top of page


Rake & Shake Styling: Perfect Curls Every Time


Don't be intimidated about styling curly hair. The key to creating beautiful curls is to create the curl pattern while damp and let them dry naturally or with a DIFFUSER set to low heat. For best results, follow Ouidad's tips


Step 1


Gently squeeze excess water out of wet hair and blot with a towel to pull out additional moisture.


Tip: Do not rub hair briskly or flip head over. Both methods fragment curls and cause frizz.

Curlz Salon

Step 2


Using outstretched fingers or a DOUBLE DETANGLER comb through a leave-in conditioning spray such as BOTANICAL BOOST to seal in moisture.



Step 3


Divide hair into 4-6 sections.


Step 4


Dispense a nickel-sized dollop of STYLING PRODUCT to palms and rub hands together. Working one section at a time, separate fingers on one hand like a "rake" and rake the section from scalp to ends, spreading the styling gel throughout the section.


Step 5


When you reach the end of the hair, gently "shake" hair back and forth to create curl in the hair.

Step 6


Let go of the section and allow hair to fall.


Step 7


Repeat the above steps for all sections using a dollop of styling product for each section.


Optional: To add height and volume, place DUCKBILL CLIPS at the root of the hair. Position clips to lift the hair evenly across the crown, working from front to back. To properly position curls, open clip no more than an inch wide. Gently slide along the scalp and keep clip close to the roots.


Step 8


Diffuse hair or let it dry naturally.


Tip: To break up any crunchy or stiff sections, rub a bit of CLEAR CONTROL POMADE or SHINE GLAZE between your palms and in one motion smooth your hands over your hair from front to back as if you're creating a ponytail.


Tip: Keep curls in place with an all-over spritzing of STYLING MIST.

bottom of page