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Old 06-10-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
 
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I just received this and used it today. I figured it was a good way to sort through all the Deva products and see what works for me and what doesn't.

I thought the DVD was hilarious! It was also interesting for me to see the demonstrations (and that guy is gorgeous!!! Who is THAT? LOL.) and how to actually put the stuff through the hair, etc. Much simpler than all the things I have been concerned about.

I had tried the One Condition earlier, just on it's own, so I was curious to try the other stuff.

I LOVE the smell of the NoPoo! It was a bit weird to use at first because it does not lather at all. Since my hair is very dry at the moment (I have the hardest water in the WORLD, it calcifys everything, and I am exposed to a lot of sun at work and one guy keeps a fan blowing all day -- perfect for dried out frizzy hair!) it really liked this although I can see it might be a bit heavy after a while and I may try the LoPoo instead.

I also really liked the Set it Free. The AnGell I can't really tell about -- I don't know if it's actually doing anything or not, but my hair seems soft and shiny and not dried out. I wanted to try B'lieve In since my hair is fine but that wasn't in the pack, so I used a little One Condtion as leave in instead.

I also like the clips -- they get stuck less in my hair than the claw clips I'd been using, and the DVD shows how to put them in as well so that was simplified too.

So, so far, so good. I know mileage may vary but it solved 3 problems for me: a sort of setting spray that wouldn't make my hair sticky, dry or frizzy; a shampoo that wouldn't dry it out; and a gel that wouldn't take forever to dry (my hair dried in about an hour, miraculous for me) or cause dryness and frizz. That is a pretty good price for sampling so many products, but I would really like some feedback on B'lieve In. Is anybody using that?



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Old 06-10-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
 
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I hated B'Leave-In, it left my hair feeling dry and my ends gross. I much prefer to leave in some One Condition or to use Garnier Fructis Curl & Shine Leave-In.

Otherwise, glad you're liking the products so far! Deva stuff is my favorite.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
 
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I tried Bleave-in in the winter and it was sorta weird. It seemed to reduce volume which doesn't work for me. Will try again in the hot weather and use it with Set it Free (which makes everything better ). I love the travel kit too but haven't yet watched the DVD.
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I guess that's one for and one against the B'lieve in -- I'm just using Set It Free this morning for 2nd day hair (which I haven't had in a long time!) It smells like it has some lavender in it. I really like this stuff.

How does set it Free compare to Mist-er-Right? is it the same stuff but stronger?
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I guess that's one for and one against the B'lieve in -- I'm just using Set It Free this morning for 2nd day hair (which I haven't had in a long time!) It smells like it has some lavender in it. I really like this stuff.

How does set it Free compare to Mist-er-Right? is it the same stuff but stronger?
Totally different. Mist-er Right is watery. I use it as a hair wetter for "wet on dry" individual curl touchups, mixed with a little Confident coils. Set it free is waxier, doesn't wet my hair but tends to plump up the curl that's there. I also use it as a leave-in after washing, beneath gel.
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How does set it Free compare to Mist-er-Right? is it the same stuff but stronger?
Totally different.
Yup. Mister Right is more of a curl refresher, whereas SIF is like a setting spray. Have you ever used Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling Spray? Mister Right is more like that (but not as good IMO). Mister Right is watery and SIF is creamy.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
 
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I bought the trial pack at a curly girl party in Houston last month. I had tried the AnGell previously but could never get it to work for me. I also sold my SIF not too long ago because although I loved the scent, I couldn't get it to work either.

But, I've had much better luck using the AnGell with the NoPoo and OneC this time around. So, I like all those and even though SIF still doesn't work well, I put a spritz or 3 when my hair is dry just because I love the scent .

I also bought the B'Leave-In and really like it. It can almost be used as a gel on it's own. Even with some OneC left in my hair, it does have a dry feeling when I put it in. But once it's in, it does fine.

Love the clips, also. I had bought my mom a sample pack as well and she gave me her clips as she's got very short curly hair and doesn't need them.

Oh, and I was so glad the DVD came in the pack! They showed it at the party and it was a riot!
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How does set it Free compare to Mist-er-Right? is it the same stuff but stronger?
Totally different.
Yup. Mister Right is more of a curl refresher, whereas SIF is like a setting spray. Have you ever used Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling Spray? Mister Right is more like that (but not as good IMO). Mister Right is watery and SIF is creamy.
No I haven't tried jessiecurl yet. I get what you're saying about Mister Right vs SIF though...
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