With their innovative, gentle blend of dirt-grabbing molecules, micellar water changed the game a few years back. Fast forward, they're now everywhere — including in our hair products. Enter DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum. The permutation goes beyond buzz words. This is as a hybrid product that's upping the game on standard protocol clarifiers — in other words, this guy is probably going to change your curl routine for good.
Just like how micellar water whisks away dirt and oil from your skin, the Buildup Buster functions similarly on your scalp, without the stripping impact that shampoo can add. It's the best of both worlds for curly hair, sincea clean scalp essential for hair health, yet dealing with dry hair after removing build-up can be the absolute worst.
The brand recommends it as a shampoo alternative, but it is loaded with Abyssinian seed oil and jojoba oil to condition strands, and the pointed tip targets the scalp well enough that you could use it in place of the normal "styling serum" step as well. But, DevaCurl does suggest following with conditioner or treatment to seal in moisture, so go your own way. It's all about figuring out what works for you.
All in all, it's an interesting, fresh spin on clarifying cleansers. If you've found alternatives like apple cider vinegar too harsh and cleansing conditioners not up to snuff, the Buildup Buster is a happy medium.
The Buster's recommended schedule is the only standard thing about it, with the brand advising only weekly use (à la most other curly-intended shampoos).
It is DevaCurl's M.O. to create products that fly for all kinds of curl, and the Buildup Buster follows through. Intended for everything from straight hair to tight coils, the cleansing serum works wherever dirt and grime exist. TBD if it'll replace my dry shampoo, but I think it's worth a shot.
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