Deva product disaster! (Pics) - Should I give it another chance?

This was me yesterday morning while everyone I'm sure looked gorgeous with their curls... : (

Using the LowPoo+OneC no problem. Purchased the B'leave-in, Angel Gel...

I styled as I always style my products and diffused as I always diffuse. It turned into a complete and utter disaster. My hair had never looked this messy and frizzy. I was so frustrated! Can you guys tell what I might've done wrong?? Did I come to a complete dead-end with these products?? Or should I give it another chance changing "what" in my routine??

(I was late to work so I couldn't re-wash or try something else. I had to simply pick it up and let it air dry).

WARNING: The pics are intense

During diffusing you can tell it was going to be a disaster...the hair 1/2 dry and 1/2 sticky and clumpy, it was awful.






After it dried at work, it looked all loaded of gunk and deformed!


Later on during the day....VERY dry.
A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

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*Modified CG since Feb'2011

Last edited by ailin85; 04-13-2011 at 10:36 AM.
I can't see the pics...
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
Here's the album.

https://picasaweb.google.com/ailin85/Product#
A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

Products
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Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

*Modified CG since Feb'2011
It doesn't look that bad, really. I can see some frizz and it does look a bit producty. I've tried a few Deva products (at least a year ago, so the formulations may have changed), and I didn't like them at all. My hair felt sticky and producty.
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
That's the same way as if I had splashed tons of products in it... : (

I wanted to return and try Ouidad...Have you used that?
A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

Products
:
Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

*Modified CG since Feb'2011
That's the same way as if I had splashed tons of products in it... : (

I wanted to return and try Ouidad...Have you used that?
Originally Posted by ailin85
The only Ouidad product I've tried is the Climate Control, and I only tried it once. It was okay, but I'm saving the rest of my sample to try in the summer months.
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
Have only tried once and it made my hair crunchy, producty and frizzy. It DID give lots of body though...
Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
mod CG since 7/09
I think your hair looks pretty in those pictures. A lot of people start with the Deva line then abandon it because there are much better products out there for the price. There's a thread in the Product Review forum where someone claims that Deva ruined her hair.

I wouldn't bother with Ouidad. If you want to shell out big bucks for hair products, I recommend Curl Junkie or maybe Spiral Solutions.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


Two things. (I know, I have posted this a hundred times so some are expecting my answer)
Castor Oil and Glycerin. Not the 2 ingredients, themselves, but that they put them IN EVERYTHING!!!!

My hair would do great if those two ingredients were lightly sprinkled throughout their line but when I layer products with those ingredients, I get greasy looking (yet dry feeling) hair.

Too bad, too because the gel really gave me big, fluffy curls. Later, they fell flat and looked producty.
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
I'm doing good with the lowpoo/conditioner...

@Cheetra: Thanks for the compliment but my hair is a frizz mess there and that was a major scare because it's never looked like that while diffusing.

I am going to take your word for it, I am sure there's tons of better products but I'm just learning now how to maintain and style my hair. I thought I was doing good until I tried this product (Angel). Maybe I was not suppose to mix them together? I put in the B'leave-in and Angel later...I want to like the products but I know this is just the beginning **sigh**

I agree it is way too expensive though and I'm not so crazy about the smells I'm BIG on smells...

As you can see, I have fine hair but lots of it, is there any recommendation:

  • Should I put leave-in conditioner after poo/conditioner or directly style it?
  • Should I use Gel or Mousse for my type of hair?
Any suggestions/tips are really appreciated...
A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

Products
:
Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

*Modified CG since Feb'2011
You have pretty hair! I love the Deva low poo and One-C--I prefer DevaCare to Devacurl for some reason--but Angell is a big no for me. I'd try another gel that wavies like instead.

I like the Biolage Firm Hold Gelee or the Aveda Flax Seed & Aloe. Others like the Max Green Alchemy Gel. I think Abba has a good one, as does KMS.

Most people here like BRHG but it's too heavy for my hair. I use CK as a gel, too, or the Kinky-Curly Curling Custard.

My hair cutter also uses the Deva Set-it-free to style my hair and it looks pretty awesome when scrunched into my wet hair and then diffused. It's sort of like a styling lotion, really.

Good luck!
2b/3a, fine, "naturally frizzy", non-porous, above shoulders, brunette
Low-poos--faves are Deva and JC, experimenting with CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
Conditioners: faves are Devacare One-C, Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave Ins: Conflicted relationship--no fave
Fave stylers: Aveda Flax Seed & Aloe over Aveda Phmollient mousse, KCCC over anything, Biolage Firm Hold Gelee (HG for spring/summer), CK


@kiniha: Thanks so much for the tips!

I think stuff builds up on my hair very fast, especially when I tried the co-washing method - I cringe when I remember...it was greasy, not clean feeling, weighed down.

I have the set-it-free spray too, I didn't know that could be used alone and diffused, you just gave me an idea. I thought it was a spray with dual purposes such as protect from heat when diffusing before and after and lock in moisture. I'm going to try that same way your stylist uses it as well as just the B'leave-in alone in another trial...let's see if it works...

Should I use a cleanser and start all over?! I have the Paul Mitchel Tea Tree Special Shampoo....
A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

Products
:
Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

*Modified CG since Feb'2011
Try using just the no poo and one condition. All the other deva products make my hair freak out. I use HESMU gel and I make my own leave in with the suave blue ocean something with no cones in it, squeeze some into a small bottle and add water to it. Deva used to not work for me until I gave it a week challenge. Also if you find your hair greasy from it add a little baking soda in the palm of you hand and mix with the no poo..
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