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Product Review: Ouai Hair Care By Celeb Stylist Jen Atkin

Ouai review
Written by Kallie Provencher

Recently, I started following celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin on Snapchat. (She styles the likes of Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, and the Kardashians, in case you were wondering.)

In fact, Jen is pretty much BFFs with Chrissy and can be seen on the model’s Snapchat quite often. And this is why I decided I had to try Jen’s line of hair products for myself.

I’ve been searching for new miracle products ever since I damaged my hair last year by going blonde (again and again.) So, I did some research, read some reviews, and placed my Ouai order! It’s pronounced “way,” by the way.

My order came in a super cute box with some freebie stickers. I also received a promo code for a free gift with my next purchase, which made a great first impression.

Here’s what I think so far of Jen’s brand of hair products.

What I ordered: Repair Shampoo ($28), Smooth Conditioner ($26), Smooth Spray ($26), and Thinning Hair Supplements ($28.)

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Repair Shampoo

What Jen says it does: “A nourishing cleanser infused with our unique Smart Technology complex that replenishes moisture and fortifies breakage-prone strands—leaving hair stronger and shinier than ever.”

What it actually did for me: Since I have thin hair that is prone to breakage, I decided to give this shampoo a try. However, I don’t see much of a difference with this shampoo than any other I’ve used. I still have some split ends (despite having a haircut in late November), and my hair doesn’t look nor feel “stronger than ever.”

However, there is a bit of a shine to it these days and the shampoo isn’t drying like some I’ve tried in the past. The shampoo does have a nice, light smell to it that isn’t over-powering, but that isn’t enough to justify the price.

Overall, I would not purchase this shampoo again.

Smooth Conditioner

What Jen says it does: “A soothing hydrator that calms hair without weighing it down. Infused with our unique Smart Technology complex for nourished, healthy-looking hair.”

What it actually did for me: Not only is my hair prone to drying out (cue the breakage), but I’ve been having crazy frizz and flyaways lately. I can say without a doubt that I do not have the frizz I once had, so that’s a major plus.

However, I don’t find this conditioner to be as hydrating as some I’ve tried before. It does calm my hair and doesn’t weigh it down, but I do wish it left it feeling softer.

This product won a Best of Beauty Award from Allure for frizzy hair, but it isn’t the best hydrating conditioner I’ve ever tried. Granted, extra hydration isn’t one of the selling points on this product.

Overall, I would buy this product again.

Smooth Spray

What Jen says it does: “This seriously hydrating pre-style spray acts as a leave-in conditioner, detangler and heat protectant, all in one, for smooth af, frizz-free “I should be on stage or walk the runway” hair.”

What it actually did for me: First off, I like the smell. It’s almost like a perfume, so you don’t want to use too much! Secondly, it does what it says it will. Goodbye frizz, hello smooth hair!

I found it works best when blow drying my hair instead of allowing my hair to air dry, though. I tried to use it while my hair was still wet instead of damp, and the results weren’t as great. Definitely need to follow the directions on this one!

It also left my hair a bit greasy looking when I let it air dry, but a quick run through with my fingers helped this situation. Or maybe I used too much? IDK.

Overall, I would buy the Smooth Spray again.

Thinning Hair Supplements

What Jen says it does: “A beauty-boosting dose of Biotin, Silica, Ashwagandha and Amino acids, THINNING works to support healthy hair growth. Take one daily to enjoy longer, stronger strands and thicker hair. THIN will work to reduce breakage, combat hair loss, restore lost luster and help return hair to its glory days. You’ll see results after 90 days”

What it actually did for me: Since it’s only been a month, I’ll have to check back in! But it does look as if my nails are growing faster already. At $28 for a month’s supply, the price point is a little steep to continue to buy the supplements each month.

However, they’re so worth the splurge if they work!

Stay tuned.

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Kallie Provencher

Kallie is a self-proclaimed journalism junkie with a passion for the latest trends. She loves Diet Coke, succulents, and sunny days.