A Deva UD gel question - kind of.
Myrna Registered Users Posts: 2,472 Curl Connoisseur
Hi, Curlfriends. I have been using the Deva Ultra Defining gel. I have to say I love how it feels on my hair - like no product at all - and defines my curls well. However, by the end of the day, I have soft fuzzy curls. Am already useing the Deva foam on my crown for extra lift and volume; and also I use a hair spray. The Deva chat suggested I get Set it Free, but reviews on line complain that that product makes their hair not feel good, to heavy, greasy, etc. I am looking for comments about Set it Free or suggestions from other Deva UD gel users.
CJ Daily Fix and Smoothing Conditioner; then Beauticurls and Pattern Pusha
For a deeper clean once a week, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo and conditioner
Are you using any of the deva low poos?
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:
then they changed almost, or all, the formulas, and my hair hates the set it free formula now. no matter how much i used, nothing happened except my hair was overloaded with product that did nothing but weigh my hair down.
my hair hated all the products and i stopped using deva and am so happy as i found curl junkie, FAR superior to what deva was, and my hair is happy. :thumright:
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
However, I have been mixing a small amount of B'Leave-in with UDG and have had great results. It gives me more volume and good definition.
This really suprised me with my uber- fine wavy hair.
Gel gives me much better 2nd day hair rather than mousse, even though mousse gives me more volume. And much more defined curls.(or waves rather). Almost brings me to a 2b/c. The Combo of UDG and the B'Leavein give me a bit more volume. I need the harder hold of the UDG mostly in winter or drier climates.
I really like the combo of UDG and the B'Leave in mixed together, rather than applying separately. I have found that for me that is key.
I mix them together and put them in my wet(but not soaking wet) hair.
I've never tried the Deva foam, I'd like to but I'm on a budget.
Poos" Nioxin, Devacurl, Jessicurl
Leave in: Ouidad Moisture Lock/B'leavein
Rinse out: VO5 Kiwi Lime, Mane and Tail,Too Shea
Mousse: Oscar Blandi Hair Life, Ouidad Playcurl
Gel: Devacurl Light defining gel