Deva Dryer

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Is the Deva Dryer worth the hype? I'm thinking about getting one because I have fine/thin hair that needs lift at the root, (which I think I can achieve with the dryer), and sometimes when I use my bowl diffuser, my hair sets in an odd shape because that's how it was sitting in the bowl.
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
I got a cut by a deva stylist not too long ago. She said the only thing she would buy from deva is that dryer. She doesn't use the products or anything else of theirs but has the dryer at home and loves it. I am saving for it because its kinda expensive.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I LOVE mine. Love it love it love it. You can read my detailed review here: http://whcreviews.blogspot.com/2013/...dryer.html?m=1

Love it. Not just the hand but the dryer itself is great IMO. MayBe it's because I never had a high end blower before but it's GREAT.
PS. One if the greatest things is I use my Revelon Bowl diffuser on it too and it doesn't pop off like it did on my *Revlon* dryer.
Here are a set of pics on how I use it. I am finding more all the time. Deva dryer - a set on Flickr
Thanks so much for all the pics! I decided that my current saving stash will be going towards a Deva Dryer! Not much further to go!
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
Like I said, maybe all high end dryers are this well designed but curly or straight I'd vote this one.
Now I really want one.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
*sigh*. I bought one today. Could not help myself (I blame Chupie). I walked into Ulta just to look for lipstick, I swear. And there it was. I picked it up, looked at the price, then put it down and walked away. Then did it again. And again. After a while, the sales girls were starting to look worried and I HAD to buy it before they called security. Again, this is all Chupie's fault.

Now that I'm done blaming the innocent for my shopping splurge today.....I had a T3, which recently started getting so hot it singed my hair. I tried replacing it with a Conair Infinity a few weeks ago and that hasn't worked. Its loud, heavy, and my hair takes forever to dry. I know the deva dryer isn't terribly powerful but I'm hoping the diffuser will offset that and do a better job drying the hair near the scalp. I have my fingers crossed and will report back tomorrow.
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2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
*sigh*. I bought one today. Could not help myself (I blame Chupie). I walked into Ulta just to look for lipstick, I swear. And there it was. I picked it up, looked at the price, then put it down and walked away. Then did it again. And again. After a while, the sales girls were starting to look worried and I HAD to buy it before they called security. Again, this is all Chupie's fault.

Now that I'm done blaming the innocent for my shopping splurge today.....I had a T3, which recently started getting so hot it singed my hair. I tried replacing it with a Conair Infinity a few weeks ago and that hasn't worked. Its loud, heavy, and my hair takes forever to dry. I know the deva dryer isn't terribly powerful but I'm hoping the diffuser will offset that and do a better job drying the hair near the scalp. I have my fingers crossed and will report back tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Weathercurl

Yes, do report back!!
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
When you go in with the hand at the top of your head to create root volume, does it break up your clumps and cause a bit of frizz?
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels
Hmm I don't have a problem. The main thing is use it like a pixie diffuse up there. Position then switch on. Turn off to remove. And DON'T Move it around. Give it time. I hold it in place 1 to two min. Also I switch out to bowl diffuser for length and go back to it to touch up root scalp area and do the palm out thing on length after curls are set by bowl diffuse. I think you'll just have to experiment to see how it works best for you. But stillness is key. You can great root volume from it though.
Weather I'm excited to see what you think. In hope I didn't lead you wrong. I love it.
My hair dries slow on the length but roots really don't take as much. And I only use it on low heat low speed. I don't find it necessary to use high anything. I wouldn't use high.
No worries, Chupie. You did a really good review. I happened to read it in the morning right before I went out shopping. I wasn't planning on going to Ulta or buying a blowdryer and just wandered in there while I was out and about. They had 2 deva dryers in the Deva product section, which I've never seen before. It was just one of those random things and I (eventually) decided to try it out. I really did pick it up and put it down 3-4 times before finally deciding to bite the bullet.

I tried it this morning but was running late so didn't get a lot of time to play with it. I think I'll really like it but there is definitely a learning curve. I have below shoulder length hair and found it awkward doing the whole length. A bowl diffuser is easier to use to cup the length from roots to end. However, the devafuser works great on the roots and mt hair dried faster even though I spent less time diffusing. I could SOTC within about an hour and a half rather than having to wait 2 - 3 hours. This is important to me as i like to wash my hair in the morning but need to be presentable for court by 8 am. I need to practice a bit more to give it a fair eval so I may do a longer report in a few days. However, I can tell others that so far I can't see anything that needs to be added to what you've already said. You did a great summary.

Almost forgot - someone asked me if I used a curling iron on my hair because I had a head full of s-shaped waves and spirals today. That happens once in a while but it's hit or miss. Still, a promising start....
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)
Great!! Yes I think it's a learning curve. Don't deny yourself the bowl. If you don't have one pick up a Revlon bowl diffuser at Ulta (10$). I use both attachments on my Deva dryer.
When you go in with the hand at the top of your head to create root volume, does it break up your clumps and cause a bit of frizz?
Originally Posted by stefflg79
For me, it created a lot of frizz. My hair does not like to be touched by the dryer. In hindsight, I should have kept the dryer and just used it without the "hand" diffuser. I sold it on the swap board and bought an FHI Nano--which I love.

I have a cheap dryer at my vacation home. I only diffuse for a short period of time, but there is a BIG difference between the cheap dryer and the professional dryer.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I wondered about that Kathy!
I had time to properly test my new dryer yesterday. I have to say I was very skeptical about this as it looks pretty gimmicky. However, I am really pleased with this thing and quiet impressed with the design of both the dryer and the diffuser. This time I used my old bowl diffuser first to partially dry the ends and length, then popped on the deva diffuser to get the roots and nape, etc. My hair turned out great - may have been my best hair day so far. The length had good curl and I had good volume at the roots. My hair was completely dry at least an hour faster than it normally is when i use gel. (I count the minutes until i can SOTC - hate the wet look). I often have to put a few clips in at the crown and I didn't need to bother at all after using the deva diffuser. The temp and air flow seem to be just right and the dryer is light and reasonably quiet. I particularly like the longer than average cord. All in all it's a very functional dryer. It's expensive but it feels like its well made and will hold up over time. I think this is a good option for those of us who have to work at getting root lift. If that's not your issue, then any good quality blow dryer would be fine and I'd shop for a good sale. But this worked great for me and I am very pleased.
2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

Current rotation:
cowash= TN
AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
DT = Coconut oil (love)

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