I never personally used Devacare. Sorry you had a bad experience. Sounds like you got some great advice about getting your hair back to normal.
Before you buy, just post a thread and check the product reviews sections of the site. Also check if the company has sample sizes.
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie