A Little Bit Bougie - Product Reviews
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While at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia, I ran into a young lady with a head of hair that literally gave me all the life in the world; and she immediately became my hair crush. Her hair was not only full, but you could tell it was super moisturized, and bounced with her strut! It was hair envy at first sight. I stopped and asked her what products she was using... and she said "Not products... PRODUCT. And it’s called Deva Curl No Poo Decadence". I had NEVER heard of anyone with natural hair just using ONE PRODUCT on their hair. You guys should see my money hole of a hair closet cubby; I am so ashamed. Anyway… I tried to keep a mental note of the brand, but between my Attention Deficit, and seeing a sale sign in Aldo Shoes that had winter boots that originally cost $109.99 on sale for $49.99, the entire conversation was lost (What!!! Don’t judge… it was a great deal). Well...a few weeks later... my sister in law tells me she is using this product as well; but in the same breath says "Its kind of pricy... but totally worth the money". I immediately go to the website... grab my pearls from the price tag... and say... NO WAY JOSE! NOT HAPPENING.
I was told signs come in sets of three… so while out with my mother at Fort Belvoir’s BX, I see an entire display with… YOU GUESSED IT… Deva Curl. The lady there who was givng a demonstration had me sold when she said it was 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free!! I literally figured the universe was sending me a sign, and said what the heck... lets give it a try.
Talk about a refreshing shock. It is called No-Poo for a reason. There is literally NO POO... as in IT DOES NOT LATHER! My mind was immediately blown!! I washed my hair, and honestly it is the thickest cleanser I have ever used that really gets my scalp clean. My entire life, I thought you needed the “poo” to get a deep clean, but I was clearly wrong. It was perfect for my 4B hair! I then used the decadence conditioner as a leave in (Please do not do as I do... The directions state you should wash the conditioner out; but I was told my sister in law and niece to use it as a leave in. Again, I am unsure if that is okay to do... but it is what I did/do) and MY GOODNESS. My hair was super soft, SUPER moisturized, and smelled AMAZING! I had to take a step back because I was really feeling myself. It really defined my curls, and the next day at work, I was getting compliments left and right. During the winter months, my hair is super dry and brittle... but not anymore. I literally have nothing negative to say. It is a bit pricey; but you do get what you pay for. Not only that... my hair kept!! I am rough on my hair because I am always in it. I was curious how long my hair could go before it fuzzed out and became a mess. My hair held strong for a good 6 days (see below from day 1 to 6).
I have to give this product an easy 4.5 stars out of 5.
If you have super curly hair like myself, please give this product a try. I love it so much; I have my mother using it! Have any of you used this product? How did you feel about it? Please share!!!