HOW-TO: Ouidad's Rake & Shake Styling Technique for Curly Hair

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/15/2013 11:50:00 AM


click image to zoom Follow these easy steps to master Ouidad’s trademarked Rake & Shake styling technique. The key is to create the curl pattern while the hair is damp.


1. Gently blot hair with a towel to remove excess moisture.

2. Use a leave-in conditioning spray such as Ouidad’s Botanical Boost to seal in moisture.

3. Divide hair into 4 to 6 sections and distribute a dollop of styling product through each section. Separate fingers on one hand and “rake” from scalp to ends, spreading styling cream throughout the section.

4. When you reach the ends, gently “shake” hair back and forth to create curl in the hair.

5. Repeat the process on all sections; then diffuse hair or let it dry naturally.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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