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My new HG: Deva Volumizing Foam - WOW

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I love this! I tried this today after shampoo and condish. I didn't use anything else and got masses of light, bouncy, shiny curls and pretty ringlets even though I just scrunched, didn't twirl. If this continues to behave this way it will be my new HG. I'm thrilled with this. I like it better than anything else I've tried and the dewpoint was 70 so it held up even during the humidity. I hope it continues to be great.

The main thing that distinguishes it from curl cremes and gels that I've tried (and I've tried them all) is that it doesn't weigh down my curls or make them sticky. They just bounce with every movement of my head. Hee! :flower:
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
    Good to know. Thanks for sharing your review
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    curlypearl -- is your hair texture fine?

    not sure mousses are good for my hair, but you've got me tempted. i'll look over the ingredients...... maybe my next buy on aveyou i'll include this.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm tempted as well!! I've wanted to try this out for a while. Does anyone have an aveyou coupon code? :D
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    FIVE -- 15% off any amount.

    AVEYOU25 -- $25 off $100.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rbb wrote: »
    FIVE -- 15% off any amount.

    AVEYOU25 -- $25 off $100.

    Thank you!!!!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yes, my texture is fine, so that is probably why this worked so well!

    But I have to tell you, it didn't last very well into the 2nd day. I got quite a lot of frizz. But I didn't do anything to it this a.m., maybe if I had spritzed it with water or added a little more foam or something it would have been better.:dontknow:

    Still, for the first day it was positively amazing. The dew today is 70 so that's very high. Maybe it just doesn't work in very high dews.

    If either of you (or all 3) try it, please post back. I'm very interested to hear your opinions. Also, if you have a suggestion for how to deal with the 2nd day hair when you've used mousse the first day, please post back. Thanks very much for responding! :toothy4:

    ETA: I'm still really thrilled with the volume, even though the curls are less defined. It looks a little wild, but I prefer this crazy volume to a thin defined look.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I broke down and ordered the foam and hairspray :tongue3:.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Oh, please let me know how it works for you! Also, if you find a great way to get 2nd day hair with the foam, please post. :happy7:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • WebDesignWebDesign Posts: 24Registered Users
    I'm curious to read additional results as my "lots of fine" 3a hair doesn't like either mousse or hairspray. The only products my hair won't rebel against are leave in conditioners and gels... but I'm always willing to try new products!
    Typical 3a! ;-)
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I'm glad this product is giving you volume! Sorry to hear things failed a little on the 2nd day. KCCC does for me what you're describing: gives volume and boosts curl but doesn't quite "keep". I have to add an additional product (gel).

    Since your hair is fine, this recommendation may not work, but I'll put it out there anyway: Have you tried placing a light gel over it, or a tiny bit of coconut oil as a sealer? Obviously it'd be better if you could just use the foam and not have to layer products :angry3:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    WebDesign, I wish I had "lots" of fine hair as you do. My hair is thin to medium. What products do you use?

    Korkscrew, I agree with you. If I want hold over this mousse, I'll have to add gel.

    Meanwhile, the dewpoints are now optimal as the weather has changed so I've been using CCCL and KCCC instead of the mousse, but I may try that again with gel on top.

    Interested to know if any of you tried it and your results.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,359Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Curlypearl and others, I have been useing the Deva Foam since summer. It remains the best mousse on my list. I do NOT have fine hair at all. I live in Wisconsin, which many of you may know, had record high temps this summer, and now it is cool. I do use it with a gel underneath, Biotera, and that worked really well in the summer. Less well now, as it is getting colder, but I am experimenting. I may need to "seal" my hair like many here do. If your curls are not holding up, I suggest a little gel underneath the foam. I agree it is a great product, my most expensive, but it lasts a long time, and as someone said, it is also expensive to buy a lot of products that dont work.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Myrna, I'm just checking what you said. You suggest gel beneath the foam, not on top? Glad it is working for you! I want to find a way to work with it in colder weather.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,359Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yes. For years, if I used both mousse and gel, I applied the mousse first because I felt it provided a "base" for the gel. However, since learning the Deva method, I have reversed it, because both gel and foam get scrunched in. I have not tried reversing it again, back to Foam first, then gel...there may be a reason to do this with winter coming, but I dont know what it would be, and in the end, I am not sure it matters. When I used the foam by itself, I got great shiny curls, but by the end of the day, they were sort of sad looking with some frizz, so I think the foam needs something else. I have never tried a curl cream; I know some curlies use a curl cream under a mousse or foam. My stylist suggested this but we have not tried it. I see her on Monday, so maybe then...
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Myrna, I have exactly the same experience as you: if I use just the foam I have great shiny curls that don't last - so that is why I think I need to use a gel over it.

    BTW, the best curl creme I have tried is Curl Junkie Coffee Cocoa Curl-creme Lite (CCCL) which is a favorite of many on this site.

    I never thought of curl creme and foam and I wonder whether that would give sufficient hold. Might be a great combo in different weather when the dewpoint is higher and there isn't much wind. More experimenting is in my future - I can see that. :toothy8:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,359Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hi, Curlypearl: Every day, since it got cooler here (I am in Wisconsin, and in winter it can be very dry, or very humid) I look at my bottle of LALSG, and wonder if I should try it under my Deva foam instead of my biotera gel from Sally. Today my curls are great. I dont think I did anything special, but I am also eyeballing my shampoo and conditioner. I use the SM line of shampoos; the coconut hibiscus and the moisture retention; I think the latter may be better for cooler weather. I also used a different conditioner today, VO5's Shea Cashmere. So, I guess I will do the same thing tomorrow and see what happens. But, you use gel OVER the foam? I use it under the foam...wonder if it matters.
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    Oh, I need to try this now too! I also have fine curls and prefer wild volume over definition, and my favorite curl creme is CCCCL, so that does it, I need this.
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Myrna, I wonder also whether underneath or on top makes a difference. So many factors to consider! I used just the foam today and it looks great but I may try a little bit of gel over it tonight and let it dry before sleeping and see if I can get 2nd day hair.

    Seamelody - very exciting! Let us know if you like the foam and what technique you are using. I hope it works for you! I'm planning on trying it with CCCL but I'm not sure I'll get enough definition that way. :flower:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • Jpop825Jpop825 Posts: 169Registered Users
    Browsing the review forums and found this. I just bought one of these and don't really like it. I have it for sale on the swap boards

    It made my hair sticky, rough, and tangled. I've got 2c/3a low porosity, super fine, moderate density, hair. I really wish I could get it to work
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    JPop, my hair is high porosity. I wonder if that made the difference.

    I switched from this to Curl Keeper and I like it even better! I plan to try them together.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • mrslovettmrslovett Posts: 35Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    I love this! I tried this today after shampoo and condish. I didn't use anything else and got masses of light, bouncy, shiny curls and pretty ringlets even though I just scrunched, didn't twirl. If this continues to behave this way it will be my new HG. I'm thrilled with this. I like it better than anything else I've tried and the dewpoint was 70 so it held up even during the humidity. I hope it continues to be great.

    The main thing that distinguishes it from curl cremes and gels that I've tried (and I've tried them all) is that it doesn't weigh down my curls or make them sticky. They just bounce with every movement of my head. Hee! :flower:

    Can you buy this in stores or only online?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3a brunette/grey but dyed curls
    Pernicious Anemia has me at 20% grey now!
    I don't do CG. I use whatever shampoo and conditioner I have which is almost always garnier
    Cleanse: Garnier Triple Nutrition Shampoo
    Condition:Garnier Triple Nutrition Conditioner
    Stylers: Garnier scrunch gel, argan/coconut oil, Got2Be Kinky mousse. Varies.
    Tshirt plopper and super scruncher
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,359Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Some salons carry the line; also, softsurroundings.com does as well.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have to wait until summer again to try this vs. Curl Keeper - or maybe try them together! I got great hair with each, then the weather turned cold and I can't find anything that works for my hair in cold, windy, dry weather. Right now, I'm just doing roller sets blech.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,359Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah, doesnt it suck, just when we think we have a routine that works, the temperature drops, the air gets dry, and there go our curls...I am struggling with this too. :banghead:
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    Wow...the deva foam is my HG!!!! I live in FL and the dews are high most of the year... I also have fine hair, but I use TONS of gel with it...I work 12 hr shifts...So I dont do my hair every night...and the multiple layers of gel will get me 2-3 day wear...also I flew to NYC for thanksgiving...and it proformed well for me there, but again I used gel with it...

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    Wow...the deva foam is my HG!!!! I live in FL and the dews are high most of the year... I also have fine hair, but I use TONS of gel with it...I work 12 hr shifts...So I dont do my hair every night...and the multiple layers of gel will get me 2-3 day wear...also I flew to NYC for thanksgiving...and it proformed well for me there, but again I used gel with it...

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App

    I'm I'm FL, too... What gel do you use with the mousse?
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    It depends...I guess I rotate my gels...but ALWAYS use the deva foam...this time of year I can use gel with glycerin high on the ingredent list...so using arcangel....with pattern pusha for frizz....in high dews use SS FHG or CJ curl queen....havent found a HG gel yet....

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews

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