Ouai Volume Conditioner Review & Swatch-
I got both the volume shampoo & conditioner as a set in an attempt to revive my dull, greasy & fine hair & have already reviewed the shampoo here a few days back. The sister conditioner is nice as well, not drying as a lot of volume conditioners are & hydrates hair without weighing it down. Read on for the full review.
What Ouai Haircare Says-
Add bounce and body to your hair with OUAI Volume Conditioner, a body-building formula developed by celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin to soften and lift every strand.
Expertly detangling, the conditioner softens and nourishes whilst delivering a unique, Smart Technology complex to replenish moisture and add enviable bounce and volume. Its blend of Tamarind Seed extract and Smart Keratin help to build volume whilst intensely hydrating. Hair looks healthier, glossier and volumised.
Free from parabens.
No animal testing.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isododecane, Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Cyperus Esculentus Root Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Aspartic Acid, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetyl Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium PCA, PCA, Diisostearyl Malate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Stearamine Oxide, Cetrimonium Chloride, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Polysilicone-15, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Polysorbate 60, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene
Price: 20 GBP in UK & 2500/- INR in Sephora India for 250 ml.
My take on the Ouai Volume Conditioner-
The packaging of the Ouai shampoos & conditioners are too similar- sleek, white, minimalist packaging- sturdy white bottles with white flip-top lids. But while they are easy to use in case of the shampoos, the conditioners are a big pain in the neck to dispense since they are much thicker in consistency 😐 I have to shake the bottle with my wet, slippery hands in the shower to get a good dollop & I don’t like that much. Easy to travel with though & no leaks.
The conditioner is white in color with quite a thick lotion like consistency which makes it hard to get out of the bottle. On washed damp hair though, it’s very easy to spread & feels light & nice on hair 🙂 I keep it on for 4-5 minutes & then rinse it off thoroughly. It washes off very easily without leaving behind any slippery/greasy consistency.
After my hair dried, I loved how soft & healthy my hair looked & felt, hydrated yet not at all weighed down <3 My frizz was not handled very well so I had to apply my regular leave-in anyway. It is a very good lightweight conditioner for thinner hair types & even for normal hair during the hotter seasons.
The fragrance is same like the shampoo, only stronger & is simply divine- a mixture of very classy floral, musk & fresh notes which do linger for a long time before fading.
Pros of the Ouai Volume Conditioner:
1> Spreads easily on damp hair & rinses off easily 🙂
2> Does not weigh down hair 🙂
3> Hair felt hydrated yet clean, looked so healthy <3
4> Great for thinner hair types 🙂
5> Amazing floral, fresh musky fragrance.
6> Paraben free 🙂
Cons of the Ouai Volume Conditioner:
Inconvenient stiff bottle packaging with smaller than needed cap.
Swatch of the Ouai Volume Conditioner-
My Rating: 4/5!
Do I recommend the Ouai Volume Conditioner?
Ouai Volume Conditioner is a nice, lightweight hydrating conditioner for thinner, greasier hair & scalp types & leaves no greasy residue on hair. It does not combat dry/frizzy hair very well & I would not suggest it for dry & thick hair types.
Review by- Agni