Really wanted to love this, as most of the reviews raved about it. Unfortunately, the 'crunch' it leaves in my hair is what has turned me off.
I have 2B shoulder length hair, and though this does add a little extra definition to my wave, and seems to stop the frizz - a major bonus as I live in Singapore - I really have issue with the crunch.
This wasn't too expensive as I bought the 500ml pump bottle for $22 SGD off Ebay, and 1 pump is enough for my hair. I rub it through my hands and then scrunch it through wet hair then leave to air dry.
Have been using it for a month now and I add a half pump of Mixed Chicks Silk Treatment. After it dries completely, I run my fingers through my hair and this removes the crunch but still leaves the definition, so all in all not a bad product. Have uploaded picture above.
3c biracial transitioning hair
I LOVEE THIS ISH!
It's great! i love the definition i get when i use this, it makes my hair shiny and super soft! its consistency is similar to that of gels, however it doesn't leave your hair crunchy or anything! it has shiploads of protein, my hair lovess protein! so if yours does too, this is the product fo u ;P as a leave-in though, i will admit it alone isn't as moisturizing as it should be! meaning that i use this with moisturizing leave-in (kinky curly knot today) and it helps weigh my hair down just the right amount ( i have some 4a's in the kitchen) . it smells like one condition a little bit ( which smells like papaya seeds) .
I really love this product. I hate to see it getting poor reviews due to people misusing it and not understanding what it is. THIS IS NOT A LEAVE IN CONDITIONER. It is not meant to moisturize. It says right on the front "curl boost and volumizer". This is basically a protein packed curl enhancer and volumizer. If you have protein sensitive hair you will hate this. If you're using this as a leave in you'll probably disappointed.
I have fine but dense, porous, wavy hair (I'd say about 2B) and this works wonders. I can use it alone if I just want a bit of curl boost or I can use it with a gel. My favorite way to use it is 3 parts of gel (either Deva Light or Ultra Defining Gel) to 1 part B'Leave In. It leaves me with nice, chunky, soft (once I scrunch out the crunch) waves.
The tube packaging is a bit leaky due to the thin, runny texture. The pump (16.9 oz size) is much better and more user friendly.
If you find this drying out your hair it is likely the protein. Try using a moisturizing leave in underneath (this usually alleviates the issue).
Love this product. Helps manage my curls, and helps keep the shape. I HATE the fact that it is such a small tube, it is expensive, and Ulta never orders much of it (and only in the small tubes), so you can't count on being able to get it when you run out (and you'll run out fast, because the tiny tube doesn't go far). Apparently it comes in a large pump container, but you can only get it online and you have to pay shipping to receive it (at least none of the Ulta stores carry the large pump bottle), so that is really inconvenient and irritating. Great product. Love how it makes my curls look. But, because it is so difficult to find, and pretty pricey for what it is, I can't swear that I'll continue to use it, as I'm always on the hunt for something cheaper....
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.
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)