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Review: DevaCurl Trial + Travel Kit



I included this kit in my Autumn Wishlist because I’m on the hunt for the best products for my curly hair. And wouldn’t you know it, like two days after I published that post, I went and bought it! I was actually completely out of shampoo, so it was a necessary purchase, not that I need to justify my beauty buys on a beauty blog 😛

I bought this set at Sephora, and for $30, you get one 3 oz. bottle each of DevaCurl’s No-Poo, One Condition, Set It Free Moisture Lock Spray, and Light Defining Gel in a handy zip-top, clear pouch.

No-Poo Cleanser | This was the product that I was most excited to try, and it turned out to be my favorite of the four. It’s a non-lathering cleanser or a “conditioning cleanser”. It was weird using a shampoo that doesn’t lather, and in fact, just today I squeezed this into my hand and started applying it to the ends of my hair instead of massaging it into my scalp just because it looks and feels like a conditioner. I don’t miss the lather though! I found that it did an excellent job of cleaning my hair without drying it out. I also LOVE the scent. I read one review that said it smells like laundry detergent, but I disagree. To me, it smells “expensive” or more like a spa product, which it is. I tend not to like super fruity, or coconut-y, or vanilla-y-scented hair products, so I can see how to some people, it wouldn’t smell great. I found no faults with this at all, and I have already used up the 3 oz. bottle and purchased a 12 oz. bottle. I think this is my new favorite shampoo!

One Condition | I found this to be on par with all of the other conditioners I’ve tried recently. The scent of this is the same as the shampoo, so no complaints there. I don’t really have much to say about it other than I liked it. I’ve been using it a couple times a week, and on the others I’ve been using the L’Oréal EverSleek Conditioner. I don’t notice any differences in performance between the two, so I don’t see this as a must-repurchase item.

Set It Free Moisture Lock Spray | This spray claims to “eliminate frizz, add shine, and enhance curls”. I spray 5-7 pumps throughout my wet hair about five minutes before I put gel in. The scent of this is sweeter than the shampoo and conditioner, so I’m not a huge fan of that. I suppose to properly review this I would need to use the Light Defining Gel without first using this on my hair, but I can still definitely see how it helps lock moisture in. It’s also much lighter than the L’Oréal serum I was using before this. I still have most of the bottle left, and I don’t know if I would repurchase it, just because it’s one more step that I don’t see as totally necessary, and I’m low-maintenance when it comes to my hair. (Whoops! I just read the insert that comes with the kit, and it says to spray this on after the gel. Oh dear!)

Light Defining Gel | Hair gel. Ugh, right? No! This gel is REALLY good. I only need about a quarter-sized amount for all my hair, and it dries leaving my curls defined and light. They really nailed the name of this product! I don’t even have to work out any “crunch” left behind. The scent is somewhere between the shampoo and the Moisture Lock Spray, so, pretty pleasant. I don’t have anything negative to say about it. I would definitely repurchase this.

I’m glad I bought this set. I think it was a great introduction to the DevaCurl brand. It’s on the pricey side for travel-sized products, and I’m definitely not used to spending a lot on haircare, but I’m determined to find products that work for me after struggling with and hating my hair for most of my life. I would repurchase two out of the four products (I’ve already repurchased the shampoo). Not bad, right?

Curly-haired gals, what do you think of DevaCurl? Are there any other great haircare brands for curls? Let me know!

In other news, I want to say thank you to everyone who has read, liked, commented on, and followed my blog so far. I reached 100 followers yesterday, and it feels AMAZING! What a supportive and friendly community we’re a part of 🙂

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  • Reply V September 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I was thinking $30 was cheap for Sephora before I read travel sized ahaha

  • Reply wbvanity September 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please see the post on my blog if you haven’t been nominated already 🙂

    • Reply Caila September 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply September Favorites | Everything Caila September 29, 2014 at 10:34 am

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  • Reply ebpalmer1993 September 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Hi how are you I’m also doing a blog on all hair types. I think it will be helpful for you as well as some of your readers. Hopefully you will come check it out some time.

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