Budget Dupes For Your Fave Ouai Products
If you love OUAI as much as we do then this post is going to totally change your life. Well... maybe not your life but definitely your bank balance. We’ve scoured the shelves and hunted down all the best dupes for your fave OUAI products that are a lot more affordable but just as effective.
Ouai Memory Mist £25
Dupe: L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Volume Hairspray £5.99
The Memory Mist is a hair primer and heat protector which memorises heat styling to hold your look in place for days. As it’s heat activated you can either spray it onto wet hair before blow drying or dry hair before you heat style. Our fave dupe for this would be the L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Volume Hairspray. It’s developed using the same technology as the classic Elnett hairspray to give you amazing hold while protecting your hair from heat damage.
Ouai Air Dry Foam £24
Dupe: John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam £6.99
If you find your hair looks a bit disheveled when you skip the hair dryer then the Air Dry Foam is going to be perfect for you. It smooths out your strands and controls frizz while encouraging your natural wave pattern so you end up with your hair texture but better. It’s also infused with kale extract which improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth. The best dupe for this would be John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Styling Foam. It’s a non sticky foam that helps to enhance your curls just like OUAI’s version. It also includes moringa oil which moisturises your scalp, prevents dandruff and strengthens your hair against damage.
Ouai Clean Shampoo £22
Dupe: L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Coloured Hair Low Shampoo £6.99
The OUAI Clean Shampoo gives your hair a really gentle cleanse and leaves your strands feeling super soft. This is down to the fact that it’s sulphate free so it won’t strip your hair of natural oils and will also help to protect your colour. The best dupe for this would be the L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Low Shampoo. It’s also sulphate free and protects your colour while resurfacing your hair so that it feels softer and looks healthier.
Ouai Wave Spray £22
Dupe: Umberto Giannini Catch A Wave Coconut Oil Beach Texture Spray £7
The Wave Spray is a weightless texture mist that’s infused with rice protein to give you fresh from the beach looking waves. Our dupe for this is the Umberto Giannini Beach Texture Spray which is made with coconut oil to keep your locks super smooth and moisturised. Both products are salt free so they won’t dry out your strands, making them ideal to also use on your hair extensions.
Ouai Leave In Conditioner £22
Dupe: Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Leave-In Conditioner £4.99
The OUAI Leave In Conditioner protects your hair from heat while keeping it super moisturised. It also includes tamarind seed extract which helps to regulate oil production so it’s perfect for anyone with fine hair who’s prone to greasy roots. Our dupe for this is the Palmers Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner as it’s a really similar product. Both of them are made with vitamin E which helps to repair damaged follicles and stimulate blood flow to your scalp to promote healthy hair growth. The Palmers one is also made with tahitian monoi oil which helps to penetrate the cuticles, nourish your hair and make it look super shiny.
Ouai Volumizing Hairspray £22
Dupe: L'Oreal Stylista The Big Hair Hairspray £5.99
OUAI’s Volumizing Hairspray promises to give you fuller hair by using polymers to bulk up your strands. It’s basically a mix of hairspray and texturising spray that gives you really full hair and lots of hold. The best dupe for this one would be the L’Oreal Stylista Big Hair Hairspray as it promises 30% more volume and 24 hour hold.
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