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Balancing Rinse by Ouidad

 Balancing Rinse
Type:
Conditioner
Size:
8.5 oz.
Price:
$15.00
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Description:
Balancing Rinse Detangling Rinse & Conditioner by Ouidad has just the right blend of oil and wax-free moisturizers to leave hair silky soft, manageable, and tangle-free without ever weighing it down or making it look or feel greasy. Designed to work with Clear & Gentle Shampoo, Balancing Rinse's oil-free, wax-free, and animal fat-free formulation locks moisture into your curls by closing each hair's cuticle layer, and can be used as a leave-in conditioner without weighing hair down or leaving a heavy, greasy feel. Use Balancing Rinse to add more moisture to dry hair or before blow-drying for a straighter style. By providing the proper protein balance to revive dry, dull or damaged hair, Balancing Rinse breathes life into your curls! Special detanglers help prevent overstretching of the hair while combing, and a blend of Wheat Proteins and vitamins helps eliminate frizz while adding softness and manageability.
Attributes:
straightening, moisture, frizz control, anti-humectant
Manufacturer:
Ouidad
Ingredients:
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.
Link:
http://www.curlstylist.com/products/view/773

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  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Aug 22, 2014
  • cheryl1980 - Hair Type: Type 3a

    My hair loves this conditioner. I don't care for the smell but have to say that my hair looked great when I used this with the clear and gentle daily shampoo and the climate control gel. Definitely will keep using this product
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Oct 01, 2013
  • Salonciseaux - Hair Type: Type 3b

    This product is amazing! It will work wonders for the look and feel of your curls! Get the whole experience with a Ouidad cut as well. If you live anywhere near Central Florida, please call us to get started on the Ouidad system and cut! Salon Ciseaux 407-865-5881
  • Curl Rating: 1
    CurlRating: 1
    Jul 26, 2013
  • bellcurlz - Hair Type: Type 3c

    OMG the smell. I don't mean that in a good way. It's WAY too powdery/grandma-y. My hair was soft after using it, but based on that smell alone. No. And certainly not soft enough to claim this to be any kind of miracle product.
  • Curl Rating: 3
    CurlRating: 3
    Dec 12, 2012
  • gardencurls - Hair Type: Type 3b

    This rinse worked well to detangle, and as a second day refresher, but it did not moisturize well, and my curls won't get definition even with curl creams without moisture. I never tried this as a leave-in, but from what I recall it might even be a bit light for that on my hair. This conditioner is perfect for people who find a lot of conditioners heavy on their hair. For my dry, frizzy hair, My Ouidad "loves" are the Climate Control products, the Moisture Lock stylers, and Ouidad Co-wash. I think Balancing Rinse is worth a try for hair types that get weighed-down by conditioners, but even if that's the case I recommend more highly Ouidad Climate Control conditioner. It's a better buy because it has more benefits than just detangling.
  • Curl Rating: 3
    CurlRating: 3
    Jan 15, 2010
  • nyccurls817 - Hair Type: Type 3b

    It's an okay product I've used the old one and I think this is an improvement. It smells nice and makes my hair soft but I prefer the curl quencher it has a thicker consistency and moisturizes more
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Oct 20, 2009
  • currrlygurrrly - Hair Type: Type 3a

    I use this as a conditioner and a leave-in after conditioning. It has a new scent since they changed the packaging (I preferred the clean scent they had before). It does not change the product any, but I base a lot of my purchases on scents as well as how they work. Always have this in my arsenal of hair stuff!
  • Curl Rating: 2
    CurlRating: 2
    Oct 10, 2009
  • julia6476 - Hair Type: Type 3b

    I want to like this conditioner, but it seems to make my hair a little TOO poofy. I've never tried it as a leave in as some people have in earlier reviews, but as a regular conditioner, I can only use it about once a month.
  • Curl Rating: 3
    CurlRating: 3
    Nov 23, 2008
  • couchpups - Hair Type: Type 3b

    I use this as a leave in. To use it as a rinse doesn't do anything for me. But I love it as a leave in.
  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Aug 12, 2008
  • - Hair Type: Type 3a

    This is a great conditioner to use in the summer both as a rinse-out AND as a leave-in. Even though it has a heavy consistency, it doesn't weigh down the hair at all. After rinsing it out in the shower, I apply some as a leave-in, and then apply both botancial boost and climate control. I can either air dry during the day or sleep on it wet with a silk pillowcase and my hair spread out like a fan. Either way, great curls, no frizz, and no crunch. I prefer it to Ouidad Playcurl, which I find way too volumizing for my 2B/3A hair. I'm giving it 3 stars intead of 4 because it's not as good a detangler as my HG rinse-out (Elucence) but much more expensive. After this bottle, I will probably switch back to Elucence as a rinse-out and use this only as a leave-in during the summer.
  • Curl Rating: 2
    CurlRating: 2
    Jun 17, 2007
  • hanzooo_curls - Hair Type: Type 3b

    When I use this as a leave-in, it's pretty good - soft curls. But as a regular conditioner, it's not thick enough. I'd give it 2 1/2 curls if I could.
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Apr 14, 2007
  • mereander - Hair Type: Type 3a

    This conditioner works wonders for my hair and detangles better than any other conditioner I have used. I also like to use it as a leave-in. It has a great smell and conditions well, but is light enough that it doesn't weigh my hair down. I use the Balancing Rinse with the Ouidad Curl Quench Shampoo. Perfect for me!
  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Jul 11, 2006
  • rock cloud - Hair Type: Type 3a

    I love this as a leave in conditioner- I also use it after the deep conditioner, and it works well as a daily conditioner that you'd rinse out. Love the fragrance too
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Jun 14, 2006
  • beachblondewavie - Hair Type: Type 2b

    I LOVE this conditioner! It detangles my hair really well and leaves it ever so soft- I use it as a leave and it helps ti minimize frizz and poof dramatically!!! I also like using it on top of the deep treatment as the directions say to put another conditioner on top of it. This stuff is well worth the price it's the best!
  • Curl Rating: 2
    CurlRating: 2
    May 21, 2006
  • Leilani - Hair Type: Type 3a

    This conditioner had a very nice apple-ish scent, but it didn't seem to do too much for my hair.
  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Mar 31, 2006
  • capricossa - Hair Type: Type 3c

    i had no trouble detangling in the shower even though it's a light formula and this works good if you leave some on the ends before you style.
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Feb 20, 2006
  • bahbii - Hair Type: Type 4a

    This is an excellent daily conditioner for my coarse textured hair. I have below-the-shoulder length afro-textured hair that is very difficult to manage without a good conditioner that detangles and softens. This product satisfies my criteria and prepares my hair for easy styling. I especially use it when I need to slick my frizzy hair into a smooth bun. It primes my curls so that when I apply my gel, I get beautiful soft, shiny waves. Very Chic!!
  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Dec 19, 2005
  • gingin2 - Hair Type: Type 3a

    This works as a basic conditioner and detangler for me; it works best with another Ouidad shampoos. When I've used this with other brands, there is a wierd chemical reaction and my hair is like straw. This works wonders for my daughters fine, thick hair also.
  • Curl Rating: 1
    CurlRating: 1
    Dec 02, 2005
  • gingin2 - Hair Type: Type 3a

    I've had mixed results from this product; it seems to work best when used with the Ouidad Clear Shampoo. When I've used it with other shampoos, it has a wierd, almost chemical reaction, and leaves my hair really matted down. I'm glad I tried it, but won't repurchase.
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Jun 03, 2005
  • bailey - Hair Type: Type 3a

    i use this stuff alot it is good either when i blow dry my hair straight or just leave it curly. it has a good smell and leaves hair soft
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Apr 03, 2005
  • miacurl - Hair Type: Type 3a

    What a great product! Soft conditioning. no frizz. Love it!
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Jan 29, 2005
  • gilda - Hair Type: Type 2a

    I love this as a leave-in. Perfect curls with no weight all day long
  • Curl Rating: 5
    CurlRating: 5
    Nov 02, 2004
  • Meezer - Hair Type: Type 3a

    Looks like I'm the lone dissenter. I love this lightweight, silicone-free, build-up free formula for my 3A curls. It's one of the very few conditioners that actually makes my hair curlier from the moment I step out of the shower. Its detangling properties aren't the best, but it does detangle well enough for me. This can also be used a leave-in, but I prefer the Botanical Boost. It has a nice, fruity scent (same scent as Deep Treatment). Probably best for type 2's and 3A's. Curlier or drier hair types will probably require more moisture/weight than this provides.
  • Curl Rating: 1
    CurlRating: 1
    Jun 09, 2004
  • suzi - Hair Type: Type 2a

    Oh, what can I say other than it's not good stuff! Didn't detangle my hair even after using almost 2 oz. and I flat-out found it ineffective.
  • Curl Rating: 1
    CurlRating: 1
    May 24, 2004
  • bluecelt - Hair Type: Type 3a

    No more effective than the average drugstore conditioner. Not very hydrating at all. Much too expensive for what you get.
  • Curl Rating: 4
    CurlRating: 4
    Apr 06, 2004
  • ifthe - Hair Type: Type 3a

    Can't use this for a daily conditioner, but I LOVE it for a leave-in. Gives just enough moisture to detangle without weighing my hair down or making it look dirty.
  • Curl Rating: 1
    CurlRating: 1
    Feb 02, 2004
  • curlyamzippity - Hair Type: Type 3b

    I didn't like this at all. It did not make my hair feel softer or more managable.

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