My good friend Kasey has uber-curly, beautiful hair. When I asked her what she considered to be her go-to products, she didn't even hesitate a moment and screamed "DevaCurl!" She gushed and gushed and finally I suggested she put some pen to paper to share her experience for all those curly-haired PWs readers out there. Here you go, folks, a first-hand account from the curliest chick I know!
In the past, I have been a bit of a commitmentphobe when it comes to hair products. Two pumps into any new bottle of gel, shampoo, conditioner or mousse and I would already be thinking about the next bigger and better thing I was going to buy. To be fair, this phobia to commit to products is partially hereditary. However, the main reason is due to the fact that I have incredibly thick curly hair which pretty much has been the bane of my existence since about the age of six, when I came to the sad realization that my hair was never going to feather (sigh…). So for the past thirty years, I have been in search of a product that would give some control and definition to the mass of curls I have residing upon my head.Introducing DevaCurl, a "complete collection of hair products specifically developed for a healthy, frizz free, easy to manage curly hair lifestyle." I nabbed that quote from the company's website because it is completely true (or at least it is for me). I pretty much use the entire line: shampoo, conditioner, gels and several other miscellaneous items like sprays that re-fresh your curls. The shampoos and conditioners are low to no lather and sulfate free, which means you can use them every day without drying out your hair or stripping your hair color. The gel is light and has a pleasant scent, but you can't skimp on quantity. You need to use a fair amount of it to get results. Also, the company recommends a particular way of using the products, which at first seems like it won't matter, but they know what they're talking about and following their guidelines makes a big difference. I won't go into the whole procedure right now, since it is a little involved, but I do recommend if you're interested in the products going to a salon and having someone familiar with the products explain how to use them. On a side note, the products are reasonably priced, with the shampoos and conditioners running around $20 for a decent sized bottle. If I had any complaints about DevaCurl it would be that I wish there was a little more variety in terms of scents. I really like DevaCurl and think if you have challenging curly hair you should give it a try.