|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
HIGHLIGHTED WAVY BLONDE HAIR.
this product made my hair fall out in clumps after the third wash i now have obvious areas where waves are only 4 inches long. i had no frizz with this product but the texture of my hair is like straw and its just not worth the messy layers i now have.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this shampoo in my regular rotation of products. Really does a nice job of getting rid of build-up but doesn't leave hair feeling stripped of all its moisture. My curls always feel wonderfully soft and look fabulous.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have wavy hair that tends to be oily at the scalp, but dry at the ends (especially since I like to straighten my hair).
I wanted to move to a sulfate free, more "natural" shampoo and also something to moisturize my curls (sometimes I like to go curly). I decided to try this. BLAH.
Lets do positives first:
My hair was hydrated and my curls were crazy nice. Which is why it got 2 lippies.
the SMELL. OMG horrible. I hated it
It was so thin, that I had to use a TON to get any on my scalp.
After about 2 weeks of every other day use, the product buildup was so bad that my scalp was itchy and I had flakes. Gross.
My hair just felt awful.
I will not be rebuying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
OK, when the SA at Green Apple told me that I would love this shampoo, I trusted her judgement. She then said I should use the devacurl towl with it as well. I also purchased the hair spray gel as I don't like a crusty curl look from thick gel. Soft and full is what I was going for.
So that evening I had done some reading here and had almost convinced myself I was going to hate this line and I should not have waisted my money and I totally had got a non-stellar product. But I used the shampoo anyways (without even conditioner as it usually weighs me down), I was shocked, my curls were amazing. I normally have wavy spiral curls, not botcelli style but a bit looser and they are done by the end of the day. I have fine hair but a lot of it and I usually get greasy during the day having combination oily foreheadd.
So back to my first day using it, my curls looked awesome and the towel was the coolest thing I have ever used. When I came out of the shower I even brushed my hair straight but that towel made the curls unbelievable. I have now boughten the foam mouse and the mist-er which I LOVE the smell.
I was also worried that the shampoo would not clean my hair enough and would not protect my color. I still wash my hair everyday but am very impressed with how full it is (even though i'm due for a long awaited haircut and my hair has been weighing me down up to using this). I can't imagine what will happen once I get my haircut.
I'm going to try the condition and the gel as they are part of the 3 part system. When I saw them I assumed it would be a crusty gel but now that the shampoo has really suprised me, without tons of suds, I'm going to try the gel.
I have tried using Pureology (which weighs me down) and Aveda (which can't compare for curls to this). My next thing is, I'm going to use the shampoo and do my 50s style bob, if my hair is great, even though not in spirals I will give this a 10!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have Botticelli-type, fine curly hair and I cannot use this product at all. It isn't moisturizing enough for my hair. It removes product very well, and that's the only time I will use it, if I've overdone it with a styling product. I have to use a ton of One Condition conditioner after I use Low Poo. No Poo is a much better product for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
DevaCurl Low Poo produces ok hair (when I try a shampoo...all other aspects of my routine stay the same from conditioner to stylers to method of drying). But over a few days of continued use, I noticed my scalp getting very itchy and almost hurting (like I pulled my hair too tight)...it literally feels like my "hair hurts".
Needless to say, I am stopping use right now. Apparently I am one of those people who is just not destined to be a DevaCurl user.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been on the nopoo adventure for the past several months, and I am honestly still trying to figure out my regular routine. I have very fine, fragile wavy/curly hair. My hair is really odd because the more sebum it gets in it, the straighter it becomes. If I am washing my hair every day or every other day, I can use the Devacurl No-poo. If I am waiting two days (my preference), I use the low-poo, as I feel it clears my hair of more of my natural oils. My hair is very fine, and I blowdry it with a diffuser and I also use volumizing mousse, because when I air dry these days, my hair tends to look rather stringy and dull. This is not the look I'm going for. If you are trying to stretch out the time between when you wet your hair, I would recommend this shampoo. If you plan to wash and style your hair everyday, then the no-poo is more gentle and a better bet. My hair is so delicate, I'm trying to go as long as possible without wetting/blowdrying my hair, because I know it leads to breakage and I'm desperately trying to grow my hair out. I recently did the big chop, and my hair is now in a very short (to my chin) curly/wavy bob. Volume is an issue, so I am trying different things.
My most recent method is to wash my scalp in the shower for a minute, get a dime's worth of low-poo on my hands, rub my hand together to emulsify the low-poo, scrub my scalp for 1- minute, then wash out for 1- minute. I add a quarter's worth of 1 Condition and gently comb it through my hair, then wash it out. I then add mousse to my hair and gently blowdry it using my fingers and a diffuser. I can make my hair very curly, but it doesn't look very good; it looks thin and stringy. Making it wavy seems to be my best bet. I can get away (barely) with washing it every two days without looking ridiculous. I hope this is helpful to other no-poo fine curlies out there. It has been an ongoing experiment, but I have made TONS of headway. My bad hair days now are better than my best hair days a few months ago :)
UPDATE: My hair really doesn't like Coco Betain; it dries my hair out more than Sulphates. I have stopped using this shampoo because it really dries out my ends.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this recommended shampoo, but it didn't make my hair look or feel good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My hair is longish down to my bra strap and mostly straight, except for the bottom half of the back of my head (does that even make sense?), which has an annoying, uneven wave. I have moderate issues with frizz; it's something that I like to keep under control but it isn't so much of a problem that it keeps me up at night.
I first heard about DevaCurl products almost seven years ago. Some girls on another forum I frequent were raving about it, and I was quite curious. There I learned that though it seems like the company targets curly girls, the products work well with any texture. I was impressed with the reviews and before/after shots, and I was also impressed by the ingredients: natural stuff with no icky sulfates. I don't want to wash my hair with the same kind of crap I use to clean my floors! Anyway, I was a bit skeptical about the price, but I decided to give it a go and ordered the Low Poo and One Condition.
Before I began using Low Poo, I had MAJOR issues with greasy scalp, which would start to become oily only 20 hours after washing. It got to the point that if I didn't wash my hair daily, it was a greasy mess. My hair itself, on the other hand, was dry and lifeless because of the daily shampooing. It was a sad state of affairs. I had read that Low Poo would help with the greasy scalp and that eventually, my hair would adjust and wouldn't get greasy so quickly. I was skeptical, but gave it a shot. After a couple months of use, I could go two days without washing. Today I wash twice per week and my hair feels so much more healthy.
For me, the true test of a product is not necessarily how your hair looks when you're using it, but how it changes when you stop. It's easy for me to get caught up in the hype and fall in love with a product just because I feel like I'm supposed to. I guess that sounds kind of silly, but it's definitely something I noticed about myself. Anyway, I used this product religiously for a couple years, and it worked beautifully. My hair felt smoother, healthier and shinier and I was getting loads of compliments on it left and right. Eventually, I fell off the wagon and started looking for other sulfate-free products, and I experimented for awhile. Unhappy with the results, I eventually returned to the Low Poo after a couple years away from it. I could not believe what a difference it made! I had forgotten how amazing the product was and how it kept my hair smooth and strong and how it helped fight greasy scalp.
COST: It's expensive, yes. However, I find that it is very cost effective because I am not washing my hair every day anymore. Now that I'm only washing my hair 2x per week, I can afford to spend more on quality products.
USAGE: It took me a little while to get used to using this product. Unlike most shampoos, Low Poo does not really have any sudsing agents. Many companies add these ingredients to their shampoos because there's something about the bubbles that makes it "feel" like the product is cleaning. It does takes awhile to adjust to the lack of suds. Also, because there aren't a lot of harsh chemicals that "clean" (or strip your hair of healthy, natural oils), this product requires more elbow grease. I typically spend a good three minutes scrubbing my scalp. I don't rub really hard and I never use my nails. I use a fair amount of pressure and move my finger tips in circular motions all over my scalp. My arms get tired, but it works. In my experience, you won't see results if you just lightly rub your head for twenty seconds and then rinse.
CONDITIONER: I have tried other products, but I feel that Low Poo works best with DevaCurl's One Condition.
OVERALL: A+! This is my HG, can't-live-without-it shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Blue
I love the scent of this product. Looked forward to using it in the shower. I thought it cleansed well and much better than the No-Poo without drying my hair out. I would purchase this again, but I am trying different things for now. May be coming back to this one day! Wish it was not as expensive.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Leaves your hair very soft with a nice, fresh, natural scent. Does not strip color.I use this once or twice a week and NoPoo the other days. A real find for curly, coarse, dry hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My hair: natural very wavy/loosely curled. For ages I've been completely against shampoo without sulfates, since my first attempt was with some sort of Burt's Bees variety that left my hair greasy and stringy.
However, I was recently converted. My friend, a hairstylist, told me I've been doing it wrong. While normal shampoos use harsh chemicals to clean hair, chemicals that don't require much more than a light application to strip the hair of all dirt, shampoo without these sulfates needs more agitation. You can't just let it sit there and expect it to do all the work. You need elbow grease, really working it in with your fingertips (not nails!) like a robust head massage. Since learning that, my hair has never been softer, shinier, frizz free, and manageable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Hate, hate, hated this shampoo.
I can't believe how incredibly drying this supposedly "gentle" shampoo, supposedly created for curls like mine, wound up being. I haven't had hair this dry since the years when I had bleached out highlights and flat ironed every day. Curly girls, this type of harsh cleansing is exactly what you should be avoiding! It's a crime against curls that this product even exists.
UPDATE 8/27: Because this is sitting in my shower I keep feeling guilty at the waste and giving it another shot once in a while. Nope, it really is just as awful as I thought at first, and strips the heck out of haircolor. Have found Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner, which is a super gentle cleanser with coco-betaine in it. It's what I thought Low Poo would be like and I highly recommend checking it out. Your curls will thank you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I was looking for a sulfate-free shampoo that would be good for my colour-treated, wavy hair when I found DevaCurl. The low poo cleanser is super gentle, with very little sudsing. It does not seem to generate enough lather to completely rid my hair of excess product build-up. But on most days, when I'm just using a lightweight gel or frizz reducer, it is just enough. It has a light, green scent. My colour hasn't faded terribly with use and my hair feels conditioned and frizz is about the same.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like that this is sulfate free but it is a bit pricey. I haven't really noticed a difference with my curls but I do like that it foams and my hair feels really clean.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this shampoo! I love the whole system actually. I have naturally curly/wavy hair that I could never quite get under control. I finally decided to visit a stylist who specializes in curls, and she turned me on to the deva brand. I use this in combination with the one condition and arc-angell. I also use phytojoba shampoo once every couple of weeks as a clarifying shampoo, since I do notice that I get build-up and residue.
When my hair was short I didn't need any other products to control the frizz-I was getting perfectly shaped, defined curls every time that lasted for a few days. Now that it's longer though I find that I do need a little creme or something to get those last little fuzzies that seem to always frame my head in the morning. I love the smell-I think it bothers some people because it is strong, but to me it smells fruity but in a luxurious way, like a fancy salon rather than Bath and Body works.
I don't think it's that expensive, but it isn't cheap either, but I do notice that I don't have to wash my hair as often on this system. Maybe once every three days or so.
Some cons: I think this does need to be used as part of the whole deva system with the conditioner and the gel. It is super gentle and won't strip your hair, but I don't think you can get defined curls using this alone. Maybe if you have very damaged hair it would help, but you might not see any difference. Also, since it's sulfate free, it did take a couple weeks for my head to get used to it. At first it didn't feel very clean, which took some getting used to, and my scalp was itchy sometimes, but after the first few weeks everything balanced out and it's ok now. still the two or three weeks of itchiness may be a dealbreaker for some people.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have very tight curly hair which is also very fine. My hair gets very dry easily. This is the first devacurl shampoo I have tried. What sets this shampoo apart from others is that it doesn't remove all the moisture and oils out of my hair. But still gets rid of the dirt and product build up. This shampoo doesn't lather up so you may need to use a little more product. Although expensive (~$17 US) I don't shampoo every day (1or 2 times a week) so it was worth the money. I will buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product line is great for naturally wavy/curly hair, but here's the thing: it's trial and error. I find it works best for me when I use the Low Poo daily and follow by LEAVING IN a small amount of the One Condition. Then I follow with DevaCare Arc Angell and finish with Sebastian Trilliant. This is the ONLY way this stuff works for me when I want to wear my hair natural. Otherwise, it either ends up very frizzy, curls don't hold, or curls stick to my head with no volume. BTW - I'm a naturally a 2B.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is not for my 3c/4a hair. Everytime I used it, I got bad definition. I didn't like it at all.
EDIT: I've eventually learnt how to use this for my hair: I should use it once a month or each other month. As I always use No-poo, with time, there is some build-up and by using low-poo I have the clarifying effect without damage my hair. I'll be buying it again, surely!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used this years ago and have recently revisited it. My hair is not curly, it is wavy and fine and long. In the past I tried this, as well as the DevaCare shampoo and conditioner, in my quest to find the ultimate no sulfate/no silicone products. I didn't love this, as I found it a bit too heavy and it caused buildup. fast forward to now: I made a bad move by going blonde (my hair is naturally very dark brown.) The bleaching fried my hair terribly. I eventually went back to medium/light brown. meanwhile I also have grays so I have to keep coloring my hair. My hair is in horrible shape now. I have tried so many products, I have been thrown into a new realm of products for damaged hair, since I never had that problem before. I have tried countless products... none of which worked. I bought an expensive Biolage hydrating masque conditioner that had zero effect whatsoever. Then, I came back to this for some reason. This shampoo and conditioner is the only combo I have found that works for me and doesn't leave my hair ridiculously tangled and frizzed out. The low-poo lathers a LOT but doesn't leave a "squeaky clean" feeling. The conditioner (One Condition) feels heavy but somehow it actually rinses clean. I find that I only get the desired results when I use the 2 products in combination. I am sort of mystified by why this product is working so well for me.. it must be really hydrating. I am going to keep using it until my hair grows out. I would like to add that I can't stand the smell. Another reviewer described it as 'medicinal'- I wish! To me it just smells fruity - like apple cider or fruit punch. I don't like fruity smells, so I can't stand it. Luckily it doesn't linger too badly.