New Beauty Find: Ouai Haircare
Do you use salon priced shampoo and conditioner? A few years back I took the plunge after I died my hair pink and tried out a few high priced shampoos and conditioners to remedy some of the damage I did in the process. I thought that they would be miracle workers (and for $40 dollars a bottle they should have been!!!) but in the end I couldn't really find one that I loved and I certainly couldn't understand how they could justify the higher price. I had been perfectly happy with my drugstore products and quickly went back to them after I ran out of the "good stuff."
Cut to the end of this summer. After traveling for so long and basically destroying my hair with chlorine, saltwater and sun, my hair was feeling a little limp. I finally had made my way though the dozen or bottles that had accrued on my shower floor and after getting a fresh chop (very similar to the one above) and I decided that it was time to treat my hair to something new. The question was what? As I mentioned, I had tried everything my salon had to offer to no avail and obviously I didn't want to spend a small fortune on something I didn't love.
I had heard of Ouai products via Instagram but I was a little leery since it seemed like every "it girl" was pushing about them. I wasn't sure if the positive reviews were all hype or if the products were that good. I asked my beloved hairdresser if he had heard of the brand and immediately a few of the stylists around us chimed in and told me that the products were amazing, and bonus! they were almost half the price of salon brands making them not much more expensive than the drug store brand I was currently using. After my appointment I popped into Sephora and picked up a bottle of the shampoo and conditioner (I have fine hair so I went with the volume line) and a pack of the hair repair mask. I've been using the products for about two weeks now and all I can say is that I am NEVER using anything else every again.
These products really are as good as everyone says they are and I am certainly in line raising my one handed emoji in support. My hair is clean, shiny, bouncy and surprisingly strong. I feel like it has almost changed the texture of my hair, and completely for the better. Usually, when I use a volume shampoo I find that it can leave my ends feeling a little dry and frizzy, but with this there is none of that. On the flip side my scalp is usually a little oily, which means I need to shampoo every day, but now I'm finding that I can actually skip a day without looking like I just left the gym. Oh, and did I mention the packaging? Okay, I try not to buy things just because they look beautiful but you guys, these bottles are actually so pretty and once I run though these I'm using the bottles for everything else in our shower just so these are all I have to look at... they really are that pretty!
I found the best place to purchase Ouai is from Sephora or from the website itself. These products really are better than anything else I've tried and for the price I can't say enough great things. There is nothing worse than watching money literally go down the drain and luckily with these you don't have to! Xx
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