Jan 10, 2012 - I have been using this for about 8 weeks along with Lo Poo - I am a 2b/2c, and I have combination curls - so anything that works for the top (ie isn't too much) as well as the rest (needs lots of moisture) is good. I will say that using it as a leave in didn't work for me, though at my curly hair salon they do it and after the style it (which includes an hour under their dryers) looks great. Clearly it is a technique problem with me. However, it seems to be doing a great job moisturizing my hair (I wash every day but also condition every day). I have to be careful not to use too much, or it leaves my hair flat. Also - my stylist had told me to work it through the hair by hand and individual section - I found that left my hair flat. However, what I do is apply abouta palmful and then put it in the top half of my hair (not near the scalp). I then shave, and then rinse via the cupped hand method. I like it - enjoy the smell as well.
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Jan 10, 2012 - I am a 2b/2c (in Deva land I am an S Wave with some corkscrew curls in the back) - heck I have a little bit of everything going on, likely because I have grey coming in. Top of my hair is flatter wavier, sides and back curly. So that means I strike a delicate balance between enough moisture on the sides/back and not too much on top, or it will lay flat. I have been using this shampoo for about 8 weeks, and really like it. Some information points: -> I have my hair colored, and I think it does a very good job of preserving color. -> I follow the Deva Curly Girl handbook in terms of how to use the shampoo - I wash every day (I can't seem to get the 2 day washing to work, that everyone else can - makes me look like a muppet, even though I don't have greasy hair), but I use a SMALL amount, about the size of a quarter. I apply it to the pads of my fingers, and work it through my scalp. Then I scrunch a bit all over, and rinse it out by cupping my hands. -> I does not seem to be overydrying when I do it that way, and I wash every day A bottle of this stuff used as I do, will last forever. I am only a 1/4 of the way through the first bottle I bought, and it has been 8 weeks. Meanwhile the One conditioner I blow through pretty quickly. I recommend this - I like the scent (It seems to smell like St. Joseph's children's aspirin - if you can remember that smell). Citrusy. Works well. Sticking with it.
Jan 10, 2012 - OK - so I use all Deva products, and have good results with "Lo Poo" Shampoo, Deva One Car Conditioner, ArcAngel gel, and the Frizz Free volumizing foam. I just started using these products about 8 weeks ago, so I got a little ahead of myself and bought the Set Up and Above since my hair has been doing so well. I am not pleased at all with it - it seems like too little does nothing, too much makes you look greasy. As I look above, I see it is highly rated for 3a's and I am more of a wavy girl with curly on the sides and in the back (ie somewhere in the 2's), and soft wave on the top. That could be it - or I am not using it right. But I am really not pleased with it at all. I would try it before buying it if I were you.
hoppyrules's Latest Salon Reviews
Jan 10, 2012 - After more than 3 visits to the salon, I think I have a pretty fair assessment... Overall, I like the vibe in there - everyone is a curly head or curly head supporter that works there. Very good customer service. They do carry the Deva brand, so if you are fan that is a good thing. Salon is spotlessly clean and has a great magazine selection. They don't overly push selling the products. Location - northern part of Rockville pike, which is traffic hell but I go on Saturdays to minimize the impact. My first appointment was my best - Raena was very patient and supportive, listened to my concerns, and walked me through the process. I will say when I went in I had very good color that I had done at another salon and was quite happy with at the time (I used to get compliments, if that is an indication). The cut was the problem, since the stylist I had been seeing was not curly aware and would hack and create layers using thinning shears. For those of you that haven't done it, the Deva method can be a bit daunting at first to get right. I will say that very few stylists are good at color and cut in my experience. If you have resistant greys, curly hair and are a brunette, better to go to a colorist who can work through it with you. So, overall pretty pleased - also, I like that the salon makes a point to get involved with charity work.