow. After shampooing, apply to scalp, massage gently for 1 to 3 minutes, rinse and follow with a conditioner.
Once you’re ready for styling, the Biotin Lightweight Reparative Hair Serum is meant to speed the repair process for damaged hair. Silk amino acids turn dry and coarse hair more supple. This is a wonderful product if your hair is dry, brittle and devitalized. I stash one in my bag to keep my hair under control and full of bounce and pep throughout the day.
The whole line combines advanced technology and natural ingredients, is lightweight and water soluble, and formulated without silicones, sulfates, parabens and waxes. It does not leave any product build up on strands or scalp, and is a great addition to your current line if your hair is curly, a bit down and drab, and in need of a new boost to reach its higher potential. The Salon Series by Ouidad is available exclusively at Sephora.