I LOVE this conditioner. This is the only conditioner that I have used that I can actually work my fingers through the back of my hair when wet. I use it as a leave in (pea size), and as a mask. Also it is silicone free which means it will not weigh your hair down, or prevent color from penetrating your hair.
I love this conditioner! I have a very sensitive scalp that is prone to eczema so finding hair products is very difficult. I use this with the no poo shampoo and together they work very well. I like that you can use this as a leave in as well. I will continue to use and repurchase this.
I liked it. I have wavy dry hair and this was a good general moisturizer. It also made my hair noticeably curlier, and effect which lasted even when I stopped using it and switched to a cheaper conditioner. If you're looking for something to condition curls, this is perfect. The only downside is that it's kind of pricey.
This product is a real winner. I have thicker hair which is straight. I conditioner has a good scent to it, and does a great job in making my hair feel really glean. Price is reasonable and I will definitely use it again.
I love this conditioner! It untangles all the knots in my curly hair so easily. I have never used a conditioner this good before. And believe me I have tried basically everything from cheap to expensive. This does not weigh my curls down with silicones or dry it out with sulfates. After I shower I use a very small amount as a leave in conditioner. I just flip my head over and scrunch the product into my hair, which makes it super soft before styling with devacurl AnGEL. More people should use this conditioner because it really works and doesn't just sit on top of your hair weighing it down like other conditioners, but actually moisturizes it.
The only thing that works on my porous 3b hair! I have been using this conditioner for a couple years now, and I buy the giant pump sizes at Ulta. Sure, it is a bit pricey, but a bottle lasts for a long time, especially since I dont wash my hair every day. It doesn't define my curls by itself, so I use a couple more Deva products after (Mister Right, Set it Free, Styling Cream) to get really good curls that last for 2-3 days. It does make my hair at the crown a bit flat, but I think that might just be the weight of the hair itself, not necessarily the product. I don't know what I would do without it!
I think One Condition smells like chalky sweet tarts mixed with synthetic citrus. I think it's supposed to smell spa-like, but not to my nose.
I like how it detangles, adds shine and defines my curls. I hate how heavy my hair is when I use it; it's weighed down at the roots and makes it impossible for me to wear my hair completely down. I end up clipping the front pieces to give myself some height. I feel like pancake head when I use this.
I feel like the company knows this happens, which is why they recommend you buy their $300 glove shaped dryer thing, or invest in their $300 haircut.
But - every time I quit using it, I remember the shine and curl it gave me and go back to it again.
I know there are other products out there and I spent some serious time reading curly hair sites and forums - but I got freaked out by the cult-like vibe and gave up searching.
I've tried many conditioners aimed specifically at curly haired consumers since around 2003 and this is one I keep coming back to that I know works. I like to try new stuff like everybody else for the fun of it and because I like the "hunt" but it says a lot that after a while, I will miss this one and come back to it. It is a silicone free conditioner that helps produce nice ringlets in combination with a few other products and curly hair tricks/tools. As with most things, it matters how you combine and use your products that result in a great effect. Conditioner alone isn't going to give you perfect curls - it's a big piece of the puzzle though. Devachan makes a great light weight gel also.
Scent: I'm not the biggest fan of the licorice-like scent of the scent, but my boyfriend likes it, so it's just personal preference. I prefer the scent of DevaCare's One Condition, which is a tad citrus-y. My stylist (specializing in super curly hair) recommended DevaCare's conditioner when I mentioned the minor scent issue. She said they would work about the same and that has indeed been my experience, having used each for 6 months. So that's an option if scent is your only deterrent. DevaCare is supposed to be a bit more moisturizing, and that's fine for my dry, tight curls, but it might weigh down a looser curl more than DevaCurl. Also, I live in a fairly dry cold/dry hot climate, so humidity doesn't factor into my hair as much.
I finger comb it through my 3c hair until the tangles are gone, and rinse, say, 2/3 of it out. It leaves my hair fairly soft and healthy, and DevaCurl AnGEL finishes it off nicely.
And I love that it's silicone, sulphate, and paraben free.
I just starting using the DevaCurl One Conditioner. I use it after I shampoo with Lo-Poo and then I use some as a leave-in conditioner. I really like the way it leaves my hair--not greasy or heavy. My curls are soft and hardly have any frizz. I want to try the mouse to add some to the top curls.