Review: DevaCurl No-Poo/OneCondition/Mirror Curls

Updated: 9/12/12

::: No-Poo's lather-free formula cleanses and hydrates severely dry hair and scalp while restoring frizzy and unmanageable curls. Also a superb prescription for color or chemically treated hair. The infusion of peppermint and menthol stimulates the scalp and wakes up curls. :::

::: It's all in one! This super-rich conditioner will keep the moisture level of hair and scalp balanced to perfection. One Condition restores, hydrates and neutralizes detergent and product residue with the fresh scent of lemongrass. ::: 

::: Let the light shine in! This first-ever, silicone free, water-soluble, botanically infused, 99% naturally derived shine serum delivers maximum curl reflection. Mirror Curls adds shine and moisture to all textures and colors. Delivers a shine so bright you can see your curls in it. :::

My Review: When I went to the DevaChan salon, my stylist recommended that I buy only these three products. So I went home and tried it out. At the time, I was just starting out my natural hair journey so I expected at least similar results to what I received in the salon... boy was I in for a surprise.. Once I was done diffusing, I was happy with the size and curls but was not impressed with the lack of definition and hold. Then I remembered that the stylist used the Heaven in Hair and AnGel at the salon which is probably what contributed to the fantastic results. In all honesty, now that I know a little bit more about my hair, I can safely assume that had I bought the AnGel I would have probably been completely happy with these products.

I really wanted to love these products since it was one of the first all natural products I ever bought. Now my hair didn't look bad when I did it myself, but I definitely couldn't get anything more than 2nd day hair (if I pulled it back in a pony puff) with this. My 3c curls need something that is not only moisturizing but that can also tame my hair so after I air dry or diffuse, I will still have a little bit of that "natural hold" and definition! With this, if I fluff my hair at all, it begins to lose the definition and just becomes a large mass of hair.

NoPoo: No complaints, it cleansed my hair very well and has a nice refreshing scent. This left my hair soft, defined and I was even able to slightly finger comb through it. Wouldn't mind purchasing again.
 OneCondition: I can't quite put my finger on what I didn't like about this conditioner but it just didnt WOW me. It's not bad but it just wasn't the best. I gave this another chance last night just to make sure I gave a proper review. The moment I put the conditioner in, my hair didn't feel as soft & manageable anymore, it felt like I had put nothing in my hair. So I kept adding more conditioner to see if maybe I wasn't using enough, I was finally able to detangle after dipping my head under the faucet for a few minutes, but it simply just didn't have enough slip in my opinion. It also didn't leave that soft silky feel I was hoping for when I used it as a leave-in/styler. Maybe there's an ingredient in there that I'm sensitive to? *shrugs* I didn't give up though, I tried it again as a leave-in and a medium hold gel and I got pretty good results and was able to get 3rd day hair.
MirrorCurls:  This is basically a natural oil in serum form. (Creative!) I personally just use it as a heat protectant when curling my hair being that it's 99% sunflower oil) but I would not spend $24 for this tiny bottle again.
Overall:  These products left my hair very soft and fluffy once it dried, so maybe I'd use these if I were in the mood for a big curly fro. I'd recommend these 3 products to people who aren't looking for any extra definition or hold. Or someone who has no problem washing their hair everyday. Personally I'm not willing to use that much product just to only have one day hair that I'm not even absolutely in love with. At that rate, I'd finish a bottle of conditioner in about a week. I do, however, love the NoPoo and will repurchase. I do like the OneCondition as a leave-in with a gel on top. I'm still determined to acheieve the perfect conditioner only wash&go so I will try another technique with it and see how it turns out.

Here's some pics of my results 

OneCondition only

Revisited: OneCondition w/ a medium hold gel

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