+ 1 on hair properties.
Many of us started out with Deva, thought we like it and then moved on to other things as we learned more. My salon has Deva products, I used to let them use the NoPoo, but after they changed the ingredients a few years ago--it made it really dry. I had to lowpoo to get it back to normal. I later discovered that my hair doesn't care for polyquats--the NoPoo and One C have polyquat 7. I was told that polyquats don't build up but I had to use a stronger surfactant to "remove" them and get my hair back. Otherwise, products just "sat" on my hair and didn't get absorbed.
My hair seems to prefer the products from the online "boutique" type companies. I'd suggest that you clarify and then try to use products without a lot of chemicals.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me