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Old 03-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
 
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Default Deva products wreaking havoc on my skin!

Does anyone else have this problem? Every single Deva product breaks me out. And I don't mean normal blemishes, I mean angry, red, swollen, painful bumps on my scalp, neck and back if I use any Deva product. I went for a Deva cut on Saturday, and it had been years since I had used a Deva product due to this reason. The stylist used OneC, BLeave'in, and the volumizing foam. By that night I had the bumps. Nothing seems glaringly obvious as the culprit though. Anybody else have this issue? Any ideas on which ingredient is the evil one?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
 
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I think I do too. I have been using no poo, one-c, ad the volumizing foam and I have also been getting nasty bumps. I just put 2 and 2 together when I read your post. I will definitely be following this thread. Hopefully we figure something out!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
 
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I'm going to try and compare ingredients for products that don't break me out and the Deva ones. If there's only one thing left, then I know that's the culprit. It's a shame though. The Deva stuff does wonders for my hair, but my skin just hates them.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
 
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All the products seem to have several botanical extracts, including hops, yarrow, rosemary, and chamomile. My first guess would be you're sensitive to one of those... Carnation extract/oil is one that always gives me bumps, but it took forever to pin that down. Some people on MakeupAlley are attributing their DevaCurl rashes to citrus oils/fragrance.

My second guess would be the ever-vague listing "fragrance." It basically means a synthetic chemical with no further description. If you don't normally have a problem with fragrance, however, it's probably one of the extracts.

I haven't tried DevaCurl yet, and I'm going to stay away from them after reading this because I have super-sensitive skin. So thank you for being a warning!
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I know I have sensitivity to certain oils, macadamia is just one example, so it is likely one of those is it. I will still compare my products to try and narrow it down. I would like to know for future PJ attacks.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
 
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I can't use DevaCurl products because they make my nose run & eyes itch.
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Rosemary is actually a member of the mint family and mints can be incredibly irritating to the skin. I hate when I see "fragrance free" products for sensitive skin and they're full of mints whose only purpose is add scent and give people that tingly feeling (aka irritation).
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
 
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Now that you mention it, One Condition might have been the reason I got so many large, painful bumps/pimples on my back. I was always super careful to rinse my back before I got out of the shower since I've battled body acne from some time, but during the time I was using OC, the I got bumps worse than usual.

I've since stopped using Deva and haven't had one of those bumps since.
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Now that you mention it, One Condition might have been the reason I got so many large, painful bumps/pimples on my back. I was always super careful to rinse my back before I got out of the shower since I've battled body acne from some time, but during the time I was using OC, the I got bumps worse than usual.

I've since stopped using Deva and haven't had one of those bumps since.
Yep! Neck, scalp, back, the whole nine-yards. If I use anything Deva in the morning, I have the huge, painful bumps. I'm going to start taking my own products with me to the salon. I finally nailed down products that work okay and don't break me out (Elucence MBS & MBC, Batia & Aleeza gel, AG Re:Coil) and if I want to try a new product I just change one at a time to see if my skin can handle it. Lots are a no b/c of the oils, but sometimes I find a winner. Hopefully my stylist won't find it offensive when I tell him to stay away from me with the Deva stuff.
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