Deva Alternatives for Coarser Hair?

Curly Friends, any suggestions for alternative products to Deva that are a bit heavier/more moisturizing while still encouraging curl?

My hair is 2c-3c, with some parts very curly and a few close to straight, but also dense, low-porosity, coarse, dry and very frizz-prone. I like Deva's clean ingredients and low scent level, but it just doesn't seem to cut it on my more "textured" head.

Suggestions, anyone?:confused4:


  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    One of my favorite brands is Curl Junkie! I like most of their conditioners as well as styling products like Curl Queen, Pattern Pusha, and CCCC. I don't use Deva products so I don't know if CJ is more expensive.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i also love cj products - i find them less expensive as you only need a fraction of cj product compared to palmfuls of deva.

    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
  • DCWavyLadyDCWavyLady Posts: 373Registered Users
    Ditto to Curl Junkie. Love their daily cleansing conditioner. It's my HG sulfates nor glycerin (my hair doesn't do well with glycerin which is found in deva products. For styling I love herbal essences gel...set me up gel is my fav, but you have to scrunch out the crunch. No cones!!! Conditioner...some of the tressemme conditioners are cone-free. Love them!

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