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Styling With Poo…..

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

Yeah…not really a good idea.

For (at least) the last 2 styling sessions, I’ve managed to use DevaCare No-Poo to style my hair…WTF?! Obviously, styling naturally dry hair with shampoo, even a ‘lo’ or ‘no’ poo, is something I’d advise against. So how did this happen you ask?

It would seem that I wasn’t paying attention during my last Ulta trip- I accidently picked up Deva No Poo, which happens to look just like it’s cousin One Condition. After I got home, I immediately took it out of the bag, and placed it on the side of the tub for use. I then proceeded to LEAVE IT IN after washing and detangling…not once, but twice! I kept thinking, “hmm….what is that smell?” The No Poo has a minty smell that resembles a shampoo I keep in the shower, so I chalked it up to that.

Long story short, 30 minutes ago, after washing my hair, and finger detangling with Totally Twisted, I again applied what I thought was DevaCare One to the back left section of my hair. That weird minty smell hit me again, and I looked down at the bottle… and lo and behold, in big bold print, it read “NO POO”.

Reading is friggin’ fundamental ladies! It took my nose to figure out that something wasn’t right. The funny part is that the ingredients are incredibly similar…the first 5-10 are exactly the same. The No Poo is very slippery and definitely doesn’t strip the hair. I highly rec’ it for a light poo 🙂

I guess this explains why my last Twist-n-Curl was short lived…it frizzed out really fast and the ends were dry as the desert by day 2.

Styling With Poo.....
Is not that:
Styling With Poo.....My hair styled with No Poo:

Styling With Poo.....


  • LovintheBlessin says:

    How long have you been making this mistake? Maybe this is the reason the knots weren’t quite working out for you. I was so sad when you gave up in the knot-out because I thought it looked SOO beautiful on you. Maybe you should try it again with the conditioner…..

  • InTransition_RN says:

    Cute story… Honestly I think the manufacturer needs to adjust the labelling because when I purchased these items, I had to double check to make sure I was purchasing a conditioner and not a shampoo… they look too similar!!! Yeah yeah I know reading is fundamental, but how many of us use a quick glance to purchase something based on familiarity as opposed to reading the label?!?! *my hand’s raised!!*
    Your hair still turned out fab, just a lil’ dry, but only to the trained eye Nik!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love DevaCurl No Poo as a cleasner but goodness no a styler ouch lol

  • momo7 says:

    As always, your hair looks stunning to me in this picture. I really cannot tell whether you used one or the other.

    U betta werk dat hair!

  • Suburbanbushbabe says:

    Looks good! You may have stumbled upon something:-D

  • Maria says:

    OMG I laughed so hard! Yesterday I grabbed what I thought was White Rain conditioner well it didn’t take me more than 3 seconds to figure out it was shampoo. Of course I was in a hurry. Luckily I didn’t leave it in my hair for 30 minutes like you did LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    as a nurse manager I can tell you reading the label is key. mistakes can range from “oops, that was close” to “Oh sh*t!” one wouldn’t want to make this mistake with hair color and end up a screaming blonde mess instead of a mellow brown. your hair still looked beautiful.

  • Tina Beanie says:

    I noticed the difference as well in the texture and shine in that photo. I thought maybe you did something different. I nearly did the same thing with the Hello Hydration. I bought the Shampoo instead of the conditioner and of course I saw the difference the minute I poured it into my hand to apply to my head so I rinsed off my hand and got out of the shower to get the conditioner bottle! LOL! Fun times.

  • Butterfly73 says:

    I’ve made the same mistake…but not with Deva. I would lose my mind they are so expensive.
    But I wanted to thank you tho for the Totally Twisted…I bought it and did it and I really like it.

  • CurlyKye says:

    You know I think your hair can do no wrong so….looks mighty damn good to me *hahahaha* Let me stop before you start a new craze…from No Poo/Co-Wash to Lo Poo/Poo Styling *ROTFLMAO*

  • Anonymous says:

    You can definitely tell a difference. It looks dry in this picture and your hair always looks well moisturized. We live and we learn…

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