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Old 01-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
 
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Does anybody else have problems with using DevaCurl products? I bought a trial size sampler with One Condition, Light Defining Gel, and Set It Free. I've tried using them twice now and my hair has come out a frizzy mess both times. Is there a trick or does my hair just hate them?
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Hair type: 2b/c, medium texture, normal porosity, medium density
Low poo: Giovanni 50/50
Co-wash: V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave-in: PM The Detangler, Beautiful Curls Leave-in Conditioner
Oils/Serums: John Masters Dry Hair Nourishment/Defrizzer, L'Oreal EverSleek Serum
Styling products: ISO Bouncy Curls, Organix Moroccan Curl Cream, B&B Curl Conscious Foam, LA Looks Gel, B&B Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist, DevaCurl Set It Free
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
 
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DevaCurl is a love/hate thing around here, and you'll see lots of mixed reviews. I do still use Deva products, but none of the ones in the trial kit- I prefer the DevaCARE No-Poo and One Condition and Deva's new Ultra Defining Gel is one of my HG products. It could be the products, it could be your techniques, or some combination of both. A few things to consider:
Hair properties (texture, porosity, etc) have a huge impact on the types of products and ingredients that will agree most with your hair. If you haven't determined your hair properties yet, livecurlylivefree.com has tons of helpful info. Once you know your properties you can look for other people with the same properties and see what works for them. There's also a thread on the 2s forum (probably a few pages back) called "share you hair biography," which will give you instant access to potential hair twins.
My biggest issue with the Deva trial set is that it includes the Light Defining Gel. I found that it wasn't a strong enough hold and I ended up with frizzy and undefined hair. My personal observation is that people with weaker curl patterns do much better with stronger hold gels (a favorite for the FB Wavy Hair community is Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee).
In terms of technique, the biggest thing to remember is that the more you manipulate your hair, the more frizz you will end up with. I get extra frizz if I scrunch too much, or if I mover my diffuser around too much while I'm drying my hair. Some people do well with microfiber towels, but other people have better luck with cotton t-shirts to remove extra water. Just make sure you are gently squeezing and not rubbing your hair to remove water.
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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
 
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If i rotate my hair products.....that works best. Devacurl foam, then another day I'll use the B'leave in, then another day I'll use Curl keeper

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