I mix B'Leave-In 50/50 with DevaCurl's Light Control Gel (aka AnGel) and put this cocktail on my wet hair after cleansing with Low Poo & One Condition. I think the B'Leave-In helps to attract and hold moisture, so this is great for my curls during the colder, dryer months. continued >>
I didn't like this product until after I went to see a stylist who is listed as a DevaCurl stylist. (Check their website, mydevacurl.com - if you're interested in seeing if there is a specialist in your area. I was stunned that Scott invited me to visit his salon at no charge just for a consultation and advice about using DevaCurl products.) Anyway, he recommended using the B'Leave-In in conjunction with the Styling Cream and the Volumizing Foam. What a difference! I love my hair! I've never said that before and I'm 50 years old.. I have fine wavy/botticelli curls. What he told me is that the B'Leave-In condiitions and then the Syling Cream seals the hair cuticle. My hair was limp just using the B'Leave In. So, my "cocktail" of products is: No Poo, One Condition (rinsed out), B'Leave In, Styling Cream, Volumizing Foam, and AnGel. And I use paper towels on my hair - no cloth - and just enough so it's not dripping when I apply products. And I don't touch my hair until it has dried completely. Once it's dried, I crunch my hair, and I have these lovely soft, bouncy, defined curls. And it feels soft, too! I wash my hair once every 2 or 3 days, depending on my activities. Other days, I refresh it with water mixed with a little - very little - Re-Mister, the B-Leave In, the Styling Cream, the Foam. Mostly the products are reactivated with the water. And then a little AnGel. I have received so many compliments on my hair. For me, it was trial and error. I tried different combinations, different amounts of product, different sequence of products until I found what worked for me.
B'Leave In gives me great frizz-free curl formation. I think of it more as a volumizer/booster rather than a creamy leave-in conditioner. The key to using this product is to apply it to sopping wet hair, and scrunching it into your hair. It can be mixed in with AnGEL gel. The entire point of all DevaCurl products is to keep moisture locked into your hair, so they work best when used on soaking wet hair.
The scent is okay, I didn't find it offensive. But I hate the packaging for the smaller, tube-type packaging as it cannot be recycled in my community. Because of that, my next B'Leave In purchase will be their large bottle.
This is a staple in my hair routine. It does not leave any buildup and it makes my hair shiny without being greasy or looking dirty. It works well with the other products from Deva and with products from other lines as well. I like to use this after my leave-in and before using ArcAngel.
This one does nothing to my dry hair. In fact I think it tangles my hair even more with it. It was a waste of money to me. I like the no poo but unfortunately this one doesn't work for me. I used up the rest as shaving gel...LOL
I have "protein sensitive" hair, and this leave-in style contains protein, so it's not something I use regularly. However, all hair needs protein boots now and then, and this gel is great for nutrition as well as moisture. My curls like to bunch together, but when I use B'Leave-in, they actually separate more, and look more defined. B'Leave In makes my spirals stay in corkscrew shape, so, when I want this look, I use B'Leave-In. When needed for extra moisture and protein, after I Co-Wash with One Condition, I apply B'Leave In before any styling products. I am very pleased with the results this gives, and I'm impressed with the soft, frizz-free curls it helps to enhance. I don't know if I'll repurchase this, because my hair definitely responds better to a mixture of One Condition diluted in water in a spray bottle. Ingredients of B'Leave-in: Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Peptide, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Parfum)
Product works okay, but is expensive and a bit drying to my hair. I really haven't figured out the purpose of this product in my daily routine - so after it's gone... it's gone.
I didn't care for this at all. It has a gel like consitency and doesn't really give me any moisture or frizz control and I noticed when i would brush it through my hair I would get some white build up on my brush. I really like some of devacurl's other products. However this is a waste of money for my hair. Which is a fine tight curl (think shirely temple).
So good. There are a couple times I skip conditioning after shampooing so that I can use this. It's great on my wavy hair and really helps the curls out.
This stuff is a huge asset in the summer, when humidity totally frizzes my hair. I slop some of this on wet hair, add the Devacurl AnGell, and am done for a couple days. It weighs everything down enough for chunky curls that don't even care about rain. I have super-thick, coarse, wiry hair, so this might be too much for finer or oilier hair. And when the air dries out and the heat comes on, put this away until late spring -- it just dulled my winter hair and left it limp. Best for summer!