I don't know why....

But I just purchased a line of Devacurl- low poo, one condition, angell, and set it free.

I saw it in Harmon's. I used it such a long time ago, I wanted to give it another shot. I have some serious issues I need to deal with (sigh).

Anyway, I will be trying them out tomorrow and this weekend and if they don't work out going right back to the store.

From what I remember OneC was pretty good, Arc Angell didn't have enough hold. I like the scent of both.

I did spray set it free on some dry curls. It has a really fine mist which I expected to be a stream. Thats a plus. But it did leave those curls a bit sticky and with a producty feel. I don't really like feeling anything in my hair. Furthermore, it has a really strong scent which Im not sure I like. I will have to try it before I can make a conclusion so I will hold onto my opinion.

Get me excited or wary ladies. Anyone still using this stuff?

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I've never tried DevaCurl One C...but Devacare is the ish!!!! I was talking with Jada1111 about it yesterday. It is ultra moisturizing and worth every penny. It is now one of my two leave-ins (the other is Jessicurl WDT). I like the Lo-poo but Giovanni's 50/50 shampoo gets the job done better at a lower cost. SIF continues to be a staple. You don't need much, as it is very concentrated. The same bottle will last and last and last. My hair NEVER feels producty or gunky with this combo (WDT+Deva+SIF) and it has never looked better. For the first time in my natural journey, I have stuck with the same products for more than 5 months, lol. That says something...
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I still haven't tried my devacare one c. I was looking at the low poo in Ulta, but for $17.95 I was like...I don't need this! lol
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yeah, its aiight...but I agree, its not worth 18 dollars. Giovanni leaves my hair feeling moisturized, yet clean...it also contains the coco b cleanser.
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I didn't think so! That price tag turned me off REALLY fast! Now the jessicurl curl cleansing cream...I want to try that...but I have so much hair...lol!! Do I NEED it? Naw!
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Ok so here's my first day run.

POO
I pooed last night with low-poo. Which is very thick and does not spread well. I used more than I shouldve on the first lather. But on the second lather I realized that you have to make sure to massage it in real well and eventually the thick lather spreads nicely. It rinses out soft. My hair was a bit more tangled than usual, but it could've been due to the suave coconut condish I had left it in my hair which kinda made it dry as the day progressed.

ONECO
I had used this in the past so I knew that it was decent. Since my hair was a bit tangly than usual I had to use alot. Well at least definitely more than my normal. Although when I detangled I didn't see many hairs on the comb..+

At first I didn't know what to think. It didn't feel as soft as I remembered it. But I proceeded with my shower rinsed it out and my strands felt nice and moisturized.

ARCANGELL
I love the soft fresh smell of this gel.It's a "wet" gel, like ORS lock and twist gel. Which means that you can scrunch water out of your hair with a tshirt, add gel, and the gel makes your hair wet. All of a sudden you hair is dripping again??

I don't mind that. I like the opportunity to scrunch water out.

STYLING
I attempted a twistout last night which would've been ok had the twists actually dried overnight. Still I could tell the hair wouldve been soft & shiny.

I cowashed this am. scrunched water out of my hair with a cotton tshirt. Then I proceeded to apply the gel, like I do my mousse. Like in about 5 sections. I was pretty heavy handed with the gel since I knew it was pretty light.

I applied about a quarter dollop per section (raked through). Then I grazed the top with a bit more gel.

I was undecided whether or not to spray set it free. But I did just to see the results.

RESULTS

My hair dried in about 2hrs.It has a soft hold despite the amount of product applied. Soft but definitely defined. Its pretty shiny too. The one con I have is shrinkage. Its not ridiculous but there is more shrinkage than usual. I guess it can be due to the fact that oneco and angell are lighter products than what I usually use. My curls are a bit skinnier than usual too.

In general I had pretty good results. What I liked most is that when I rinsed out the twistout this morning my hair felt rreally soft.

I might just stick with it for my hairs health considering I color but we will see.

It all depends on whether I can get at least 2nd or 3rd day out of it.

If I go out this weekend, I'll probably stretch out the roots a bit with a blowdryer because the shrinkage is not the business.

However, I want to see how these products will hold out in a hot, crowded, nyc club....crossing fingers.

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Empressri-

I purchased the products for $14.99

I've been wanting to try the Gio Smooth as Silk poo but we will see.

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pps- I just took a good look at my hair in front of a big mirror LOL ( I was basing my answers on a compact makeup mirror I carry)

My hair is really shiny and the color looks great. I have KCC shine without the 13 hr drying time and stiffness.

I think the key to being successful this time around w angel was scrunching some of the water out first. In the past I applied it on soaking wet hair like my other products and it just didn't work.It would always leave it frizzy.

Scrunching water out or applying products on damp hair usually leaves my hair looking a mess so I'm surprised.

I kinda feel bad I gave this gel a thumbs down in the past

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I'm happy to hear that you're liking the results...Angell has always interested me, but I gave up gel, so I have no need for it.
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FoxCus,

I use the smooth as silk condish (I love it) and I wanted to use the shampoo, but I think there is a cone in it. You may want to double check in case you are on a no cone regimen. For whatever reason I have issues with cones in my shampoo particularly.
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I'm happy to hear that you're liking the results...Angell has always interested me, but I gave up gel, so I have no need for it.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
So do you just use SIF?

SIF is tricky because it did loosen up the hold of the gel but a tad too much and your hair gets producty...

Im confused because u said you use:

wdt+ devacare + sif

but u dont use the no/low poo, arc angell, nor one c.

So what is the middle step u r missing?

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??Not sure what you're asking.

Like SBB, I use the SIF to attract moisture to my hair...its a humectant. I shampoo twice a month with Giovanni 50/50. I style 2-3 times a week with Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment (a finger scoop), Devacare One C (2 quarter size amounts), and about 12 squirts of SIF (sprayed into my hand and then applied to my hair). After all three of the products are applied, I twist..thats it...

What middle step are you referring to?

ETA: If you're looking for a way to add SIF to your routine, alot of folks use it on dry hair...I do too. After I take my twists down, I slick a little on the ends to de-frizz and moisturize a bit. I heart SIF All the pics in my spring and summer 2008 album are with SIF... my ends are happy and the overall smoothness is awesome!
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Last edited by curlynikki; 08-29-2008 at 12:36 PM.
I've never tried DevaCurl One C...but Devacare is the ish!!!! I was talking with Jada1111 about it yesterday. It is ultra moisturizing and worth every penny. It is now one of my two leave-ins (the other is Jessicurl WDT). I like the Lo-poo but Giovanni's 50/50 shampoo gets the job done better at a lower cost. SIF continues to be a staple. You don't need much, as it is very concentrated. The same bottle will last and last and last. My hair NEVER feels producty or gunky with this combo (WDT+Deva+SIF) and it has never looked better. For the first time in my natural journey, I have stuck with the same products for more than 5 months, lol. That says something...
Originally Posted by curlynikki
Nikki, the bolded parts are where I was confused. I was sitting here like what other deva product is she using???

Now I get it thanks.

I tried it today on dry hair after the gel set. It gives a me a producty feel that rubs off on my fingers, so I'm not really liking SIF. But ill give it 2 or 3 more days.

It might be that I'm misting too much. Who knows. It does have beeswax though, so Im not surprised that it feels the way it does.

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FoxCus,

I use the smooth as silk condish (I love it) and I wanted to use the shampoo, but I think there is a cone in it. You may want to double check in case you are on a no cone regimen. For whatever reason I have issues with cones in my shampoo particularly.
Originally Posted by CuriousCoils
Curious...I forgot to reply. Sorry!

I don't really mind cones in products. Normally I poo and all that good stuff anyway. I really am tempted to try it since I love the Gio Mousse. But we will see how this little side fling with devacurl turns out.

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I've never tried DevaCurl One C...but Devacare is the ish!!!! I was talking with Jada1111 about it yesterday. It is ultra moisturizing and worth every penny. It is now one of my two leave-ins (the other is Jessicurl WDT). I like the Lo-poo but Giovanni's 50/50 shampoo gets the job done better at a lower cost. SIF continues to be a staple. You don't need much, as it is very concentrated. The same bottle will last and last and last. My hair NEVER feels producty or gunky with this combo (WDT+Deva+SIF) and it has never looked better. For the first time in my natural journey, I have stuck with the same products for more than 5 months, lol. That says something...
Originally Posted by curlynikki
Nikki, the bolded parts are where I was confused. I was sitting here like what other deva product is she using???

Now I get it thanks.

I tried it today on dry hair after the gel set. It gives a me a producty feel that rubs off on my fingers, so I'm not really liking SIF. But ill give it 2 or 3 more days.

It might be that I'm misting too much. Who knows. It does have beeswax though, so Im not surprised that it feels the way it does.
Originally Posted by foxycus02
No prob
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Hey, foxy! You are NOT alone! I've been on an experimenting binge that I hope will end soon! Lol! At least my husband sure hopes it does I'm currently using products that I absolutely love....so I what's wrong with me. The PJ is in full effect! I vowed to never spend any more of my money on DevaCurl anything after my experience with SIF, Mister Right...AND Low-poo, but CurlyNikki has had my PJ raging to buy DevaCare One Conditioner. I might finally give in.
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On Thursday, before putting in the henna, I was feeling the PJ bug... not for any product in particular...but for something (anything) new to try, lol. I sat and thought, and checked the product reviews, and thought some more. But couldn't come up with anything I needed or wanted!!! So, I gave it up and applied my henna. Its so wierd... my current reggie and products are working so well that my PJ can't even rear its ugly head when it wants to. Teshon, the Devacare One C is amazing. I don't use it to detangle (I think it would be great...it has good slip), but I use it as a leave-in- it keeps my hair slick and reduces manipulation and thus fallen hairs.
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Empressri-

I purchased the products for $14.99

I've been wanting to try the Gio Smooth as Silk poo but we will see.
Originally Posted by foxycus02

Where at?
Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

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Empressri-

I purchased the products for $14.99

I've been wanting to try the Gio Smooth as Silk poo but we will see.
Originally Posted by foxycus02

Where at?
Originally Posted by empressri
Harmon's a very popular chain store in Jersey. I think they have locations in NY not exactly sure where. They have a website.

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I got the low poo and wasnt too fond of it. It makes my hair feel squeaky clean and wasny moisturizing in the least.
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-Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
-KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
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