Review: Deva Curl No-Poo Original Conditioning Cleanser

I have long, curly hair and the advice of every hair guru on the planet for my situation is to avoid shampoo and use conditioner instead for most hair washings. The idea is to avoid drying the hair out, which contributes to frizz. I've tried this method multiple times to no avail with regular conditioner, but I had never before tried the famous Deva Curl No-Poo.  After using it for a month, I can confidently say: nope.  One of the biggest issues I have with the "co-wash" method is that my scalp gets really greasy and my hair feels lank and gross. I have tried using it with dry shampoo, but that only makes my head itch. I think I just have a scalp that needs to be cleaned regularly. So, I was hoping that because this was called a CLEANSING conditioner, it might take care of my greasies.  No dice. I don't know how they're justifying advertising it as having any cleaning properties at all, because this feels and acts to me like any old conditioner - and not even a particularly good one, at that. I don't feel my hair was particularly soft or moisturized with this stuff. The one thing I can give them props for is the scent - it's a very clean-smelling mint.
If you want to give it a shot, it's $22 for a 12 oz bottle and available widely at beauty stores like Ulta and Sephora.


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