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DevaCurl - for the first time

So my DevaCurl system came in the mail yesterday, and I tried it out today. This is the system that Vivi's friend Raquel uses that made me ogle her hair all weekend in Atlanta.







I showered at noon and my hair is still wet, possibly because I only dried it with paper towels, as instructed.

It was weird using the No-Poo because it doesn't lather at ALL, so it didn't feel like my hair was getting as clean. They say to massage it into your scalp and I tried but could barely tell if I was.

The One Condition feels like regular conditioner. I used their method of first putting it on the ends and working my way up to the scalp. For super dry hair, DevaCurl suggests to leave a little bit in, but I didn't see my hair as quite THAT parched, and washed it all out.

Then I dried it with a paper towel, and then another. My hair was still quite wet, but towels are THE DEVIL to hair, so I wanted to be very cautious.

An-Gell is just like any other curl gel, and I did it the way they suggested, which happens to be the same way I always do it. Flip my head over and scrunch nicely, lifting my hair up to my scalp.

Then Set-it-Free, which is a moisture lock spray, and then, DON'T TOUCH. One of the major lessons of DevaCurl is not to touch your hair as it dries

I'm not sure if its necessarily the product, but my curls are definitely staying together better, and there's a noticeable lack of frizz.

My hair also looks flatter, but possobly only because its not dry yet.

Will keep you posted. If anyone wants to try this you can get the samples for $19 (as opposed to $30) at shampoofashion.com

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Six hours after showering, my hair is definitely dry and definitely gorgeous. The curls are soft but hold together well within the curl itself. I "unlocked" the curls after they were dry with the "Set-it-Free" as suggested, but I'm not sure it was entirely necessary, it didn't seem to change much (not in that moment, anyway)

The kit with the four trial size bottles: No-Poo, One Condition, An-Gell, and Set-it-Free.



Three and a half hours after showering, its still wet:
Doesn't look particularly special, just flat.
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After shaking (but no touching!)
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Almost fully dry (and in better light):

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After "unlocking":

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brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Post some pictures!
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
done! :)
brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's amazingly awesome looking. How often will you wash it if it takes all day to dry?
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Generally I have to wash my hair every day for it to look anything close to nice.

I'm hoping it won't take this long to dry everyday. I was very careful drying it, and tomorrow I'll probably try to dry it a little more so it's not still dripping when I leave my house.
brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
You should see if this will last more than a day.
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
How do I sleep with it though?

I'm assuming that like any other night, my hair will get quite messy.

Maybe I'll try sprucing it up in the morning with the an-gell and set-it-free before I take a shower tomorrow.
brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Probably the way black people do. Satin or silk scarf or cap on the head. Keeps you from making frizz on the pillowcase.
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I've actually tried that before, though not recently. I'll try it again. Should I put it in a ponytail first?
brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Depends on how you're doing it. Are you using a scarf or a cap? Either way, what you really want is to have all of your hair covered.
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I think I used a bandanna last time. I'll try it out a couple ways and see what works best. It WOULD be nice to not have wet hair for four hours every day.

If I wake up and it's not pretty, I'll just try drying it more before I leave.
brittdreams
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Bandanna is good but not great. You need a smooth material that won't cause any friction against your hair (hence the satin or silk).
negativeneve
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
It looks good, but you'll have to post before pics for comparison.
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Any other picture of me is pre-DevaCurl.

Here I am on what I considered a good hair day. I don't tend to post many pictures of my hair looking bad!

lizblizz
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Gotta say I think I like the before picture better. The curls seem fuller? The profile shot makes the ringlets look pretty, but from the front based off of those pictures I like the before!
thisgirliknow
Jul. 8th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
That's fully dry, and basically on the best hair day ever.

If my hair looked like that every day, I wouldn't even think about needing DevaCurl :)
subjectivity
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
very pretty! can't wait to see what it does to my hair!
thisgirliknow
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
I want to see your hair curly again!! And I want mom to try it too, I miss her curly hair.
subjectivity
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
what is unlocking?
thisgirliknow
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
After the curls are dry, they say to "unlock" the curls (set in by the an-gell) with the set-it-free. I think it means to make them non-crunchy and make them smoother? i did this and it didn't seem to change much.
subjectivity
Jul. 9th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
what is set-it-free and do you have to manipulate the curls at all? or do you just spray it on?
thisgirliknow
Jul. 9th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
set-it-free is a moisture lock.

You just spray it on. All the touching/scrunching is done before that, with the an-gell.
star
Jul. 9th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
When I was a kid, I desperately wanted curly hair more than anything. Now I know better: I can wash my hair right before bed, sleep on it, throw it in a ponytail in the morning, take it out of the ponytail later when I feel like it, and it will look fine. I'm constantly surprised by the lengths to which you curly-haired people have to go. However, on that note, your hair looks really nice in that picture. Nice enough that I kinda want curly hair--just a little bit.

Edited at 2009-07-09 09:54 am (UTC)
kolibri
Jul. 9th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
now THAT is some good stuff, yo. gorgeous!
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