If you are into "no poo" this is a great "shampoo". If you have been using regular shampoo for a long time, this will require an adjustment time to get good results. I had been using Wen and Sally'[s Hair One for quite a while, so the adjustment to this was very easy. This leaves my long, wavy tangled hair very untangled. Cleans so well I can go for a week if necessary without washing it again. Leaves my hair shiny and soft and detangled. Must use with the "One Condition' for best results.
In my search for the gentlest shampoo for my prescription medication damaged hair, I came across the Devacare line. I ended up with both Devacare Lo Poo and Devacare No Poo shampoos. Both require gentle but thorough friction at the scalp to achieve clean hair. Here's the difference.
Lo Poo has is a clear shampoo with the scent of orange. It builds a touch of lather, yet when it rinses there is no discernible 'squeaky' clean which is what I expected from this low sudsing shampoo. In a day my scalp is quite oily and needs to be washed or hit up with a dry shampoo.
No Poo was a surprise. It is opaque and looks more conditioning. There is no lather. So I expected NO 'squeaky' clean, BUT there was a touch of that squeaky clean you get from traditional shampoos! There is also a minty tingle at the scalp! Surprise!! AND after a day, my scalp is not as oily as with the Lo Poo. So I like it better.
I wonder if the lather of the Lo Poo stimulates the scalp to produce more oil than the zero-suds of No Poo?
I like this a lot. For reference, I have fine, thin, fragile hair -- it's wavy/ loosely curly. Because my hair is so wimpy, I liked the idea of minimizing the damage that happens from washing. My mom laughs at me for using this, but I really think it has improved the condition of my hair. I used it pretty consistently for a year or two, and my hair never looked better, so glossy and healthy. Then I got the "grass is greener" bug and started messing with a bunch of other shampoos -- after 6 months of that, my hair was a dehydrated disaster. I was visiting my parents' house for the past few weeks and found a half-empty bottle I'd left under the sink in the guest bathroom, and started using it again. My hair was grateful -- it already seems much less dry. The smell of the color care line (Devacare) is better, in my opinion, than that of the regular line (Devacurl) -- the Devacare No-poo smells like citrus and mint. I'm not currently coloring my hair, but I see no reason not to use this one. One bit of advice -- get your hair super wet, then apply this to the scalp and around, let it sit for a minute so that the water kinda melds with the no-poo, then scrub around. Otherwise, it can be hard to work it around without pulling a lot on the scalp, and who wants to pull their hair out when they're trying so hard not to damage their hair? It is pretty pricey (which is why I started shopping around for something else), but it is a good product that is kind to your hair.
I heard great things about this shampoo, and fortunately I was not disappointed!
It seems that right now we are all on the sulphate free bandwagon. A lot of people are of the opinion that sulphates can strip the hair, leading to dryness, colour stripping and frizziness.
DevaCare No Poo is sulphate and paraben free. It is an off white creamy colour, smells of sweets and strawberries. The smell may be too sweet for some. Despite this, I was not put off. It says its a no lather shampoo on the bottle but I was able to produce a reasonable lather with this.
Probably a good rinse with this, or two rinses for those who really want to be sure their hair is sufficient. Ok, that might be too much for some but I think for this shampoo it is worth it.
I find after using this, my damaged hair felt more hydrated and softer, I could definately notice the difference. This is compared to all the other shampoos I have tried.
I have not used any other products from this line.
This shampoo is relatively expensive and hard to find. I got mine from Ulta but this was after several repeated visits to discover that this was out of stock. Its also very difficult to get hold of if you live outside the US.
For someone who wants a sulphate free shampoo which is hydrating, especially if they have curly hair, I would say consider this as an option. Don't let the smell deter you, give this a go anyway!
As I say in all Deva-related reviews, this line saved my hair. For reference, it's boticelli with some waves, or 3a that becomes 2b/3a when too long.
I LOVE this NOpoo. After the first use my frizz disappeared and the snarl/tangled mess vanished as well. I use exactly as directed - I put it on my fingers and then massage my scalp like nobody's business.
For those who say it doesn't clean, you need both the NoPoo AND FRICTION! It's your fingers that loosen the dirt/debris/whatevs in your scalp, not just the NoPoo, because there's nothing nasty in the NoPoo to strip your scalp of everything!
Anyway, then I rinse with my head tilted back, so the NoPoo goes through the length of my hair, while continuing to massage my scalp. I don't put any poo through the ends at all!
I've noticed that my hair stays clean. I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week, and no greasies or anything nasty. Maybe for that last day before a wash day, I'll freshen up with Mister Right (I'll post that review soon).
Updated to add: I use the DevaCARE line instead of the DevaCURL line because the curl line smells bad to me (I hate roses), and the care line has a delicious, orange smell. Plus it's better for colored hair!
Absolutely in LOVE with this shampoo and wish I had tried it years ago. I have naturally wavy super frizzy and pouffy textured hair that expands like crazy when air hits it and has made my life so stressful in jsut trying to keep myself looking groomed. I have in the past decade spent gods knows how much trying every shampoo/conditioner/mask/serum/oil/treatment from drugstore to natural to high end just to try to get my hair to semi behave and not make me want to burst into tears styling it. Nothing has ever worked and I have always hand to depend on hot tools to look semi presentable. I was really about to give up completely being so frustrated until someone on teh hair board really urged me to try this. I had seen this line at Ulta for years but just couldnt take yet another product dissapointing me so never tried it. Let just say big mistake. This No Poo is truly what I always wanted the WEN products to be for me, in simply hyhdrating, moisturizing, and balancing your hair and scalp to complete health without weighing down your hair or causing buildup over time. It truly works and for teh first itme in my life I am enjoying my naturally wavy hair. Can't wait until it gets my hair back to complete health. It is worth every penny and not a complete ripoff line Wen is imo considering you can only order online and have to use a billion pumps for it to Who in the worl can afford to keep up with a product like that and for me it only weighed down my hair. I will only ever use the DevaCare No Poo/One Condition/Arc Angel Gel for the rest of my life and feels likeso much weight has been lifted off me in being able to clear out my shower/get rid of my salon size amount of products that had failed me over the years. Why do we always run across what works after we spent so many years and dollars on everything else lol. Cant recommend this line or product more and thats saing something from someone who never thought she could live without lather! :)
I have coarse, curly hair that I relax and BKT every 3-4 months. I go to the gym every other day for 2 hours. I SWEAT when I go to the gym, so washing my hair (not just rinsing) is a must. I've been using sulfate free shampoos but they still stripped too much moisture from my hair.
I had used Deva Low Poo (in the green bottle) before but it left my scalp itchy- must've been a reaction to an ingredient.
On a whim I decided to try the Deva CARE No Poo. I really like it for post gym days. I still need to alternate with shampoo (sulfate free) OR clarify about once a week or so (still working out how often this will have to happen).
The one drawback to this product is that I feel as if I have to use quite a bit to get my scalp really clean. However, the health of my hair is not something I skimp on, so if this product continues to leave my hair soft I will re-buy.
Great for dry curly hair. Leaves my hair feeling more moisturized on days I use this. I only use 2-3 times per week.
My *faboulous* hairdresser tried this on me couple days ago. My hair feel good but my scalp never been so greasy and itchy (I already got some itching problems but THAT made it unbearable). Will give a chance to the low poo next time.
My super-curly, parched and thin hair loves this shampoo. But I noticed a couple of weeks ago my scalp began flaking, almost like I have Psoriasis. (And I never have had *any* kind of scalp problems.) I thought it was me, until I read other reviews on here. I too have tried the massages and working this shampoo through my hair longer. Nothing worked, I still got those gross oily, flakey chunks. I traded the No Poo for the Lo-Poo shampoo, and the Lo-Poo seems to work better for my hair and scalp. (I pair this with the Deva One Conditioner.)