Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo


Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo which didn’t make my hair feel like straw


It has a nice clean scent (almost like soap) which is not overpowering.

INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-70, Dipropylene Glycol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauryl Laurate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ceramide-2, PEI-10, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, PEG-40/PPG-8 Methylaminopropyl/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Polyquaternium-59, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone


There is at least 5 ingredients geared towards cleaning the hair and creating a lot of lather.  The shampoo is opaque and not transparent.   Weirdly, I’ve been  having pretty decent luck with testing store-bought shampoo lately.  However, I didn’t see any super-fantastic defrizzing using the shampoo alone.  After all, it’s just shampoo. It’s meant to clean.



Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter – Yes, this shampoo has shea butter in it. Why? I’m not sure since the main ingredients in shampoo normally wash out any oils on the hair.  Maybe it is meant to sell the product? I don’t know.

Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin – All three of these ingredients are humectants.  Panthenol, however, is Vitamin B5 which helps to strengthen the hair.  You’ll find these ingredients in some of the DIY recipes here at curlytea.com. However, this is a shampoo. You’re essentially going to be washing this out unless it’s been formulated to be a leave-behind ingredient.  Sodium Hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid) is a super humectant, a smaller molecule which means it penetrates better and holds water better.

Ceramide-2 – Ceramide-2 is a hair conditioning and repairing ingredient.  It’s used to repair damaged hair.  You’ll often find Ceramides in higher quality (or higher priced) products.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate – It’s one of the main ingredients to clean the hair.  Since SLS (sulfate) shampoos became unpopular, this ingredient is one of many used as a substitute.  It is said to be a gentler surfactant and foaming agent which also gives the shampoo that sensory feeling of cleaning.  It’s supposed to have larger molecules which means it cannot penetrate your skin and cause all kinds of nonsense to happen. It has a 2 on the EWG Skin Deep scale (The lower the number, the better)

Sodium Cocyl Isethionate – This mild ingredient is said to help water cling better to the dirt on your hair and skin.  Thus, it washes away the dirt better.  It’s a replacement for ingredients like sodium tallowate and other ingredients derived from animals.  It has a score of 1 on the EWG.org Skin Deep scale.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate – This de-greasing ingredient is derived from coconut and palm oils and is said to give good lather to shampoos.  It also has larger molecules which won’t penetrate the skin to cause irritations.  It too is considered to be a replacement for sulfates.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine – You’ve seen this anti-static, foam boosting ingredient in countless shampoos, liquid hand soaps and other products. It’s a cleansing agent.  However, that doesn’t make it a totally innocent product.  Some people have reported allergic reactions to it (livestrong.com via Tom’s of Maine)  In a previous report, Private Label Manufacturer Steve Miller referred to this ingredient as “glorified bubble bath”.  It has 4 on EWG.org Skin Deep scale and has user restrictions.  If you’ve never had an allergic reaction to stuff with Cocomidoproply betaine, you should be fine.

Lauryl Glucoside – Also a cleanser, surfactant and foaming agent.  It’s another one of those SLS replacements which have become popular in recent years.

Glycol Stearate – Glycol Stearate is typically used to give surfactants that nice pearlized look and to stabilize your cleanser-type products. It’s made up of Ethylene Glycol (eee!) and Stearic Acid.  However, it only has a 1 on EWG.org’s SKin Deep scale.

Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride – This ingredient is an antistatic hair conditioning agent

Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-70, Polyquaternium-59 – Polyquats are cationic polymers used for “antistatic and film-forming properties” (chemicalland21.com). The have water-binding and conditioning properties as well. The little number after the hyphen just denotes the order in which each polymer was registered (if we are to believe wikipedia :P).  These ingredients are very popular in hair products like shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays.
Polyquat10 is quarternized hydroxyethyl cellulose which you’d find in some natural hair products.

Glycols – Dipropylene Glycol is an ingredient used as a solvent for essential and fragrance oils,and is sometimes used to control the viscosity of a mix.  Butylene Glycol is a humectant which is also used to make BTMS-50 by the way.

PEG ingredients – PEG ingredients, like PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, have ethylene oxide and have different purposes. The number, like the 120, means it has that average number of moles of ethylene oxide. PEG-120 = 120 moles of ethylene oxide.  I’ve been trying to stay way from ethoxylated ingredients.

PEG-40/PPG-8 Methylaminopropyl/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Copolymer – This ingredient is used to condition damaged hair.  And yes, you do see a -cone in it.  However, according to online information, once you “PEG” a “-cone”, it becomes more water-soluble. 😛  In other words, it’s not those ole moisture blocking silicones which are hard to wash off the hair.

Lauryl Laurate – It’s simply the ester of Lauryl Alcohol, which is used to condition the hair and stabilize an emulsion.

PEI-10 – PEI-10, which I’ve never heard of before, is a nonsurfactant “suspending agent”

This product was sent to curlytea.com for review.


# This is a pretty decent shampoo which doesn’t make my hair feel like straw
# Hair smells good
# Hair doesn’t squeak afterwards (which is a very good thing in my opinion)


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