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The kit is an eye-opener for curly-headed women (and men!) who’ve given up on their hair. Ouidad veterans will find it handy for travel and for trying out products they haven’t used before.


Birchbox Breakdown

Everyone knows how difficult curly hair can be. To smooth and separate those ringlets, all-purpose hair treatments usually fall short. You’ll see an immediate difference when you use the Love Your Curls Starter Kit. Think of it as your mini-toolbox: five award-winning products in one.

How it Works

With its arsenal of ingenious curl-centric formulas, Ouidad is a miracle worker for hard-to-handle hair. This set includes travel sizes of the shine-boosting Clear & Gentle Shampoo, the strengthening Deep Treatment Conditioner, the lightweight Balancing Rinse Conditioner, the nourishing Botanical Boost Spray Conditioner, and the heat-activated Climate Control Gel.

How to Use

The shampoo and Balancing Rinse Conditioner are gentle enough for everyday use. Once a week, apply the Deep Treatment Conditioner to hair and leave in for 12 minutes. Try the Climate Control Gel whenever you’re battling heat and humidity, and spritz on the Botanical Boost Spray to add shine and give your curls some bounce.

Deep Treatment Conditioner:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Lactamide MEA, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydro-lyzed Soy Protein, Cystine Bis-pg-propyl Silantriol, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lycine, Glutamic Acid, Myrist-amine Oxide, Polyquaternium-11, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-59, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.


Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Cocamide DEA, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methychloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance

Balancing Rinse:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyquaternium-59, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

Botanical Boost:

Water, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Rosa Canina Leaf Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Methyl Gluceth-10, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Benzophenone-4, Benzalkonium Chloride, Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin.

Climate Control Gel:

Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Leaf Extract, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-28, Glycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-25, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PVP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Not 100%

I like this starter kit but I'm not 100% sold on it yet. The scent is not my favorite but it's not horrible either. The curl spray is great so I don't feel like I wasted money on this.

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Really good product

As any person with curly hair knows, you're always searching for the perfect products for your hair. Ouidad definitely has good products. The heat and humidity hair gel is my favorite. I live where it's always hot and humid and this gel keeps my hair from "growing" during the day. That alone for me is worth it.

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Not just for Curly hair!

This product is totally under advertising themselves and limiting the market by advertising for "curls"! I have fine, thin, and lumpy straight hair.... but guess what?! This product is fantastic for my type of hair! I tried the leave in conditioner as a sample and now can not style my hair with out it. LOVE IT! Makes my hair more volumous and thicker feeling. And a little goes a long way!

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Not my favorite curly hair products

I have thick, wavy/curly (and often frizzy!) hair. At the urging of a stylist in my family, I purchased this Ouidad Love Your Curls Starter Kit. I'm not thrilled with the products. The shampoo leaves my hair feeling coarse and dry; the conditioner does not add enough conditioning to make up for the overdrying from the shampoo. The Botanical Boost spray is OK. The climate control gel didn't do my hair any favors - a little too sticky, and didn't really define any curls. I haven't tried the deep treatment conditioner yet, because I've been so underwhelmed with the other products.

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The perfect intro set to learning to tame your unruly curls!

I've always wanted to try the Ouidad products since one of my curly-haired friends recommended them, but I didn't know where to start. When I saw this sampler pack on Birchbox, I knew this was the perfect way to go as I was still learning. Now, I've gotten comments from tons of my friends, family, and coworkers about what I've been doing differently with my curls because they look so healthy now. I officially love Ouidad!

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Wonderful line for curly hair

I tried this kit on my curls and loved everything in it! I was amazed at the way my curls formed perfectly after using all of the products together. There was NO frizz, and the curls were all completely separate and so well defined. I highly recommend this line!

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Great Intro to Ouidad

This starter kit is a great intro to Ouidad. I now use the gel and botanical boost in my everyday routine, but would highly recommend visiting the Ouidad salon for recommendations on how to best use these products and the best approach for your specific set of curls. With a personalized tutorial, I instantly had much better results.

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i like this line for the most part

i just wish it didnt contain silicones. im also allergic to the henna in one of the products. the botanical boost is awesome though!

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Curly girls, you gotta check this out

I have never used Ouidad before I tried this, and I'm so glad I did. One of the biggest issues with curly hair is dryness and frizz, and Ouidad takes care of that completely! Great product, I strongly recommend to all my curly girlfriends out there.

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Great starter set with some fantastic products.

My three favorite products from this set are the Botanical Boost mist, which is a holy grail item for me, the Deep Treatment, and the Climate Control gel.

I use the botanical boost every day. It's great to help revive second-day hair, as I don't wash my hair every day. The Deep Treatment is a great deep conditioner to keep my hair in shape, especially in the winter. I like the Climate Control gel, which has a light, refreshing scent and feels good. I use it on soaking wet hair, which also helps prevent crunchiness. I first used it on a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, where the humidity was very high, and got compliments from strangers. I have wavy-curly hair and it did well for me.

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