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Buildup Buster

Micellar Water Cleansing Serum

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Why You Need It

Sometimes you just need to start over with a clean slate. This deep yet gentle cleansing serum helps you do just that when your curls are weighed down by buildup from products, hard water, or pollutants. Formulated with powerful micellar water technology, Abyssinian seed oil and jojoba, it helps remove buildup to leave curls soft, bouncy and shiny.

Stylist Tip

Devachan stylist Lynette

“I love to use Buildup Buster to remove any product buildup and then follow with one of our treatment masks to give curls a mini makeover!”

Lynette, Devachan Jr Stylist

Dermatologist Tested - Non Irritating label and No-Poo Original bottle

Dermatologist Tested

We know that curl and scalp health require expertise grounded in science.

This label verifies that our products are dermatologist tested and confirmed to be non-irritating.


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how to use

When you feel like your curls have lost their mojo, use Buildup Buster in place of your regular cleanser for a reboot!

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Everything your curls need, and nothing they don't. Because we know curls.

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Dermatologist Tested — Non-Irritating

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Key Ingredients for Buildup Buster

Abyssinian seed oil

Abyssinian Seed Oil

Known to moisturize and boost shine

Micellar water

Micellar Water

Known to gently remove impurities

Jojoba seeds

Jojoba Oil

Traditionally used to help soften and condition hair


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Beth R.
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Surprisingly great for dry, damaged hair!
Review by Beth R. on 18 Dec 2020 review stating Surprisingly great for dry, damaged hair!
Because my hair has always been dry, I was afraid to try a product called Buildup Buster--sounded like it would strip what little moisture my hair does have. I'm SO glad I tried it though! I use it once a month and my waves are shiny and bouncy. I've heard the talk about people's hair being damaged by various Deva Curl products, but I have to wonder if maybe they're not getting buildup out occasionally. If anyone's hair was going to start falling out, it's mine and my hair has quite literally NEVER been in better condition.
Alicia D.
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Helpful product!
Review by Alicia D. on 15 Aug 2020 review stating Helpful product!
Buildup buster is really helpful for removing buildup of products, especially at the crown of my head. It helps me to feel so much cleaner after shampooing and also to help with detangling.
Casiphia W.
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No good.
Review by Casiphia W. on 13 Aug 2020 review stating No good.
No good.
Jennifer Z.
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5.0 star rating
Works great!
Review by Jennifer Z. on 13 Aug 2020 review stating Works great!
Really cleanses all the build up from products. Leaves my scalp feeling fresh and light!
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It doesn't do much
Review by Alexandra on 13 May 2020 review stating It doesn't do much
I use this whenever I feel like I have build up because I have the bottle and always hope "maybe this time it'll work." Honestly is works about as well as when I take the time to scrub my scalp for a long time. My scalp is still dry as hell, and flakey. Plus it doesn't improve shine further than my regular no-poo and original conditioner routine.