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DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler Review

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DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler Review

Ashley March 22, 2018

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler for test and review purposes from Influenster. However, my opinions are 100% my own. The purpose behind this article is to provide you with the facts needed to decide whether or not this product is for you.

As some of you may know, I am an African American Woman. I have 4a-b kinky/curly hair and hair care is incredibly difficult to say the least. See the chart below for reference to the various curl types.

Picture Credits: Glamour.com | By: MAUREEN DOUGHERTY.

I wash my hair once every couple weeks and I typically shampoo once or twice with Cantu and condition for around 5 minutes, also with Cantu. While conditioning my hair, I take a wide tooth pick and attempt to detangle my hair. It’s such a hassle and very painful. Not to mention tons of breakage.

DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler is meant to be applied to your hair before the shampoo and conditioning process. You wet your hair and apply the Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler to your hair in sections. Then take a wide toothed comb or pick and work your way through your hair starting from the bottom and working your way up to the root. DevaCurl’s Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler works almost instantly to soften, hydrate and strengthen your hair against breakage. This product is marketed towards all curly hair types.

It’s Claims

I pulled the product claims from DevaCurl’s official website and they will be “quoted” for emphasis.

DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Detangler claims to: “give easier detangling sessions so you can spend time doing things that matter. It is formulated to instantly give slip & shine, while strengthening hair to reduce breakage.”

It’s key ingredients are:

  • “Saffron flower extract increases suppleness and shine
  • Pracaxi oil adds slip and provides silkiness to hair
  • A natural sugar-based technology strengthens hair to resist breakage”

Complete Ingredients:

“Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Allantoin, Betaine, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydroxypropylgluconamide, Hydroxypropylammonium Gluconate, Lactic Acid, Polyquaternium-37, Capryl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).”

It’s Fragrance:

The scent of praxaci is soothing and warm

Personal Pros

I have ALL good things to say about this product. Ya’ll, this product is a LIFE SAVER. Washing my hair has never been so easy! Sure, it still has it’s kinks, but adding DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler into my hair care routine has made the whole process so much easier. Instead of spending unnecessary time trying to detangle my hair while conditioning or styling my hair, I just add DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder before the rest of my routine and the excess time I would have spent detangling my hair is no longer a concern.

The product’s texture is between a watery and a creamy consistency, and has a light floral scent. I actually really enjoy the floral scent and find it comforting. It reminds me of the high quality products that my hair dresser would use on my hair in the past and find that the scent reminds me of those times.

What really get’s me about this detangler though, is that it actually works. I have so many detangling products, most of which are sprays or spritzers that claim to detangle hair but never fully deliver. I have never had a product wow me from day one like DevaCurl’s Pre-Cleanse Detangler has. I am so excited to continue to use this product and I will most definitely be purchasing it for future uses. I am also really looking forward to trying out other DevaCurl products which I would love to review if there’s an interest.

I’ll insert a few photos from when I tested this product for reference. Also quick disclaimer, I am wearing a towel in the last 3 photos, they have been cropped.

Top Left – This is what my hair typically looks like. Up in a pony tail, always screaming for moisture. This was, of course, before applying the Pre-Cleanse Detangler

Top Middle – At this point, I’ve taken my hair out of the pony tail and you can see that I am in no way able to run my fingers through my hair.

Top Right – Now, I’ve wetted my hair and am still unable to run my fingers through my hair.

Bottom Left – Ive got the DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Detangler in my hair. It’s been about 2 minutes since I’ve applied it and I am able to run my fingers through my hair with very little catch. (The photo cut out my fingers)

Bottom Middle – this one was taken seconds after the previous one. You can see that the Pre-Cleanse Detangler has left my hair soft, silky and moisturized beyond belief. You can also see that my curls are more defined. These are results I don’t normally get from my normal shampoo and condition routine.

Personal Cons

The only con that comes to mind when I think of DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Detangler is the price. The Pre-Cleanse Detangler retails at $28 which can be quite an investment, especially when you’re used to detanglers under or around $10.

So If the price is the deciding factor for you, it may be hard to decide. However, I would consider myself to be one of those people but I will gladly spend the $28 for this detangler.

The Verdict

DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Detangler is the real deal. If you’re in the market for an amazing detangler that not only detagles your hair but moisturizes and stregnthens against breakage as well, this product is for you.

If you’re interested in purchasing DevaCurl’s Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Detangler, it is available for purchase from these retailers.


Ulta Beauty


21 Y/O college senior and woman Of God. My mission is to spread hope by sharing the Love and Word of Jesus Christ authentically with the world!

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