Yep, Carrie, a lot of us have been down the Deva road; many of us share your feelings that we cannot stand leaving the salon with hair that is loaded up with products so much so that it feels like a bad wig or cotton candy. I use one Deva product, the foam, because I cant find a foam or mousse that is as good. I dont like the hype. And, there are many stylists out there who can cut curly hair wet or dry.