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Pair with Ouidad Moisture Lock™ Leave-in Conditioner for added frizz-busting power.

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While ‘wash and wear’ is fine and dandy for some, curly hair girls know that it takes a bit more effort to get gorgeous hair every day. To that end, Ouidad’s Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel is a lifesaver, with a unique formula that responds (read: defrizzes) to humidity. We love how the formula tames frizz and coaxes unruly curls into shape without leaving them crunchy.

How to Use

Apply a nickel-sized dollop to damp hair. Working in sections, rake lotion through hair starting at the nape of the neck. Holding each section of hair by the ends, shake strands to reset curl pattern.

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Not what I expected...

This gel is runny - more like a liquid. It doesn't take much though to go a long way. It helps to cut down on the frizz, helps keep the hair from gaining volume throughout the day. I live in the Southeast US, and this product works during the hot, humid summer months.

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Responds to Humidity...in the South??
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I live in the South, where we suffer from gross humidity about 10 months a year, and this product did not pass the test. The only way I could get pretty, soft curls was if I stayed inside a well air-conditioned house until my hair was dry. If I tried to venture out into the humidity within and hour and a half of showering, my hair was a total frizz ball. I added a layer of anti-frizz hair spray and that seemed to help a lot but alone, this product was "meh."

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My favorite gel

I have been using this gel for several years now and it is my favorite. It does a great job at helping my fine spiral curls keep their shape. It can take a little trial and error at first to find the sweet spot between not enough gel and too much gel.

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This is a lifesaver

I've been using this every day for years in conjunction with the leave-in conditioner. It is absolutely amazing.

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Favorite Curl Friendly Gel

My go-to gel for great curls! I was really skeptical when I first tried this gel - it's thin and seems like it wouldn't do much but, it really does. Like all curly haired people I have a process to get my curls to somewhat behave. I apply a curl cream to damp hair, follow with this gel (a little goes a long way) and spend a little time twisting a few areas that need it or separating curls a little. Works well air drying or diffusing but either way make sure your hair is as dry as possible before going out on humid days to really benefit from the humidity protection.

The best part for me is this product makes for great second day curls!!! A little water and maybe a tiny bit of the gel while carefully taming the curls works really well. I use a light curl-friendly hairspray after to tame flyaway strands. Highly recommend for naturally curly hair!

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Works great

I got this in the curl kit. It really does a nice job with my curls. It doesn't leave them stiff or sticky. One of the few good products I have tried for curly hair.

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needs a bit more umph
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this product definitely helped my curls when paired with another product, but barely did anything when used on its own. I was hoping for at least a little bit of hold when used by itself

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Only hair gel I'll use

This is my favorite line of hair care products for curly hair! I've been using this product for over ten years and it has been consistent for that long. It does not leave my hair feeling crunchy, frizzy, or fluffy. It takes control of the frizz. When used with their styling technique (the rake and shake method) it creates beautiful curls!

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Did nothing for me

So disappointed. I've tried twice thinking I didn't use enough the first time, but my hair was just as bushy and frizzy both times as it would have been if I had used nothing at all.

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LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!

I finally found something to help with the humidity dropping my curly waves from flattening down my the end of the day. I am so excited about this product. It doesn't take very much. It goes on smoothly over your finger and hands so you can evenly distribute onto your hair. It is light weight, non greasy, non oily, it is simply the perfect product for that wavy curly hair that lives in all the other states that are bombarded with humidity. I am from Indiana and we know all to well about the humidity and how it wrecks havoc on a person's hair. Also it is good to use again on your hair before washing it. I usually wet my hair 2-3 times a week and add this. I only wash my hair twice a week generally. Absolutely love it!!!

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