Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
I was NOT expecting this to work. My 17yo son who is biracial (blk & yt but he looks Mexican. Hispanic ppl come up and speak Spanish to him bc they think he's Hispanic.) had big spiral/ringlet curls when he was younger. After years of neglect bc he is a boy that doesn't care, his curls turned to a poofy wavy blah. It's been like that for several years now. But is more noticeable to me now that he's wearing it longer on top. I saw this and wondered if it might bring his curls back. So I switched his shampoo on him. HIS CURLS ARE BACK. it's only been a week! And as I said, he's a 17 year old boy who, I assure you, doesn't do anything else to his hair but wash it and comb it. We didn't do anything but switch to this shampoo and BAM. within a week his beautiful curls are back. This stuff is legit. If you're wanting to get your curl pattern back this will do it and is worth the crazy high price.
That price is high though. Idk how long I'll keep buying it bc of that. I highly doubt he will keep buying it as an adult at this price.
But. It DOES work.
OH and his hair does get oily faster. But that's kind of to be expected considering this isn't a SHAMPOO shampoo. That's part of the point of this cleanser to people that don't have oily hair types. So it's to be expected.
I got a sample of this shampoo and the conditioner with an Ulta order recently, and I have to be honest, I'm really torn about this one.
So I used both one afternoon, and after I towel-dried my hair just long enough that it wasn't dripping water everywhere, I put it in a bun and forgot about it for a couple hours while I did some cleaning. When I actually remembered to look in the mirror, I was seriously in awe of how good my hair looked. It didn't enhance the curl much (loose waves are natural for me, I've never had tight coils or cute spirals, so if you do, just know I've always been jealous of you), but dang it was soft and frizz free!
Full disclosure: I gave up the blow dryer like 6 years ago, so my hair is pretty healthy now and it dries nicely with nothing but a little Biosilk. But I even forgot the Biosilk after that shower and I was stunned by the result.
However, after that day, I learned about all the people who have irreversible hair damage that is allegedly caused by some of the ingredients used by DevaCurl, and even though it seems they've reformulated the recipe, the company doesn't seem to be accepting or even acknowledging that the product might have been harmful at all, and as far as I've seen, has no intention to even look into the claims, much less apologize.
So even if the new formulation is safe for long term use (which we can't know, until research has been done to isolate what was harmful in the previous ingredient list), I really wouldn't want to risk my hair on the chance that they might have fixed it, and I also really don't want to support a company who treats their customers (and even their influencers and brand ambassadors) with such disregard and dismissal.
So while I can't say that this product is awful, I also can't give it the endorsement that I wish I could, and would, if this was based solely on the way my hair looked after using it.
Ksr from Chicago
I've tried many shampoos during my journey to restore my curly/wavy hair. This shampoo paired with the conditioner did a fantastic job. Right out of the shower my hair feels soft and the curls are stronger. My hair even looks and feels hydrated during the dryest midwest winter days.
Save your money, do not buy! from Santa Barbara, CA
I bought this product for my daughters who have curly hair. I started to use it as well because I've always had frizzy wavy hair. It made me realize I actually have curly/wavy hair which is a pro about this product. Shortly after using it I noticed that my hair has been falling out a lot more than normal shedding. I run my fingers through my hair after the shower and it falls out, I'm squeezing out the excess water and it falls out, I was starting to worry until I realized it's because of the shampoo.
Katers from Austin, TX
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dagoberto from CA
I received this product complimentary from devacurl in exchange for my honest review. I apply this on my hair and it smells very nice. My hair is not frizzy and looks very nice all day. This cleanser helps with regaining the texture and moisture of My Curls. My Curls look more healthy and they are definitely more curly.
Riose.arq from Calexico, Ca.
This was gifted by DevaCurl. The smell is amazing, I really love it, my new favorite cleanser, my hair looks more healthy, shiny and less frizzy. You just have to use a little and that's enough. Recommended
Street16 from Southern IL
I was gifted by DevaCurl this cleanser. I have tried this a few times. It does have a very perfume like smell too it, nice but too strong for my liking. It makes my hair and scalp feel clean but I'm not sure it does anything more than what I already use at a much lower cost. My hair feels very soft but it doesn't seem to do anything extra for my curls and my hair seems to be more frizzy than before.
Vanessa from Hesperia, CA
Loved complimentary from
"Devacurls" curlbond mild lather cleanser". It really got my curls bouncy! Wish I had tried it with the conditioner I think it would've made my hair softer! Overall good! Would recommend it but use with the conditioner!
Missnikid from Odum Ga
I received the Devacurl curl bond complementary from Devacurl and love how it made my hair look and feel. I have dry and damaged hair but the Devacurl had it looking better in one use. I love the fact that my curl is back and my hair looks like when I was 10 years younger.
Nicole from San diego, ca
This conditioner is absolutely amazing. It left my hair soft and bouncy. Some conditioners leave my hair hard, but not this product. My hair was feeling soft and amazing. I would recommend this to anyone with curly and frizzy hair. Gifted by DEVACURL
Ciera from Dallas, Texas
I received this product complimentary from DevaCurl. I have pretty damaged hair due to Brazilian blowouts and various treatments. I have been trying to get my curls back. I have only used this once so far as I like to alternate it with a dandruff shampoo, but I truly love the concept. I do think my curls had more structure when I used this as opposed to my regular shampoo and I can't wait to see if there are long term benefits!
Alex from New york
You are able to visibly see the difference in your hair as you wash with this product. When I place it on my hair, I instantly saw it start to curl up, you saw the difference in my hair afterwards it was curlier and felt softer. Really like how two pumps cleansed my whole head with medium amount of lather would definitely recommend.
LisaMM from Florida
After using my Recoiling mild lather cleanser for over a week now I have felt my hair texture has improved and feels softer than before. I hope if I continue to use it my split ends will improve as well as my damaged curls, but for the meantime my hair does look and feels healthier than before. I was given this product complimentary from DevaCurl.
Miumiu from IN
This product is gifted by DevaCurl does help improve strength of my damaged hair which impressed me a lot. Based on its price I think it is great value and works fun.
I also enjoy the scent and I am very likely to buy it in future.
StarBurns from Chicago, IL
So happy I discovered this brand. My curls needed the cleanser that wasn't too harsh on my hair os that didn't strip my curls. This mild cleanser was just what I needed. It made my scalp and hair feel so refreshed and clean . Complimentary from DevaCurl
Leti from Springdale,AR
I was gifted by DevaCurl and ever since I have been using this product for a week now my curls have really came back and look healthy I absolutely love this product my curls were really damage and now my curls look better than ever !
Sely g from Pittsburgh, pa
Okay so I have super frizzy dry curly hair and I've been on a hunt for a good shampoo that won't strip my hair!! This shampoo, that I got gifted by devacurl, not only smells amazing but it's super gentle on my hair which I can appreciate!! The only issue is the cost!! It is kinda pricey!!
Bob-love from New Jersey
CURLBOND™ Re-Coiling Mild Lather Cleanser was gifted by DevaCurl. I really love the scent of this wild lather cleaner. It's amazing and definitely soften my dry and damaged curly hair. It's easy to produce lather and make my hair clean. I only used a few time so far so I am not sure if my curls were enhanced. But I am to see the results after more uses.
Bub614 from Kinston,NC
I use the rinse out application method and it works really well. Kinda on the pricey side though.
Caliweirdo3 from Ventura
Received this complimentary from DeVaCurl for my honest opinion. At times it was great, but on a couple of occasions it left my hair super frizzy and dry looking, but soft. I think it may be because I didn't have any other products in the same line to use in conjunction. Hope to be able to pair it with its follow up partner soon and have better results.
Cassie from PA
I have had the chance to use this product over several days time. On my first day using this shampoo I did not notice a difference. However, after using it several more times I noticed my hair felt way shiner, smoother and healthier overall. It lathers a little bit but did not feel overly harsh. One critique I have is with the bottle. It can leak a little if you do not make sure it is tightly closed. I was able to try this product complimentary from DevaCurl in exchange for an honest review
ashleyna37 from Davenport, IA
This product was gifted by DevaCurl in exchange for my review. This CURLBOND Re-Colling Mild Lather Cleanser is perfect for my coily hair. My hair has the coily pattern to each strand, so having the right cleanser is a must. I love that it is not overly bubbly and not to thin of a consistency. I spread it throughout damp hair and scalp and work it through each strand with my finger tips. It begins to lather almost immediately and does a great job of cleansing after only one use. My hair feels full and healthy and my coils stay in tact. Overall, this is a great cleanser for coily hair.
ele from milwaukee, wi
received this complimentary from DevaCurl for my honest review. I was so excited to try this. My hair goes frizzy very quickly and can be hard to manage after a shower often needing to use leave in conditioner. The scent of coconut was amazing but unfortunately this didn't live you to my expectations. It was like I didn't use conditioner at all
Yoan from Chicago
I received this complimentary from DevaCurl. I really loved the way it left my curls. It cleaned my hair and scalp while helping retain my curls and moisture! I love how soft and bouncy they are, as well as the smell! It lathers well and the bottle doesn't take up too much space.