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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.


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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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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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Katherine B.
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5 star rating
This product works great to
Review by Katherine B. on 8 Apr 2020 review stating This product works great to
This product works great to reset my hair and get all the product out.
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1 star rating
caused irritation
Review by Cat on 3 Mar 2020 review stating caused irritation
Caused major scalp irritation, to the point where it felt like my scalp was burning in places. Would not recommend.
Comments by Store Owner on Review by Cat on 3 Mar 2020
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Hi, as with any cosmetic or personal care product, if you have a negative experience (such as itchy scalp) that you think may be related to use of DevaCurl products, you should immediately stop using the product. If you experience hair loss, you should contact your healthcare provider or dermatologist. You can learn more about the safety of our products at
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1 star rating
Caused major scalp irritation
Review by P on 2 Mar 2020 review stating Caused major scalp irritation
I was using this because clarifying is supposed to be a good thing. I noticed that my scalp irritation was getting worse but didn't connect it to these products until I used this product and my scalp was burning in places within a few hours- and it was the only product I had used.

Worse was that after I used Head and Shoulders to calm my scalp down, I realized my scalp was actually truly clean, that the build up buster wasn't removing any build up.

Would not recommend.
1 star rating
Badly irritated my scalp
Review by Ann on 13 Feb 2020 review stating Badly irritated my scalp
I purchased this after thinking I might have build up. I couldn't understand why my scalp was getting so itchy. It was when I just used this and conditioner (no products) that I realized it was this this product (I'd been using the conditioner for 2 yrs w/o issue, the build up buster for only a few months, when I noticed the scalp irriation getting worse.) The last time I used it, I had patches of scalp that felt like they were burning. I cleansed with Head and Shoulders and found immediate relief.

Product was purchased at Ulta.
Candace S.
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1 star rating
Ordered 1 month ago have not received
Review by Candace S. on 26 Dec 2019 review stating Ordered 1 month ago have not received
I made 2 orders on December 2, 2019 received the 2nd order 8 days later but I still have not received the first order, 24 days later. Contacted customer service 10 days ago to let them know I had received 1 order and my intention to send both orders back as they have taken out parabens, sulfates etc. but have replaced them with other toxins (phenoxyethanol, behentrimonium). I was just waiting for order #1 to send them back together. They told me the package was at the post office and I would receive it the next day.

I have still not received order #1 (E35389) and when I go into tracking it is constantly saying it will be on its way as soon as DHL receives the package. The new update says I will receive it Jan 2, 2020.
They want me to review an item that’s in the order but the tracking site says it hasn’t received it and has been saying that for over 2 weeks. If indeed they are ever going to send it I do not understand why as I’ve already contacted them and told them I do not want it anymore and if I ever do receive it, it will be going straight back.

They did send me a return label for my second order (E32590) and I sent it back last week but I have not heard whether they have received it or not and my credit card has not been reimbursed.
I cannot be reimbursed for order # E35389 until I either receive it (so I can send it back) or they cancel the order but as of right now it is in limbo. 😡
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