Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How to Treat Curly Hair? DevaCurl is a Curly Girl's Dream {Review & Giveaway - 2 winners!}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Looking back at my birthdays over the years, I've done a variety of things to celebrate. When I was young, there were parties with all of my friends - of course. Roller skating or swimming or slumber parties, it didn't matter as long as cake and presents were involved. As I got older, I realized that as long as I had time with friends or family, it counted as a birthday well-spent.

So what did I do to celebrate this year? I went to the salon with my 3-year-old so we could both enjoy a much-needed haircut. Big Sister E's straight, smooth locks had grown much further down her back than I should have let them and my mop of thick curls had turned into even more of a mess than usual.

Plus, since I have now discovered THE ANSWER to having amazing curly hair, I was eager to get it cut and extremely excited to show it off.


I had heard of Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey years ago and, if I remember correctly, I read through it a time or two. However, let's face it. I never really had faith that there was a way for me to stop my hair from just being a combination of frizzy and dry and, unless I was willing to spend upwards of an hour trying to style it, going into a ponytail.

What I didn't realize until recently, however, is that Lorraine Massey took all of her knowledge and expertise about wavy, curly and chemically processed hair and developed a line of products called DevaCurl. Blending botanically infused moisturizers and cleansers, DevaCurl is able to rejuvenate and restore without using any harsh chemicals. Instead of producing a large, unnecessary lather, these products enhance the actual quality of your hair by cleansing, conditioning and re-hydrating.

Why is that so important for hair, particularly all types of curly hair? Simple. Curly hair is more dry and delicate and must therefore be treated as such. The DevaCurl line of items consists of a range of gentle cleansers, hydrating conditioners and high quality styling products that don't contain any harsh dehydrating detergents or chemicals. All you need to do is find the right combination of these interchangeable products for your hair and you will have the answer to your healthy, beautiful hair.

I loved being able to personalize the DevaCurl hair products that were right for me in their three steps to perfect curls. Step 1: Cleanse. The smell of the DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser is just the right level of aroma to make me think I am at the spa having someone pamper me. It took a time or two of using it to get used to not having the big, soapy lather that I, like so many others, thought meant clean. However, the No-Poo left my hair feeling cleansed and smooth and not at all dried out.

Step 2: Hydrate. DevaCurl One Condition is gentle enough to use daily and also doubles as a leave-in conditioner. I fully understand why One Condition is DevaCurl's top-selling product, as it is thick and creamy and my hair felt much less brittle and lifeless after adding it to my routine. Running my fingers through my locks and NOT having them get caught and tangled? Suddenly it's possible.

Step 3: Style. I have tried every variety of hair styling product in the past - gel, mousse, cream, all of them. Without fail, each one left my hair in some stage of sticky, crunchy, frizzy mess. The first time I squeezed DevaCurl AnGEL into my hand, I thought I was in for more of the same because it looks and feels just like any other gel. It completely proved me wrong though, because the AnGEL weightlessly dissolved right into my hair and left it feeling lightweight with no hint of stiffness (and it smells delicious).

To completely eliminate my frizz, I was also able to try DevaCurl Set It Free, a 24-28 hour moisture lock spray for added shine and definition. Used on either dry or wet hair, after a few uses of Set It Free I was ready to throw out any bottles of hairspray or curl reviving spray I had left sitting around. Instead of feeling hard and having that frozen look, my hair stayed in place but was still soft and manageable to the touch.

If hair products don't interest you, well, I think you might be crazy, but fine. However, if you have any amount of curl in your hair (75% of us do!) and you want to revolutionize the way that you dry it, you have to try the DevaFuser. Yes, it is green and looks like a robot hand at the end of your hairdryer (my husband shakes his head and laughs every time he walks into the bathroom while I'm using it), but it truly is amazing.

The air flows out of the DevaFuser from all directions and the unique shape can be placed right along your roots to dry your hair from the inside. I have never been able to use a hairdryer or traditional diffuser because they leave the top layers of my hair extra-dry and flat while all of the hair underneath is damp and heavy. Leaving the house with wet hair seemed to be a permanent occurrence in my life.

Now, the DevaFuser is gentle on my hair, quick-drying (saving energy) and actually enhances my curls. I especially love being able to use it on the top and crown of my head to add extra volume to areas that may normally be pulled down by the weight of my thick hair. I have never been so excited to pick up a hairdryer before!

Whether you have tight ringlets or a soft wave, DevaCurl products will help give you a healthy, frizz-free, easy-to-manage curly hair lifestyle. The interchangeable selection allows for individuality to address your hair's specific needs and because they are always 100% sulfate-free, your locks will love the nourishment. Want to join the Deva revolution? Thanks to their generosity, two people will have that chance, because...

Two lucky people will win DevaCurl products to cleanse, hydrate and style: No-Poo, One Condition and AnGEL! ARV $54!


To enter to win DevaCurl No-Poo, One Condition and AnGEL: Check out the great selection of DevaCurl products and tell me one that I didn't mention that you would like to try. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted. For example, if you subscribe, leave one comment saying "I subscribe #1" and a separate comment saying "I subscribe #2")

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow DevaCurl on Twitter and/or tell me the closest retailer to you that sells amazing DevaCurl products (see the lower left corner of their homepage).
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Let DevaCurl give you beautiful, healthy, frizz-free hair! *2 winners* (ARV $54) @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/clLlBI #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method)
if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
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Giveaway will end on March 4th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

A huge thank you to Deva for providing DevaCurl products and a DevaFuser for me to review as well as 3 products for two lucky giveaway winners. It's time to rejoice in having curly hair! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Teresa said...

I would like to try the B'Leavin
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Sunnyvale said...

the Deva Care no poo (terrible name, but it sounds as though the fragrance would be citrus, which I like)

Sunnyvale said...

the Deva Care no poo (terrible name, but it sounds as though the fragrance would be citrus, which I like)

Kathleen said...

I'd like to try MirrorCurls

Jennifer said...

I would like to try the DevaCare One-Condition

Jennifer said...

I follow DevaCurl on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8926085955

Jennifer said...

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I entered your Handbag Heaven giveaway

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I entered your Flowerz In Her Hair giveaway

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Missybeez said...

I would like the DevaBrown No-PooCleanser.
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follow via google friend connect #1
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LJ said...

I love set it free

LJ said...

I follow DevaCurl on twitter

LJ said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/tequilacinco/status/8940874518

Theresa said...

I would love to check out DevaCurl MirrorCurls. (Also don't think I will be able to stand not having a DevaSun Dryer now!)

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Mamushi Love said...

I'd love to try the Heaven in Hair moisturizer.

Mamushi Love said...

I entered the Handbag Heaven giveaway.

Alison said...

Definitely the Low-Poo Shampoo.

Alison said...

I entered the handbag heaven contest

Alison said...

entered the glassesUSA contest

Stephanie said...

set up and above looks perfect for my hair
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Stephanie said...

entered nuddle
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Chacoy said...

I have naturally curly hair and I to have a hard time finding products to tame my tresses;}

I would like to try the DevaCurl Set Up and Above!


Thank you for the opprotunity!

Chacoy said...

follow Deva Curl via twitter;}
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Follow via twitter and tweeted:
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simplymerry said...

I'd like to try the DevaCurl B'Leave-In
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simplymerry said...

Capelli's Salon and Spa in Fort Collins, CO is the closest retailer for me.
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simplymerry said...

I entered the Franklin Goose giveaway
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follow with google connect #1
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bepoia said...

I would like to try the Deva Color
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thirshland said...

I would love the No-Poo product.

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I would try the Deva care -No poo.

Miss Heidi said...

I'd like to try the DevaCare Low-Poo Cleanser. thanks.

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Kristy said...

I want to try the Diva Brown One Conditioner!

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Email subscriber! 2

moushka said...

My daughter has crazy curly hair that is very hard to take care of. I think the Arc-AnGEL would be a great product to try on her too.

moushka said...

1 google friend

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2 google friend

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1 email subscriber

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2 email subscriber

mogrill said...

I would like the B' leavin. Thanks for the chance.
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Idaho Jill said...

DevaBrown Low-Poo looks great, too! I have naturally curly hair, so all of these products sound outstanding, thanks!

Idaho Jill said...

following DevaCurl on Twitter - idahojill, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

Montage Salon is 11 miles away & they sell the products, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

tweet, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8982842477

Idaho Jill said...

I'm a google friend, thanks

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2-I'm a google friend, thanks

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I am a yahoo reader subscriber, thanks

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2-I am a yahoo reader subscriber, thanks

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your button is on my sidebar, thanks

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Mary said...

I would like the mirror curls
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Mary said...

I follow via GFC #1
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Mary said...

I follow via GFC #2
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Mary said...

I subscribe via google rss #1
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I subscribe to e-mail
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I subscribe to e-mail #2
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Mary said...

I entered the walking wings giveaway

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I entered the handbag heaven giveaway
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I entered the nuddle giveaway
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Starla said...

This is great! I'd love to try the B'Leave In because I adore leave ins and my curly hair!

Thanks!

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Starla said...

I follow Devacurl on Twitter as @JennSweepsAlot.

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Starla said...

The closest retailer that sells Devacurl near me is Shear Lock Combs West Salon and Spa, which is about 6 miles from my house!

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Starla said...

I follow you on Twitter as @JennSweepsAlot and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/JennSweepsAlot/status/8997235050

Thanks again!

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CRAZYMOM said...

stopping by from Friday Follow!

Jennifer M. said...

Following from Friday Follow. You have some amazing giveaways, I can't wait to enter them.Have a great weekend!

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'Manda said...

The Deva Fuser looks like exactly what I need for my hair. I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday, this is my first time - I think that it is such an awesome idea.

sheila said...

I would like the No-Poo line! lol. Sounds interesting.
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sheila said...

I'm your newest follower on GFC

sheila said...

#2 entry for following :) btw, over from follow friday

melissa said...

friday following :)

Felissa Hadas said...

I would love to try all the products mentioned in your post! But I think that DevaCurl Heaven in Hair would be fantastic because I need to deep condition every few weeks.

Felissa

Felissa Hadas said...

I follow you on twitter @felissahadas

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Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/9006105466

Felissa Hadas said...

Google friend Connect from Friday Follow.

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Felissa Hadas said...

I subscribe Via email

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I subscribe via email

Jessica said...

I would also love to try the Mist er Right
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Jessica said...

I follow DevaCurl through twitter (@jjak2003)
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Jessica said...

The closest retailer is Brookfield Fashion Center (about 9 miles from my house)
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Jessica said...

I subscribe via e-mail 1
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Jessica said...

I subscribe via e-mail 2
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Jessica said...

I follow through google friend connect 1
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Jessica said...

I follow through google friend connect 2
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Jessica said...

I follow through twitter and tweeted
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Karen said...

I would like to try

DevaCare Low-Poo Cleanser

ChelseaF said...

I would like to try the Set Up and Above

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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9016251238

llinda29 said...

I like DevaSun Dryer
Dry your curls without overheating or disturbing their natural order

Marie said...

I would love to use Deva Curl Mist-er Right.

contestrobyn said...

Would love to try the DevaColor!

Thank you! :)

contestrobyn said...

I follow DevaCurl on Twitter

My closest retailer is Beauty Center
14435 Burbank Blvd Sherman Oaks CA 91401

contestrobyn said...

I entered the Nuddle Giveaway.

contestrobyn said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted

http://twitter.com/contestrobyn/status/9051671407

contestrobyn said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect

contestrobyn said...

I subscribe by email

h. mcnaron said...

the devared no poo clenser looks good. so does the devared one condition.

h. mcnaron said...

twitter follower of deva @creep4ward.the closest retailer is lux salon in atlanta.

h. mcnaron said...

i am a google friend follower.

Jessica said...

2/13 daily tweet
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Georgia Mist said...

OHMIGOSH! I'd never heard of these products! I so want to try the DevaBrown No-Poo Cleanser and
DevaBrown One Condition!
My hair is VERY curly (and I love it -- no perms for me!)
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Georgia Mist said...

I follow @DevaCurl on Twitter @GeorgiaMist

The nearest retailer to me is ULTA in Savannah, GA -- 22 miles South of my home.

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Georgia Mist said...

I follow @thxmailcarrier on Twitter @Georgiamist

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Georgia Mist said...

My Tweet:
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Georgia Mist said...

I follow you via google friend connect.
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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9063143877

Mary said...

I entered the edens fantasy giveaway
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happyenchilada said...

I'd love to have the The NEW Limited Edition DevaSun Dryer.
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happyenchilada said...

I am an email subscriber
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I entered the Nuddle giveaway
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happyenchilada said...

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happyenchilada said...

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julis55 said...

I would like to try the DevaCare One-Condition

chelea_girl said...

I'd like to try the DevaBrown No-Poo Cleanser.

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Felissa Hadas said...

http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/9085583354

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9101786459

Teresa said...

I entered the edens fantasys giveaway
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Felissa Hadas said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/9108612744

Jessica said...

2/14 daily tweet
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Kristy said...

Entered Eden Fantasys $50 Gift Card giveaway!

Jenica said...

I want to try their AnGel! I have curly hair too :)

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Jenica said...

I entered the Little Piggy's Playhouse giveaway.

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Jenica said...

I'm a follower #1

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Jenica said...

I'm a follower #2

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Jessica said...

2/15 daily tweet
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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9151144105

Felissa Hadas said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/9151306777

casey aubut said...

I would also like to try the Deva Sun Hair Dryer
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