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Saturday, April 24, 2010

DevaCurl Review & Giveaway

Remember back here when I talked about teaching my daughter to love the curls God has given her? In order to learn all about her curls and taking care of them, I read Curly Girl. In reading it, I found out that 65% percent of women have naturally curly hair, yet most of us hate our curls and try and get our hair to go straight. While reading it, I was struck with the realization that if I want her to love her curls, I need to love my own. It wasn't that I hated mine, in fact to the contrary, I loved them, but just didn't always know how to take care of them so that they were nice. Now I don't have tight curls, but rather naturally wavy hair that I would always curl again with a curling iron, or at times, use a flat iron to straighten. Thus after reading the book, I knew to turn to DevaCurl and wow have I been impressed!

DevaCurl sent me the Deva 3-Step which simplified hair care for curlies into a three step process: Cleanse, Hydrate, Style.



Step 1. Cleanse with No-Poo

No lather = healthier curls. Yes you read that right. I have been "poo free" for about two months now (I started actually not using shampoo a month before I received DevaCurl). Why poo free? Because shampoo produces a lather in your hair but dehydrates it, which is not healthy for any hair types, but especially not curly hair. No-Poo is 100% sulfate free and provides cleansing all while hydrating the hair and scalp. I will admit that at first, I had such a hard time with the thought of not using shampoo in my hair. 20+ years of using shampoo had become ingrained in me and not having lather was super weird. I'll also admit that at first my hair got greasy. This is normal people! You have been stripping your hair of it's natural oils for years while using shampoo so as you work back to getting healthy hair, the oil glands in your hair start working properly again. About half way through my experiment not using shampoo, I got worried and one day broke down and used shampoo. That was the worst decision I could have made. The next day my hair was dry, thin feeling, and brittle. Never again will I do that!



Step 2. Hydrate with One Condition

This daily conditioner keeps curls shiny and manageable while providing maximum hydration for all curl types. One thing I loved about it is the scent! Mmm.....a heavenly lemongrass smell! It left my hair feeling soft and smelling great!



Step 3: Style with AnGel

The best gel I have ever tried! It holds my curls without feeling sticky or gross. It never left my hair feeling hard, yet it still helped with any frizz or fly aways that I had.

My overall thoughts on DevaCurl are that they are high quality products that I believe really helped me take the next step into allowing my hair to go curly. I would highly recommend them to anyone with curly hair! I've also been using them on Zoelle with great results. Here we are together with our wavy/curly hair!




 And if you don't think you have curly hair and that these products wouldn't be worth it to you, think again, you might just have some natural curl hidden after years of straightening.

Buy It!

Realizing that you have curly hair and want to try and unleash your curls? Take the first step and find a retailer near you today.




Win It!

No retailers near you, but you are still dying to try some? You are in luck! The wonderful people at DevaCurl have offered one of my readers a travel pack (containing 3 oz. bottles) of not only the three products I reviewed but also Set It Free.

Mandatory Entry:

First, visit DevaCurl and tell me something about them you learned that I did not mention in my review. Secondly, tell me what kind of curly haired girl you are (wavy, corkscrew, etc.). Please do me the favor of making sure you leave your e-mail address in the comment if it is not visible on your profile. (1 entry)

Extra Entries:
 
1. Follow me on google friend connect and leave a comment telling me you are. (1 entry)
2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you are along with your Twitter ID. (1 entry)
3. Follow DevaCurl on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you are along with your Twitter ID. (1 entry)
4. Tweet about this contest making sure you include @jewelsntreasure and @devacurl along with a link to this contest somewhere in your Tweet (1 tweet/entry per day)
5. Become a fan/like of Jewels & Treasures on facebook and leave me a comment telling me you are along with your first name and last initial. (1 entry)
6. Become a fan/like of DevaCurl on facebook and leave me a comment telling me you are along with your first name and last initial. (1 entry)

That's It!

Winner will be chosen at random from random.org Winner has 24 hours from being contacted to respond, or else a new winner will be chosen.


Contest ends Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. CST!

*Congrats to #2-Alyssa! Enjoy using it on your curly hair!


*The featured product(s) in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or pr company representing the company. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

17 comments:

  1. I had no idea that lather shampoos dry out curly hair more! Can't wait to try DevaCurl!

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  2. I am a fan/like J&T on FB (Alyssa A.)

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  3. I am a fan/like of DevaCurl on FB (Alyssa A.)

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  4. I found on the website that they add extra botanical & moisturizing ingredients. My hair would be wavy.

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  5. Armed with this rich experience and a unique perspective on curl types, curl challenges and curl solutions, Lorraine opened the Devachan Salon in the trendy Soho neighborhood of New York.


    I've got curls - not waves... not corkscrews... just curls :) They like to frizz...

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  6. I learned that they add extra botanical & moisturizing ingredients. My hair is wavy.

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  7. following on twitter giveawayjunkie

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  8. I learned that towels can be too heavy for drying hair and DevaCurl recommends a paper towel.

    I have wavy hair. Living in an area with drastic humidity changes in one day has taken it's toll on my hair. I'm still trying to find a stylist that will work with me.

    Tell your daughter her hair is beautiful. I am jealous.

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  9. Jewels & Treasures follower via Google Friend

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  10. Jewels & Treasures fan on Facebook
    id:Susan Claus

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  11. DevaCurl fan on Facebook
    id:Susan Claus

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow Jewels and Treasures on facebook (Andrea L)

    andreaandtyler [at] hotmail.com

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  13. I learned about drying hair with paper towel (who knew?!) I have crazy curls - sometimes wavy, sometimes corkscrew, sometimes spiral and ALWAYS the battle of the frizz!
    andreaandtyler [at] hotmail.com

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  14. Became a fan of DevaCurl on facebook (Andrea L)

    andreaandtyler [at] hotmail.com

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