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Red Alert: Someone Forgot How to Wash Curly Hair

It has come to our attention that some people have confused Buildup Buster with leave-in oils used on dry hair.


Guys, no. Just, no.

Listen up.

Buildup Buster, Micellar Water Cleansing Serum.

Cleansing Serum.

Cleansing. Serum.

Yes, it is called a serum. This describes the products TEXTURE.

But it is for cleansing.

What do you do when you cleanse? You wash. With water.

If you leave Buildup Buster in, you will not be a happy camper.

Seriously. Your hair will not be happy. At all. This is a no good, very bad idea.

So how do you use Buildup Buster?

Start on wet hair. SOAKING WET HAIR. I’m talking Rachel McAdams crying in The Notebook wet.

Why?! Because using it on dry hair will lead to greasiness and stickiness. Ew.

To apply the product, use the needle-nose tip to target specific areas on the scalp, or apply the product onto your hands and work onto your scalp.

Then just like every DevaCurl cleanser ever made scrub it on, scrub it off.

I cannot say this enough, rinse your hair. Rinse. Rinse. Rinse. Scrub. Scrub. Scrub.


Otherwise Buildup Buster and all of your buildup, is just sitting on your scalp. Your curls will look and feel heavy. That’s not cute. Not even a little.

Then, follow up with your favorite DevaCurl Conditioner. I repeat the next step is conditioner. It is not another cleanser.

Buildup Buster is a cleanser.

Why would you clean your hair twice?! That’s a waste of precious DevaCurl resources!!

To recap, you get in the shower and you:

Step 1: Wash your hair, with Buildup Buster and rinse out.

Step 2: Condition your hair. Use the DevaCurl conditioner of your choice.

Step 3: Style your hair.

That’s it.


Also one last thing: use Buildup Buster once a week, no more than that. It’s a treatment cleanser. That means it’s super strong. You wouldn’t do a baking soda and apple cider vinegar rinse on your hair every time you wash it. So you shouldn’t use Buildup Buster every time you wash it.


Any questions?!



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