For All Curl Kind

5 Mistakes You’re Making with Ultra Defining Gel

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ICYMI DevaCurl just released its new Liter sets. $88 gets you a jumbo cleanse and condition duo, plus a styler (all for less than the liters #victory). This year’s kits feature the same styler: Ultra Defining Gel. One product, for all three curl types—yes that’s actually possible. Every texture can use the same product.

How?!

Gel is magical. Duh.

But I’ve tried it before, it left my hair crunchy or white and flakey or stringy.

WELL you probably fell trap to some of the most common myths (*ahem* LIES) of how to use it.

Here, we walk you through the must-know facts to give you perfect waves and curls every time.

P.S. Don’t forget to read to the end, you’ve got a chance to win a liter promo plus a bunch of other amazing prizes!

2016, A Year in Review

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I’m pretty sure the universal consensus is that 2016 was a kind of a disaster.

From Zika, to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, to worldwide political insanity (Brexit, the presidential election, various impeachments) – this was a year of complete chaos.

Not to mention we lost SO many celebrity icons – Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman. My heart just couldn’t take it.

Universe, what happened?!

It seems as though life’s built up.

I have yet to meet a single person who was like YAS, 2016 was my year.

BUT … it’s all going to be okay. Tomorrow, is a brand new year. And today, we’ll enjoy a gif where John Oliver blows up this impossible year:

 

But before we say farewell, let’s take a moment to reflect on the good, the bad, and the frizzy from our devoted, passionate “For All Curl Kind” community this year.

We’ve had our most popular posts:

The puzzling, but fun, holiday calendar.

The post where we shared the curl love to our favorite blogger sisters <3

The video where Lynn Kate showed us how she SLAYS with volume.

The one where Talia inspires us all to rock our grey.

Then there was the one where we sent different curl types to a blowout bar.

Not to mention the piece about your most essential curl tips.

AND there’s been so much more.

We’ve been through a lot together this year, and hopefully, it’s only gonna get better. Cheers to this fabulously loyal curly fam!

If you’ve got ideas on how we can make this place even better, please, share with us in the comments below! This blog is all about you, our community, and we’re here to deliver what you want, so tell us what you want to see!

My Transitioning Story: Kelly Augustine

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For so long, I have given so much power to my hair. I grew up believing that the length of your hair was a gauge for just how beautiful you were. The longer your silky pressed and permed tresses, the more attention you received. With my patchy, knotty crown and round, soft body I felt invisible for a long while. I believed that I never quite compared to the girls with loose curls; I actually convinced myself that I was dull.

Life as a Super Curly Lawyer

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Life as a lawyer has been an interesting adventure.  I wanted to become a lawyer to promote liberty, empowerment, and justice. And I’m beyond proud how far I’ve come.  However, throughout this journey I’ve had to overcome an inferiority complex based off, of all things, my hair.

DevaCurl’s Going on Tour with RENT!

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Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in pumps of SuperCream

Okay, you’re probably confused. Let me back up a bit.

Holiday Beauty Guide

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Tis the season for delicious food, sparkly objects, and PRESENTS.

Guys I really, really love presents. I love buying them. I love giving them. I love wrapping them (I’m a monster when it comes to unwrapping them).

But for some, the task of giving the perfect gift can be quite daunting. Which is why we’ve put together a gift guide for all of the beauty lovers in your life. Enter over 20 amazing treats – perfect for anyone in your life who is obsessed with hair care, skin care, fragrance, or cosmetics. #beautyjunkiesunite

Holiday Countdown 2016

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

It’s December 1st, that means it’s the holidays. Halloween happened, Thanksgiving happened, you can’t yell at me. Holiday mode is ACTIVATED.

Break out the lights, the inflatable lawn ornaments (you love them and you KNOW it), and the pretty wrapping paper.

What’s better than ribbon in 1,000 colors and learning how to tie bows on YouTube? Countdown calendars. You know those things where someone punches out a tiny door and reveals a daily surprise – usually candy. You know what I’m talking about. You fought your sibling over who got to open it each morning.

Well, we like them so much that we’re hosting a digital holiday calendar right here on the blog. It’s like a Deva-holiday party that never ends. Okay it ends after 31 days but we can all pretend.

What kind of surprises are in store over these glorious weeks?

We’ve got giveaways. We’ve got deals. We’ve got special guest bloggers. We’ve got product cocktails. We’ve got SO MANY THINGS.

Be sure to keep up with curly Joneses and check back here every day for a new treat.

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Curl Cocktail Trios

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It is also the time of year for sales. Glorious, glorious sales. They’re everywhere – on clothing, on purses, on shoes, oh and did I mention ON DEVACURL.COM?!

Starting Monday, November 21: Buy 2 stylers (any size) get 1 free.

It’s like the curl gods heard our prayers.

Oh and if you live near Devachan, you can take advantage of the sale their too. I KNOW – this is amazing!

This is your opportunity to stock up on your favorite styling gems and to try new products (and new cocktails) guilt free! Anddddd we’ve got some curly-cocktail inspiration to get you started. You’re welcome. Each cocktail is designed to give you a different result based on your #curlgoals and they’re easy as 1, 2, 3 (because that’s how many products you’ll need).

Our Favorite Curly Bloggers

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*Cues up the Golden Girls theme song*

Thank you for being a frienddddddddddddd, who’s traveled to Devachan and back againnnnnnnn.

Given the time of year, we couldn’t think of a better post than one that thanks our favorite curly influencers. The ones who love Deva, as much as we love them. (And we love them A LOT. This may or may not be a very unhealthy relationship.)

They’ve spent a lot of time (and a lot of SuperCream) spreading the DevaLove and sharing their curly hair tips and tricks with the internet. And we’re telling you all about them because you should follow them. They’re awesome and their hair is FABULOUS.

Holiday Hair Made Easy

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Happy Holidaaaaaaaaaaaays. Happy Holidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays.

Do you hear Bing Crosby in your head yet?

Yes, I am the person blasting holiday music at Deva HQ. I am getting it stuck in everyone’s head, including yours, and do you want to know why?!

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeear!

You know it’s true.

And to celebrate, Deva released three limited edition kits – one for wavy mavens, one for curly peeps, and one for super curly girls. Each one has a very shiny scarf, and if you ever saw it you would even say it glows (okay, I’m done…maybe).

And now, we’re going to show you how to use each kit and how to rock the scarf. We’re going to frolic and play, the DevaCurl Way, stylin’ you for a winter wonderlaaaaaaaand.