Sunday, February 21, 2010

Goodbye Aveda, Hello Deva Curl!

I've been using Aveda Be Curly shampoo and conditioner for quite some time now and was not pleased when I noticed a brand that claims to be very natural (usually stating 97% or so natural) has shampoo and skincare that contains parabens!!!  The shampoo and conditioner products also contain sulfates. (Updated to say it appears that now, in 2011-2012, Aveda has removed these ingredients).

I already found new face moisturizer from 100% Pure and my face is soooo happy so I decided to hunt for good sulfate and paraben free hair products for fine curly hair.  What I decided to use is Deva Curl.  I already used a couple of their products so now I am using their Low Poo instead of Be Curly shampoo.  I am going to get Deva Curl One Condition once I finish my Aveda Be Curly Conditioner.  I tend to go through conditioner more quickly so I figured I might as well finish off the bottle before changing over. I also picked up a few more of their leave in/styling products.

Some product info from Deva Curl on the items I use now:

All products are 100% Sulfate Free and they are for all types of curly hair.
They all smell really good and are infused with tons of botanicals.

Low Poo: "DevaCurl's coconut-derived, mild lathering cleanser is gentle enough to use daily while maintaining the moisture balance of the hair and scalp. Scented with Starfruit and Mango."

B' Leave-In: "A leave-in curl booster and volumizer that adds luster and body to your curls."  I am still getting the hang of how much of this I need to use but my hair already feels much softer.

AnGEL: "A lightweight, moisturizing curl defining gel for maximum frizz prevention that holds without feeling stiff or sticky." I have been using this for a couple years now, LOVE IT!

Set it Free: "Put an end to frizz with this 24-48 hour moisture lock for long-lasting hold. Made with shine-enhancing Beeswax and Olive Oil and scented with zesty lemon-lime. "  Been using this one for a while too, my hair is much happier with this.

Mirror Curls: "The newest addition to a product line dedicated to the curly lifestyle! Let's reflect... this first ever, silicone-free, water-soluble, botanically infused, 99% naturally derived shine serum delivers moisture, maximum curl reflection and a shine so bright you can see your curls in it! Great for all curl types."

Mist-er Right: "A lavender infused, curl revitalizer, refresher and rejuvenator for all curl types."  I am starting to think I need one of these for the office and one for the car LOL

I am not affiliated with Deva Curl. I purchased these items for personal use. Pin It StumbleUpon


  1. I love what you have here! I do agree with everything. I use this product too and it is great!

  2. devacurl claims to be paraben free, but if you read the label, they actually do contain a few. parabens listed in the ingredients labels of products have a prefix of: methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, or butyl-. i had previously purchased the low poo, no poo and one condition products, only to find that "propylene glycol" and "butylcarbamate" were among the listed ingredients. i don't know how they get away with claiming to be "100% paraben free" but it is at the very least, discouraging. there is a book called "drop-dead gorgeous" by kim erickson that gives all sorts of information about the harmful chemicals in beauty products which is where i learned that fact. though aveda and devacurl have far less chemicals than the more mainstream brands, they are not 100% free of them. i would stick to burt's bees or indigo wild products if you want 100% natural all the time.

  3. I have read such books and done lots of research. I am not trying to be 100% natural all the time, just as natural as I can be with the best results.

  4. i was mistaken, i believe those prefixes only refer to parabens when the word paraben follows them. it's hard to know sometimes because there are different names for things or they can list things a different way to keep from using the word "paraben". but i think anything listed with a different suffix is a different compound. sorry for the confusion, but i agree that devacurl works really well and am relieved to find that i can still use it in god conscience :)


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