Deva Curl Styling Products: A Review

Hey everyone! I have another product review featuring Deva Curl, coming at all my curl hair chicks!

About a month after receiving a Deva Curl product from Influenster, I was asked to joining the Deva Curl Social Media Influencer team! It has honestly been a dream to work with a brand I whole heartedly believe in. With that being said, every product is not for everyone and everyone is not going to think they are great, and that is okay! I also want to preface this by saying that I have 3B hair. My curls are decently loose, the width of a small grape and my overall hair texture is not very coarse.  Before using these styling products, my hair product list started and ended with a bottle of olive oil. My hair screams for moisture and the olive oil does just that and leaves it looking shiny and healthy. I can only speak from my experience with my hair type, but I hope my descriptions will help you decipher if it could work for you!

Anyways, Deva Curl was kind enough to send me a few of their products and over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying them so that I would be able to report back to y’all. Let’s get started!

Deva Curl Products

A. Coconut Curl StylerThis product is good if you don’t think you need something strong to hold your curls under control. It is light, but still provides some moisture. I applied it while wet, but after it dried my hair looked  dry, and lacked the shine I was looking for.

B.  Curl Boosting Spray Gel— If you’re looking for that beachy, textured waves look, this is for you! This is a “Texture & Volume” product and I think it is best utilized on 2nd day curls. It is a lightweight spray gel and it works well just by spraying and re-crunching during your morning routine. Also, a good product to help lay down those fly-aways.

C.  Strong Hold Ultra Defining Gel— This is the one product they sent me that I have used before. It is your typical gel and if you apply it evenly it won’t be crunchy. Evenly is the key word because if I don’t take the time to apply it in sections I find some parts are shiny and controlled while others are frizzy and dry. If you are looking for the strongest hold and most control, this is your product.

D. Lightweight Body Booster— This product is classified under “Texture & Volume” so if you are looking for a one stop product to control curls from gradually increasing in size throughout the day, this isn’t it. I think this product is best used in addition to something that provides a better hold. So maybe the Ultra Defining Gel or even with the Coconut Curler where it would also help you get the shine you may be lacking. I personally tried it with my olive oil routine and that was very promising. Sometimes the olive oil leaves my hair a little flat and this really livened up my curls and provided “controlled shape”. It is great for frizz-control and it comes out in a fun foam!

E. Build up Buster– See my whole post about this product here. It is a once a week shampoo that helps break down product build-up, or build-up from hard water use. I think it is a game changer. You should give it a try. shampoo.jpg

F. No-Poo Decadence– I have used Deva Curl’s normal shampoo (no-poo) and conditioner line, but the Decadence line is something amazing! The amount of moisture it provides is great for my curls who crave moisture. Like their other “shampoos” it doesn’t provide a heavy lather so that it doesn’t strip your natural oils away.

G. One Condition Decadence– I think this conditioner is equally amazing. It provides the good condition every curly girl is looking for and if I let it sit in the shower the de-tangling process is a lot easier. Both the shampoo and conditioner have chufa milk and quinoa protein to strengthen and moisturize those curls!
Deva Curl Diffuser

Deva Curl Hand DiffuserA diffuser is a must for curly girls. Normal blow dryers blow your curls around disrupting their shape during the drying process. A diffuser provides a controlled space from them to dry. I especially love the Deva Curl Diffuser for it’s unique hand shape. It allows for you to get right up to the root, then you can work towards the ends and back up to the root to “scrunch” the curls into shape.

I know this was long, but I hope you see a product that might work for you! If you have questions, please comment below or shoot me and email and I would love to help. For the products, I definitely believe in the idea of making your own cocktail of products, mix and match and find what works for you!

*All opinions are my own* 

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  • Reply Deva Curl Buildup Buster: A Review

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    May 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Chastity

    Love this for the summer season it’s all about the curl look. Thanks for sharing

    May 23, 2017 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Lynn

    I haven’t heard of Deva products before. I think I need the Build Up Buster for sure!

    May 23, 2017 at 11:53 am
    • Reply Alysse

      Yes! Definitely give it a try! It’s a product you don’t even know you need, but gee does it do its job

      May 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply John

    Cool products. Sharing with my wife, she will love this 🙂

    May 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Neely Moldovan (@Neelykins)

    These are perfect for summer! No muss no fuss!

    May 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply kingteeuhh

    I LOVE the build up buster and the decadence no poo and conditioner. I tried the ultra defining gel but I hated it

    May 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    • Reply Alysse

      At first I also didn’t like the ultra defining gel, but I think now I’ve figured out how to mix it with other products. It’s a really strong product so I know some people prefer a product with less crunch, which is why I love the Coconut styler so much.

      May 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply DymondM

    I want to try DevaCurl but I can never manage (and therefore wear) my natural 4c hair so I’m not sure if I could handle it

    May 23, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Marcie in Mommyland (@marciemommyland)

    That diffuser is intense! I love the color! I have thick hair that has gotten curlier as I age. I always seem to straighten it, but I’m thinking I might need to start embracing the curl!

    May 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply Alysse

      I straightened my hair all the time until I got to college and it became too much of a hassle! Embrace the curl!!! Good luck

      May 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Le

    I hope their products have changed ! I had bad luck with them about 3-4 years ago !!

    May 24, 2017 at 11:55 am
    • Reply admin

      Which products did you try?

      May 26, 2017 at 1:17 am
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