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Jan 24

gardencurls's Latest Product Reviews

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle

Aug 15, 2014 - Add me to the Wish It Worked For Me List. I love the ingredients, and for several hours I really like this in my hair. Eventually my hair seems to reject this jelly and it sort of regurgitates it. My hair feels soft and nice initially, but it gets sticky and clumpy in about six hours. No matter how much I use this can't handle the frizz, and it ultimately doesn't have enough weight for the definition I want. Sadly, I think I have the kind of hair that gave birth to the invention of PVP in haircare. As much as I would like to think I could squeeze perfect ingredients from the plants in my garden, my hair is the epitome of what inspires chemists to be innovative with formulations. Perhaps this jelly is not suitable for low porosity hair.

DevaCurl No-Comb Detangling Spray

Aug 09, 2014 - This is a fantastic detangler. I can spray it on wet or dry hair, and my hair separates easily. This has helped me to remove knots that in the past I would have cut out. It's removed knots that even my KCKT couldn't dislodge. While No-Comb is wet, it makes my hair feel silky and soft, but when the product completely dries, my hair, especially the ends, are like straw! Now when I use it, I rinse it out after my tangles are gone. I've tried using this as a leave-in, but, again, for some reason it's drying, and also it can leave a sticky residue (think Set It Free). This detangler has the same wonderful lemon-limeade scent that's in One Condition and Set It Free. It's such a refreshing change from the scents of coconut and shea in everything.

DevaCurl Dryer and DevaFuser

Aug 07, 2014 - 3b/c, coarse, low porosity. My hair is shoulder-length when it's wet, but it eventually dries into a chin-length bob. Even though my hair is short it takes hours to dry, and the DevaDryer helps it dry SO much faster. It does what other diffusers never did: it gets to my roots without frying the rest of my hair. It's a weird looking contraption, but it's truly ingenious.. I've never come across any other dryer that works this way for elongating and defining my curls. I can't get over how soft and frizzless my hair looks and feels when I use this. I can dry my hair 50%-70% with the dryer, and the rest of my hair will dry in about 2 hours! I think this dryer may have been redesigned since some of these reviews were written, particularly the ones that say this dryer is "long" or "heavy". It is a tiny dryer, at least in comparison to the last few dryer/diffusers I've owned, and it definitely weighs a lot less than any other diffuser-dryer I've used. It's also much quieter than any of my other dryers. Instead of feeling like I'm standing in a 70MPH blast furnace, this dryer is soothing. It gently separates my curl strands, and it allows them to fall into their shape. An interesting thing I've noticed is that my DevaCare ArcanGEL works incredibly well with this diffuser. There's very little gel cast to crunch, so my hair is much less frizzed.