The first thing you notice with this CURL-CO WASH is it's lovely smell! It is an amber floral scent. Nothing chemical or menthol or anything like that. It smells like a fragrance you might buy at Bath and Body Works or Victoria's Secret. The scent carries on your hair as well for quite some time.
The directions say to section your hair into 4 sections and apply 3-8 pumps to each section. I sectioned my hair and applied 5 pumps to each section, but my hair is waist length, and I didn't feel it was enough, so I did use an extra 10 pumps on the length. Now this does sound like a lot if you are use to using other Conditioner Washes, but the pump does not dispense a lot at one time, so in essence you are really using less than, say, compared to WEN.
I then combed through and found that it has very nice slip and detangled my hair nicely. I left it in for the remainder of my shower. Before rinsing I added a bit of water and massaged in. It rinsed out extremely easy, without tangling my hair.
I styled my hair using only my normal gel, I left out all of my anti-frizzing products to see how well this would perform. After air drying I have healthy, soft, bouncy curls, that are well defined, no frizz! YAY!
I feel this does clean better than other Conditioner Washes I have used, I can feel my scalp is actually clean, as if I used shampoo. Other Conditioner washes either left my hair greasy or they did work but required so much rinsing and repeating it is way too time consuming to use daily. Ouidad definitely leaves my scalp and hair feeling cleaner than WEN. I think I may have found a new staple to add to my rotation. The only negative is that it is very expensive @ $30.00 for 16oz. If you have wavy or curly hair, or even straight hair and it is within your budget, it's something worth checking out!
Ouidad does not contain Menthol, Sulfate, Silicones, or Parabens.