Thank you ladies for your encouraging words and suggestions. Auburn- Luvin the hair!
I think I need to come to terms with the fact that my Pre-straightner- wash and go routine is over. At least until all this fried-straightened mess is gone.
Today I dedicated more time to my hair and it looks decent. I also figured out which Devacurl product just doesn't work for me. I didn't use BeeLeave In and my hair looks much better. I even got a few compliments at work today.
Anyway, I wanted to share my thoughts on DevaCurl after trying it. Not all products work the same for everyone but my opinion may help, so here goes.....
No Poo- I like the way it makes my scalp tingle and I like that it leaves my hair soft.
One Conditioner- It's good. But I don't think that it's that much better than a Herbal Essences or Garnier Fructice.
BeeLeave In- Not for me. Made my hair feel rough, dry and killed my curl definition.
Set It free- Love it! Smells great and made my hair shiny and soft. BUT- I only discovered this by using it before the Angell gel and not after like it is recommended on the bottle. Go figure!
Angell Gel- It's ok. My hair needs a bit more weight and hold though. It gets me through one day. Next day I have to rewet, condition and use it again. Unlike with other products that I would get two or three days without rewetting or washing.
Overall I rate DevaCurl 3 out of 5 stars. Personally, I think I'm better off with less espensive products that work pretty much just the same or a bit better. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind spending the money if a products really works. I just don't feel I got my money's worth with DevaCurl. So, I'm running out of the Devacurl....what should I pick up next????