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DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum

DevaCurl

Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum

8.0 oz Item 2506236

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This rejuvenating serum uses micellar technology to remove buildup without stripping. Plus, it contains Abyssinian seed oil and jojoba for moisture and shine. Get ready for head-turning bounce!
Wet curls in the shower. Use the pointed tip to target the scalp. Massage all over, working it through the mid-lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to follow with a DevaCurl conditioner or treatment to seal in moisture. Use weekly in place of your regular cleanser, or as needed to get your curl groove back.
Water (Aqua, Eau), Lactamide MEA, Glycerin, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Limonium Gerberi Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Panthenol, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxyproplytrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-11, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

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DevaCurlBuildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum
 
4.2

(based on 63 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (48)
  • Gentle (37)
  • Improves hair health (32)
  • Adds shine (25)
  • Great smell (25)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (9)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Dries hair out (5)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (52)
  • Thick hair (16)
  • Fine hair (7)
  • Oily hair (7)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (35), Wavy hair (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (24), Product junkie (24), Survivalist / minimalist (14)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

Great product!

By Yo

from Salinas, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly

Cons

  • Doesn't Lather Well

Best Uses

    Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

    I use once each week to revitalize my wavy curls.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    1.0

    gross

    By Danielle

    from Lubbock, Tx

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Lather Well
      • Greasy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

        I used it once, and my hair was oily, so I though maybe I didn't wash it out well enough, so I tired it a few weeks later, and really made sure I would get it all out, by dividing hair up and rising it, but nope, makes, looks, and feels like you haven't washed your hair in a week, so gross!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Luna

        from Laramie, WY

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

          I love the Deva Curl products and have been using them for at least 10 years!
          Never had any issues, they are wonderful!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          2.0

          Unimpressed

          By Courtney

          from Columbia, MD

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair

          Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

          I bought this to rid my hair of build up from old products containing silicone and sulfates, but it was ineffective. My hair feels oilier than before and I don't think it was worth the price at all. Also I have to wonder why DevaCurl created a "buildup buster"...is this them admitting that their products leave behind buildup?

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          2.0

          Dried my hair out......

          By Julie

          from San Antonio TX

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

            Cons

            • Dries Hair Out

            Best Uses

              Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

              I can say this does strip hair as it claims, but unfortunately leaves it very dried out in the process. Even after a rich in-shower conditioner, leave-in, and letting my hair air dry it looks fried and much frizzier than usual.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              loved it!

              By pfcoalla

              from San Antonio, tx

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Improves Hair Health

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

                  it says to use it instead of shampoo, I used it after shampoo and before conditioner. DOES remove build up! my hair wasn't frizzy anymore! loved it

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  4.0

                  Love these products

                  By Gil's girl

                  from Houston Tx

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Great Smell
                  • Improves Hair Health

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

                    Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

                    Like the way this product get rid of build up in my curly hair. I don't use a traditional shampoo, I use a devacurl conditioning cleanser.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love!!

                    By RC

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Hair Health

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Thicker Hair

                      Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

                      I'm trying to step away from shampoo all together and focus on cleansing and conditioning my hair -- my hair is super thick and curly -- and this is amazing. I had a better run the second time because I knew what to expect but my hair was super clean and soft. I follow up with a masque or deep conditioner and it's perfect every time.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair
                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy again!

                      By Whit

                      from Dallas,TX

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Thoroughly
                      • Gentle

                      Cons

                      • Greasy

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Thicker Hair

                      Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

                      I have always had an issue with getting my scalp really clean when I wash my hair. I've tried many products and home made stuff and nothing seemed to help. This is the first product I've used that I noticed that my scalp was much cleaner and less flaky after the first use.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      not what I expected

                      By office hermit

                      from MN

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Thoroughly

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Lather Well

                      Best Uses

                      • Oily Hair

                      Comments about DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum:

                      First, I didn't realize that this was a serum cleanser; so, that was new. I did still try it but I did NOT like that you have to apply it directly to the scalp. I guess I'm just stuck in my lifelong routine of squirting product into my hands first, applying to my head, and getting a good lather. Buildup on my roots is not my problem. Buildup on the rest of my hair is my problem. My roots were squeaky clean......the rest of my hair (which is uber thick, coarse, and wavy) was not clean at all. I ended up using shampoo anyways. I'm planning on returning it.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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                      • Q:

                        Will this product get out dimethicone build up?
                        Asked on 6/19/2017 by Sassy from Tx

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It will remove product buildup, hard water or environmental stressors.

                          Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used on kinky, curly ,thick, 4c textured hair?
                        Asked on 6/12/2017 by Curly gal from Nashville,Tennessee

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Build Up Buster is great for any and all hair types!

                          Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Will this product remove dimethicone build up?
                        Asked on 6/12/2017 by charlie from Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Micellar Water attracts dirt like a magnet to gently remove buildup from the hair and scalp.

                          Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good to use for those who swim to remove chlorine and other build up on the hair?
                        Asked on 6/11/2017 by LaTasha from Indiana

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it's great for after swimming!

                          Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Can you put this product on your scalp as well as your mid-lengths and ends or avoid the scalp altogether?
                        Asked on 4/16/2017 by Kristin from Las Vegas, NV

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You can apply Build Up Bust to your scalp. For best results using Build Up Buster, on wet hair, use the pointed tip to target the scalp. Massage all over, and work it through the mid-lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to follow with a DevaCurl conditioner or treatment to seal in moisture. Use weekly or as needed to get your curl groove back.

                          Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Can you use product such as gel after using this
                        Asked on 4/14/2017 by Jb from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For best results using Build Up Buster, on wet hair, use the pointed tip to target the scalp. Massage all over, and work it through the mid-lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to follow with a DevaCurl conditioner or treatment to seal in moisture. Use weekly or as needed to get your curl groove back. You may style as usual.

                          Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Can you use this product if you have straight hair no curls?
                        Asked on 4/11/2017 by kelly from NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          DevaCurl products are designed to hydrate, nourish, strengthen, and style all natural textures of hair. Our products are 100% botanically infused and contain no harsh sulfates, parabens, or silicones, making our products great to use for any hair type! We have products that can enhance your curly texture to give you more definition as well as products that can give you more fullness and volume.

                          Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Is it safe for color treated hair?
                        Asked on 3/30/2017 by B Clement from Thiensville, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, all DevaCurl cleansers and conditioners are safe for color treated hair.

                          Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Could the Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum replace shampoo?
                        Asked on 3/24/2017 by DirtyMartini903 from CT

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It could once in a while, but its best used once a week or so.

                          Answered on 3/30/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
                      • Q:

                        Do you use this product right after shampoo, before using a deep conditioner? Or do you use this product on dry hair, or hair just wet not shampooed.
                        Asked on 3/22/2017 by ShelShel71 from Lansing,MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Use on wet hair, in place of your cleanser and follow with a conditioner.

                          Answered on 3/30/2017 by Brand Expert from DevaCurl
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