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DevaCurl Set it Free

Brand: DevaCurl

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Set It Free offers the extra help to hold, define, de-frizz and hydrate your precious locks.

3.5 (110 ratings)

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Set It Free separates and secures your curls with 24-48 hour moisture lock holding power.

Best of the Best: 2010


Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’abeille), Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ceteareth-20, PVP, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum)

Ingredient Attribute: Paraben Free
Silicone Free
Sulfate Free
Cruelty Free

Styling Tips

Spray and scrunch on wet or dry hair to re-activate curls.

May be used in conjunction with our DevaCurl Angel.

Also a great product to use to seal the ends of your curls, twists, and braids.

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by ruchama3313 (Type 2a) on 11/12/2015

    Devacurl's Set It Free is a staple in my house and at work. I use the product everyday and find it especially helpful to calm the frizz during the day. I live in a very humid climate and my hair may look good when I leave the house, but the minute I step outside, it frizzes as it absorbs the wetness from the air. Set It Free helps me defrizz and it gives body to my wavy curls (2a-2b). I hoard the product and have some at work and some in each bathroom at home!!!!

  • 3

    Posted by kfoley228 (Type 2b) on 07/22/2015

    Didn't really notice any more definition in my 2b/2c curls and waves, but did reduce frizz. Did weigh down my hair if I used too often. Much prefer AG curl trigger. Will use it up and will not buy again.

  • 5

    Posted by alldaymicg (Type 3c) on 07/06/2015

    This is great for refreshing a wash and go. It smells like skittles, but the scent is light. It has a milky texture that you should rub in. If not, it might sit on the hair depending on how much product you applied during the initial styling session. I'd recommend it and I've repurchased several times already.

  • 5

    Posted by AWildcraft (Type Unkown) on 06/23/2015

    This is my second order of the 3 oz size, and this small bottle easily lasts me 4 months. I have a patch of really course, low porosity hair on the crown of my 4a / 3c head and two or three spritzes of this worked in after my leave-in, before my cream and styler really helps it retain moisture and keep frizz at bay. It's also a great refresher spray when I'm working a third day wash n go.

    When getting to know this product I made the mistake of spritzing until my hair was damp, which left a really weird, filmy feeling on my hair. A little of it worked it does wonders!

  • 5

    Posted by pollypocket8 (Type Unknown) on 05/08/2015

    An absolute must have! I have 2b fine, thick, long hair that craves moisture and definition. I use this after I put in my aloe gel- conditioner concoction when my hair is wet and scrunch with my hands or a t-shirt. It gives me the hold and definition my curls/waves need and perks them up on day two!! I always spritz some into my hands to apply it rather then spraying it directly onto my head and when it dries I have non-crunchy, shiny curls. I recommend this product for those of you fighting frizz and limpness, Let the battle be won!!

  • 5

    Posted by kfoley228 (Type 2b) on 03/12/2015

    LOVE THIS! My 2b/2c wavy curls really responded well to this as a 2nd day hair refresher. Didn't weight my hair down, no stiffness and no frizz!!! Just lovely wavy curly hair with no loss of fullness and even a bit of shine. Woke up to gorgeous 3rd day hair that only needed finger combing. Some of the ingredients I'm not too crazy about, but this is the first refresher that does exactly what I want, without heavy perfume. Am considering asking Santa for a case of this in my stocking at Xmas. Kinda pricey for a small bottle, but for me, worth it!

  • 5

    Posted by Mei (Type 2b) on 02/13/2015

    I really do like this stuff. The No Poo and One Condition are garbage for my hair and cause me frizz and dermatitis so I swore off Deva products for quite some time, but decided to try a small bottle of this stuff on a whim. This mist is ideal for SUPER FINE, DENSE 2b hair (I have LOTS of hair on my head, but it's all fine!). Coupled with apple cider vinegar as a conditioner (the only thing light enough to give me 2c curls), this stuff works well to tame most of my frizz and encourage curling on my canopy, which of course is loose 2b because of the weather. I live in a cool, damp climate (south west Canada - Vancouver Island) so frizz is the enemy all year round. On top of the physical goodness of this product, it has a great, light scent that lingers pleasantly for several hours after drying.

    FYI - If this is causing you buildup - You need to use less of it and not spray near your scalp. It's meant to encourage formation of curls and hold curl without a heavy crunch - The Mist-er Right is for using near the scalp.

  • 4

    Posted by hbomb9410 (Type 3a) on 04/30/2014

    I put this product to the ultimate test: when I went in for a cut last week, my stylist, who always gives me a great discount on Deva products, was out of AnGel and Arc AnGel. I was totally out of gel at home, so I had two choices: go to Ulta and spend almost twice as much for gel as I would with my stylist, or wait a few days until her shipment came in. I opted to suck it up, save some money, and wait to buy it from my stylist, which meant I had only Set It Free to style my 3A hair with. I was shocked to discover that when my hair dried, I was not left with electrocuted clown hair or limp noodle hair. I live in a hot climate with humidity that can go from bone dry to tropical jungle within a couple of hours, so this was no small feat for Set It Free. I even managed to get some second-day hair out of it! Recommended.

  • 1

    Posted by SereneCurls (Type 2c) on 04/26/2014

    This didn't do much of anything for my hair. Didn't help with frizz, provide definition or hold. Worse than that, it gave me buildup and I had to clarify to get rid of it. Hardly anything builds up for me, so this was bad. Less importantly, I hated the smell. It's way too strong. Thankfully I was able to return it. I've learned my lesson ;no more products containing bees wax.

  • 3

    Posted by jd1234007 (Type 2a) on 03/17/2014

    This product is mediocre. It did help with frizz a little bit but definitely not as much as I had hoped it would. Rather than that it didn't do much else, I didn't notice more shine or increased definition. This product is pricey and I would not repurchase because it's not worth it in my opinion.

  • 4

    Posted by angels_choir (Type 3a) on 02/24/2014

    I have 2c/3a Puerto Rican/Italian, hair, normal porosity on most of it, with a few spots are low-porosity. Set It Free works best on first day hair, in cold, dry climates (I live in Virginia). I've been using it as a setting spray this winter after I cleanse, put in my leave-in conditioner, and mousse. I prefer soft fluffy curls with medium hold, and after my hair dries I can scrunch out the crunch, and get just that. As long as I put on a shower cap and sleep with a satin pillowcase, my hair can last up to 4 days with this product!

  • 5

    Posted by neinii (Type 3c) on 01/19/2014

    I have 3c curls. I like what this product does to my hair - but I do not like the smell of it. I feel that this product is best if you spray it onto your palms and then work it in to your hair - rather than just spraying it straight into your hair. Unfortunately, I can't find this product in Norway.

  • 0

    Posted by elvinwitch (Type Unknown) on 01/18/2014

    I was recommended this but it made my hair dry. A new hair dresser asked what i was using since my hair was so bad. Usually people say i have very healthy hair. It took a week plus to get my hair back to the way it was. It also smelled strongly of chemicals. I didn't even finish it and threw it away something i never do. i have 3d curls.

  • 1

    Posted by makewaves (Type 2c) on 01/04/2014

    GROSS! Hated this product! I have 2c/3a hair thats very thick and porous and this stuff felt like i sprayed pure liquid sugar into my hair. Given it does smell like skittles it felt like this concoction is really made of a bag of melted skittles. Left a gross film on my hair that just built up spray after spray. Only getting 1 curl because its not possible to give no curls. Super disappointed! Come on Devacurl I expected better!

  • 1

    Posted by locksley412 (Type 2c) on 10/16/2013

    Eww Eww Eww. I'm so bummed because this product had such high reviews but it was Terrible on my hair. I feel like I sprayed cotton candy into my hair. I didnt even use that much and my hair feels sticky and oily and gross

  • 5

    Posted by Salonciseaux (Type 3b) on 10/01/2013

    This product is amazing! Using only DEVA for 30 days will transform your curls! They will be more defined and controlled..Getting a Deva cut really helps as well. If you live anywhere near Central Florida, please call us to get you started on the Deva system and cut!
    Salon Ciseaux

  • 5

    Posted by lovemycurlgirl4 (Type 3a) on 09/23/2013

    Love! LOVE! LOVE!! I use once my hair is just starting to dry after I already conditioned and put my gel in. Only a very small amount on the top of your curls. DO NOT USE ALOT AS IT WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR CRUNCHY!!! FOR NEXT DAY PERFECT CURLS, first I use my mister mister spray and soak my hair. Then I spray a very small amount of set it free on the top of my hair and scrunch. DO NOT USE SET IT FREE TO SATURATE YOUR HAIR AS YOU WILL END UP WITH CRUNCHY HAIR!!!!!

  • 3

    Posted by JessiiLeighh (Type 3a) on 08/29/2013

    I use this on dry hair mostly, on my second day curls. It seems to tame some frizzies, but sometimes I can't tell if the main reason I use it is because of the deliciously amazing skittle smell.

  • 5

    Posted by JennyLynn (Type 3b) on 08/11/2013

    This stuff is amazing!!! The trick to this product is to use it to scrunch out curls once the gel cast is set. Love the smell too!

  • 5

    Posted by JennyLynn (Type 3b) on 07/16/2013

    This is a great product. I rake it in my hair after I applied the Leave in conditioner and finish with a gel. My curls are shiny and well defined. Second day hair looks great!! Will buy again!

  • 5

    Posted by stylist94 (Type 2b) on 07/04/2013

    This is a great frizz controlling product that works best when mixed in with a gel. This product gives a great hold with a cocktail of products. The only thing to be careful of is that it can get heavy for people with looser curls like me. You only need 1-3 pumps for a whole palm full of gel. I love this on girls with 3a-c and 4a-c curls.

  • 5

    Posted by Pumpkin72 (Type 3c) on 06/30/2013

    I have 3c/4a hair and I love this stuff. It locks in the moisture in my hair and because my hair is dry I have to apply it after t-shirt blotting my hair from the conditioner. If the product is used correctly then you will notice a difference in your hair, So, let me explain something to you lovely ladies that is interested about this product and have not tried it yet but want to try Set it Free Moisture lock. This product is mad for those who have DRY hair. The way to use this product is one co-wash your hair buy using a no poo, May I suggest DC no poo or L'Oreal Ever curl conditioning cleanser. Next, follow it will a conditioner. Pay attention to how the conditioner makes your hair fell. The conditioner should make your hair feel soft, full of body and fluffy. Then t-shirt dry your hair by squeezing the water out of your hair. Them apply the DC set it free moisture lock. But ladies here is the trick to this product.
    The first time you spray this product it will be a little sticky but don't panic. When your done spraying add some water to the product because it is thicker than most of the leaving in conditioners out here on the market. Make sure you leave enough room to shake the product up. You will keep doing this until you get down to about 1/4 of the bottle left and add just a little water to the product. You will find that the product is not sticky and it will do what it is suppose to do which is hold the moisture in your hair. The very last thing you want to do before adding any other products to your hair is to do the porosity test. For those ladies that don't know what that is let me explain it in short. Pull a piece of hair from your head (it does not have to my a long piece) next, place the strand of hair in a clear glass of water and see if it goes under the water without sinking. If it does this your hair is holding the moisture in like is suppose to. If on the other hand it does not go under the water then I would suggest changing your conditioner because your conditioner has silicone in it and not allowing you hair to absorb the product in to the hair shaft. Make your research your ingredients ladies because that will make a world of difference on how your hair respond to products. Always do the porosity test on your hair even when you purchase new products.


  • 2

    Posted by ChristinaKrantz (Type 3b) on 05/13/2013

    Wasn't highly impressed by this product whatsoever. I saw absolutely no difference in my hair after using it.

  • 2

    Posted by Prispicacity (Type 4c) on 01/29/2013

    I don't really favor this as a refresher since it makes my coils shrink more than I would like and as a moisturizer, even a light one, it's really not moisturizing enough for my. I wish I had found the right way to use this for my hair, but I haven't yet. It may just work better for other hair types.

  • 1

    Posted by RedPersianKitty (Type 3a) on 11/17/2012

    After using this stuff off and on for several months and trying it using different amounts, it always left my hair feeling like a sticky crunchy mess. I have fine thin naturally curly hair and will never purchase this again.

  • 5

    Posted by dianemary126 (Type 3a) on 10/06/2012

    i am addicted to this smell!! i use it after the b'leave in and angel on wet hair and it gives my hair such added shine

  • 4

    Posted by gresancia (Type Unkown) on 10/03/2012

    3c hair. I like this product very much. I spray it in my hands and crunch it through my hair. I do notice I have to diffuse it a bit before I go outside, otherwise my hair just ends up a big frizz ball. However, when it works, it works wonders.

  • 2

    Posted by lovelife2012 (Type Unknown) on 09/29/2012

    Ok, I know a lot of you like this product however for me it did not work well. I have my hair cut and my stylist is a Deva Curl professional so I thought ok lets give this try...... Terrible left my hair sticky and hard had could not wait to wash it . I don't like feeling product in my hair that makes my hair feel dirty and this is exactly what " Set it free" did ... I wanted to be set free and wash this stuff out. Sorry Deva Curl just not for me..... I have fine hair but curls up pretty well no enhancer needed..

  • 4

    Posted by BeautyBotanica (Type 2c) on 05/24/2012

    In conjunction with the AnGel, this stuff has done wonders for me over the dry winter. It clumps my curls together giving it great definition. I apply it when my hair is sopping wet, then apply AnGel and then use a t-shirt to lightly scrunch out extra moisture. This product does not work well on dry hair AT ALL. I give it 4 curls because of its limited ability. It doesn't seem to do much for my in the humid spring/summer or in conjunction with other gels.

  • 3

    Posted by kaw5234 (Type 3b) on 04/12/2012

    This product is okay but nothing special. I have used it in to ways:

    1. Applied on my hair soaking wet followed by the Arc Angel gel.
    -This gave me soft, defined shiny curls.

    2. On dry hair a second day as a curl refresher.
    -This application gave me white flakes and buildup.

    For the price this product isn't really worth it. I have used better products for half the price. I will not repurchase this product in the future.

  • 4

    Posted by Wendyruby (Type Unknown) on 03/20/2012

    I have extremely fine curly hair. It's so fine when there is a piece on my arm I'm not sure if it's a cobweb or a strand of hair!
    THEN: I originally used this when my hair was DRY and BAD things happened! None of the curly girl pipe dream promises in the Deva product description occurred (hold, define, defrizz, hydrate). It somehow managed to do the complete opposite and actually left my hair in tiny knots. It wasn't a good look!
    NOW: I was about to recycle the full bottle when I figured I'd give it a whirl on soaking wet hair and wowza what a diff! It does a STELLAR job at hydrating/defrizzing & does NOT leave my hair crunchy. I use some Angel over it w/ great results.
    As if curly hair isn't high maintenance enough, I think we fine haired curlies have a shorter list of acceptable products because our hair is soo fine - but if you use this when your hair is soaking wet you'll have much better results. Hope you haven't already tossed your bottle! :)

  • 3

    Posted by seamelody14 (Type 3a) on 03/15/2012

    This is ok. It's fine on wet hair but on dry hair it's sort of "meh". I mean it's alright but I have much better products. It does smell delicious though. I'll definitely use my bottle up on wet hair, because it makes it soft and shiny, but won't repurchase because it's nothing special.

  • 5

    Posted by Wavyshibby (Type 2c) on 01/19/2012

    This stuff is amazing! It smells like Skittles in a bottle, I can use it on wet and dry hair with no problem. On wet hair its moisturizing and curl enhancing, on dry hair it reduces frizz and adds shine while making the curls bouncier. I can't wait to try this stuff in high humidity, I think it will be perfect for that.

  • 5

    Posted by KandiKurls (Type 3c) on 12/13/2011

    love it.!!! the smells a little intense but i've gotten used to it. i use this as a curl booster and love the small bottle size that I can carry with me on those humid days when my hair needs constant revival.

  • 2

    Posted by wholelottalove (Type 3a) on 12/08/2011

    I though this would be great because it's one of the highest rated devacurl products on here, but it's not. On wet her it doesn't do anything at all. I suppose it's a little bit moisturizing but definitely not enough. On dry hair it doesn't refresh or remoisturize, it just makes my hair waxy and dirty feeling, even if I didn't use any other product. I guess I'll use it up on wet hair but it's pretty much just skittles scented water.

  • 5

    Posted by dcoleman (Type 3b) on 12/06/2011

    Love, love set it free! its keeps my curls well hydrated for days! It has truly changed my outlook on my curly hair.

  • 4

    Posted by quietwar (Type 3a) on 11/26/2011

    If the entire Deva line were actors in a movie, this was Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon. All the other guys were playing bad cop, robo cop, and terminator, frying, tazing, and shellshocking my hair. This creme was a good sport, and relieved most of the dreading problem when only using this and One Condition. The only thing is that I don't think I was able to use this to it's full advantage for how much better my hair could be moisturized with an excellent conditioner. I had to apply this product twice a day - but it leaves me with superb 2nd, even 3rd day hair most times. It leaves my hair soft and touchable, but hard to detangle in the shower which I think is mostly a problem with One Condition. It gave me just the perfect spirals & waves I could ever want buuuut I could use a bit more shine. It didn't weigh my hair down terribly, I was able to leave clips at the roots of my hair for 15 minutes as it air dried & trusted that it wouldn't drop. This is also the best 2nd/3rd day curl refresher I've ever used. I also unscrew the spritz cap & pour a quarter size amount 3 different times as I scrunch my hair with it so it gets used up faster than it's intended I think.

  • 3

    Posted by CurlyGurl8 (Type 3b) on 11/15/2011

    I am definitely going to try what the previous reviewer did because I had the same experience with this stuff. Even on my wet hair, I used it after the ArcAngel gel, and it made my hair sort of frizzy and waxy. If you're still getting these results after using it, I would just recommend scrunching some One Condition after the gelling process. Either way, DevaCurl products ROCK!

  • 4

    Posted by debbah (Type 3a) on 09/30/2011

    First I hated this, now I love it. I first tried spritzing this on dry hair, and it made my curls feel awful, like they were waxy and dirty. Was about to give up on this product but then read the reviews out here and decided to try it BEFORE gel on soaking wet hair, and it works AMAZING! I put 3 spritzes into my palms then scrunch into soaking wet hair, and follow with Angel and my regular routine. Works GREAT - enhances curl, gives definition and clumping and great hold.

  • 4

    Posted by danzel215 (Type 3c) on 09/18/2011

    i thought it worked pretty good for what it says its suppose to do which is refresh you next day curls i used it and i liked it, i think it would work good for any curl type really, however i don't know if its important to mention that i used it on a next day braid out and not on my natural curl pattern just yet

  • 1

    Posted by amandafuson (Type 2a) on 09/15/2011

    didnt work with my daughters bi racial dry, frizzy, curls. her hair looks worse now then before. her hair is sticky feeling i think from the gel.

  • 5

    Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type 3a) on 09/08/2011

    Set It Free seems like it was made for my 2c/3a very dry hair. It's 105 degrees here today and I spent the morning running around town doing errands with my daughter. When I got home my hair was the spitting image of Tina Turner's on her Private Dancer album in the mid-1980s. Tina can wear anything, not so much. I spritzed my straw-like fuzz with Set It Free, scrunched. Instantly, my hair jumped into waves and curls, and it feels shockingly soft. It's not even clumping together, it's just sitting nicely, looking relatively sane. Set It Free gets my daughter's (Tina Jr.) hair in line right away too. Set It Free smells like lemon-lime punch, and I like it. I smell it only when I'm spraying my hair, though, and I don't smell it on my hair or around my head at all. My hair seems to drink it up, and the moisture transforms my hair.

  • 2

    Posted by cityrain (Type 3b) on 09/03/2011

    I only used this twice before returning it. I see why some people like the fruity-candy smell but it lingered around my head all day. As someone before me said, I'm not in high school and I don't want to smell like Jolly Ranchers. Left my hair a little sticky, but I would have played with it more if the smell didn't bother me so much. I see why some people like it, but I will not buy this again.

  • 5

    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type 3b) on 08/14/2011

    When I first tried this, I really did not like it.... it seemed too heavy for my hair. This summer, my hair loves it! Smells fantastic too!

  • 5

    Posted by Oddestbird (Type 3a) on 07/01/2011

    I really like this stuff. It smells fruity like skittles bit I don't mind. Put it on wet hair and my curls dried with definition and were frizz free.

  • 4

    Posted by awhitenight (Type 2b) on 06/15/2011

    Works pretty well for me!

  • 4

    Posted by GinaMarie3 (Type 3a) on 04/18/2011

    I really like this stuff! It gives my 2c/3a curls softness and shine :) It's not too great on dry hair and I use it with AngeL and find that it works best that way, but its an AMAZING finishing product and really holds style well without being crunchy or gross! Also the smell doesn't bother me too much but I love flowery/fruity scents so that may be why :P

  • 4

    Posted by strawberrycurlie (Type 3a) on 04/13/2011

    This product is great for adding a bit of fluff to my hair for those days when I prefer a softer look. It does not work well as a finishing product for me as it tends to promote frizz but I like to use it with gel for added hydration. The smell is pleasant and light but as a sensitive redhead I’d prefer the use of essential oils for scent rather than fragrance. I love the botanical ingredients in this product but there are also ingredients I’m less than thrilled about. Overall, it’s a nice product to have around when I feel like a style change.

  • 1

    Posted by princessy_ringlets (Type 3a) on 04/07/2011

    Pointless product! It is the One Condition in a spray bottle. Again, there are better products out there who do wonders and without the ridiculous price tag

  • 1

    Posted by jessebaby7 (Type 4a) on 03/11/2011

    I was looking for a curl refresher (still looking) but anyway I don't like it left my hair greasy and stringy like, not moist.... I even tried it on wet hair and same thing plus alot of frizz!!!

  • 4

    Posted by curlyV (Type 4a) on 01/10/2011

    This product is excellent for refreshing 2nd to 5th day wash and go curls (KCCC). I only gave it 4 curls becaus it doesn't work very well on dry hair, seems to cause frizz on twist outs.

  • 2

    Posted by amberlaine (Type 3b) on 12/01/2010

    Left my hair feeling strangely gummy with no noticeable frizz reduction or softness. Smells exactly like Skittles. Do not like.

  • 4

    Posted by SarahZmina (Type 3a) on 11/23/2010

    I actually really like this product. I found it worked a lot better than the AnGel. I don't actually spray it on my wet curls. I paper towel dry my hair after I've left some of the Deva OneConditon in my hair. I put about a tablespoon in my hands, flip my head over and finger comb it in. I find it really defines my curls and leaves them soft and moisturized. If I need to bring them back to life the next day I just use the "Mist-er Right" and they bounce back great!

  • 3

    Posted by Logy (Type 3a) on 09/04/2010

    I struggled with this when I first got it. I sprayed it on wet hair after adding gel and then sprayed it after hair dried. Left my fine 3a hair feeling heavy and dirty. Next I left out the spray when it dried. Better. After reading other reviews I tried spraying it into my hands and patting into the wet canopy after gel. Much better and seemed to control frizzies. Now the only time I use it on dry hair is if a section of hair has dried a little frizzy. I put one-two sprays in my hand and pat on the frizzy parts. Works very well that way, but not any better than doing the same thing with coconut oil. Now I use it for on the go in my purse but stick with coconut oil at home.

  • 2

    Posted by jamieaugie (Type 3a) on 06/24/2010

    I hate the smell of this product, so I'm really reluctant to keep using it. Unfortunately, you seem to have to use it with the AnGEL in order to deal with frizz.

  • 2

    Posted by rudy1910 (Type 3a) on 05/28/2010

    It's an OK product. Didn't really do much, but didn't hurt either. People say it smells like Skittles and some seem to like that but I'm not 5 years old. Who wants candy smelling hair? I'm throwing it out (reusing the bottle) for one of a 100 other products that won't make my hair smell like a high school girl.

  • 5

    Posted by Fusilli66 (Type 3a) on 05/07/2010

    This is a true staple in my hair care regimen. I see a lot of people don't like the smell, but I really do like it. I use it two ways - both on dry hair. First, I spray it on my roots by my part and around the crown (spraying under the hair) to keep my roots lifted, like hair spray. Secondly I spray it into my hands, emulsify and slather around the canopy. It smooths away any frizzies and flyaways and leaves a nice finished sheen. It dries nice so I don't feel that producty and keeps my hair nice all day.

  • 1

    Posted by EponaBlackhorse (Type 3a) on 04/22/2010

    Didn't do anything for my hair. Left it feeling sticky and producty.

  • 4

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type 4a) on 04/20/2010

    A good, soft hold styling aid/conditioner. If you have dry to very dry hair, use a leave-in prior. It also controls frizz. I gave it 4 curls because of the price.

  • 2

    Posted by Naturalista (Type 3c) on 04/13/2010

    It's a below average refresher that doesn't lend moisture and leaves my hair feeling a tad plastic/waxy like.

  • 5

    Posted by wendi.wendy (Type 3a) on 04/09/2010

    I waited til I was finished with my first bottle so I could give Set It Free an honest review...and my daughter and I LOVE IT!

    We both use this product daily. I personally love the smell, and it never leaves our hair greasy.

    My daughter sprays it on her hair before she scrunches in her gel. I use it differently -- after I plop and take my hair out of the towel, I spray Set It Free along my part, then a couple squirts into my palms, rub them together and scrunch it through my hair. Then I let my hair air dry.

    It really helps calm frizz and sets the curl with no crunch or fake feeling. Love it!!

  • 5

    Posted by fourpeass (Type 3a) on 04/08/2010

    I’m in the minority here but I LOVE this stuff. I used to let my hair dry completely before scrunching out the crunch but an hour or so later it would look frizzy and flat. Now, I let my hair air dry about 95% of the way through, spray 4 pumps of Set it Free in my hands and then SOTC. The curls keep their shape and the frizz is under control now. I’m not crazy about the smell but I find it goes away eventually.

  • 2

    Posted by lvlinz (Type 2a) on 04/08/2010

    I really can't say much good about this product because I returned it after using only 1 spray. I am not usually sensitive to any scents but I found the scent of this product ridiculously fake. Like putting jolly ranchers in my hair. It also left my hair a little greasy in the place where I applied. I sprayed into my hand first and then ran through partially dry curls.

  • 5

    Posted by curlylia (Type 3a) on 03/28/2010

    I love this product. It's a great finishing product that I can layer over other products to give that final touch. It also revives next day hair and kills the frizz by providing shine. Best way to us it is to spray it on your hands and scrunch. When sprayed directly on curls it is bit sticky.

  • 4

    Posted by pandora4bn (Type 3a) on 03/15/2010

    I love this product. I like the smell. It works great with Devacurl anGel, I have received many compliments. Set it Free is great for defrizzing on windy days and on humid days.

  • 2

    Posted by afdurkin (Type 3b) on 03/08/2010

    I did NOT like the smell of this product at all - normally, after a while you won't notice a scent but I could still smell this the next day. While the product did keep my hair looking nice, it did not feel nice at ALL, it felt like straw, not crunchy but kind of sticky and dry feeling. I washed my hair (with a low-poo) the next day and I could still smell it - it did not wash/rinse out very easily. I tried a light spritz after washing and diffusing to see if it was just a quantity issue and it was a bit better but I still couldn't stand the smell. I got the sampler pack and I liked all the other Deva products but I'm glad I didn't buy a large bottle of this one...

  • 2

    Posted by curlynoey (Type 3b) on 03/07/2010

    I'm not sure this product did anything to my hair. I didnt like it too much.

  • 3

    Posted by MissCurlGirl (Type 3a) on 03/06/2010

    Didn't feel like this did anything for my hair. After reading some of the other reviews I will try it again on wet hair before AnGell to see if that will work for me too.

  • 4

    Posted by CurlieTop (Type 3a) on 02/16/2010

    At first I'd spray it directly on my hair after waking up in the morning. I was left with defined but flat curls that were very product-y and felt gross and sticky... and I hated the scent :b But then I read the reviews below and tried spraying it on my hand first and then slathering it on... THEN I got all of the definition and shine, without the stickiness. Now I definitely can't go without it, especially since I shower at night and need a quick "morning-after" definer. IMO this is much better than Mister Right for 2nd day hair. I still hate the scent (I really would rather not smell like candy, thank you very much), but I'm getting used to it ;)

  • 3

    Posted by tali81 (Type Unknown) on 02/13/2010

    i haven't tried this product, i'm just writing this review to comment on something i noticed.
    the fact that the 3oz. bottle is $7.96 and the 6oz. is $17.95 doesn't make sense. why would double the amount (3oz. vs. 6oz) cost more than double the price? the 6 oz. bottle should cost $15.92 (the 3oz. price times 2) or even a little bit less. if not, why would you choose the big bottle instead of getting 2 small ones? or am i missing something?

  • 4

    Posted by rrrosie (Type 2c) on 02/06/2010

    This is a nice holding or setting spray that is also moisturizing. Contains ingredients like beeswax so people with fine or limp hair will probably not enjoy this. I only gave it 4 stars because the scent is overly strong.

  • 5

    Posted by ShirleyCurls (Type 3a) on 01/31/2010

    Gives my fine 3a curls excellent moisture when scrunched in soaking wet hair following AnGel. An HG for 2nd day hair- gives me THE BEST 2nd day hair when I spray a couple pumps on my hands and very lightly run them over the canopy/ends. Be careful about using too much, though, as that can make your 2nd day hair stringy.

  • 4

    Posted by mslittlelala (Type 4a) on 01/28/2010

    I use it every 3 days AFTER spritzing, conditioning, and moisturizing with MELTED shea butter. I spray it into my hands NOT all over my head. Then I slide it down my twists. I shake around a little and I'm good. The smell is nice NOT bothersome at all. It keeps moisture in for about 3 days on 3c/4a hair.
    Let me say I really like it, but I'd use an oil before paying 17 bucks. I got mine on ebay in a lot.

  • 5

    Posted by shellynot (Type Unknown) on 01/17/2010

    There is nothing like this product--its great! Provides shine and light hold and frizz protection, smells great. I use it before defusing.

  • 1

    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type 3b) on 01/14/2010

    I have tried to use this product several different ways, lately. When I used if first time, it was on dry hair, and I used only a few spritzes and it was super sticky. Then I tried it on my wet hair, with less stickiness, but when the day went on, it got gummier and gummier. I then followed someone's recommendations and used it with the Arc Angell, just spraying a little in my hands and using it to scrunch the curls. Nope... this is not a product for me... it is far to gummy and sticky to make my curls feel good and stay nice all day. I will not buy it again.

  • 3

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  • 5

    Posted by blackfoothair (Type 3a) on 05/12/2009

    I love this product! I agree with the other reviewer who said it smells like skittles! It smells awesome and is very easy to use. The spray is even and instantly makes my hair feel more conditioned. I have really dry hair and asked Shari what to use. She said this is all I need for a styler. She was right!

  • 4

    Posted by mamayogini (Type Unknown) on 04/07/2009

    Love this for second or third day hair, especially after sleeping. It revives my 3b curls and clumps them back together in no time! Two things that keep it from being 5 stars - my hair definitely has to be shampooed afterwards - I can't go another day after using much of this, or my hair feels sticky and matted; also, I'm not wild about the scent, which reminds me of Alka-Seltzer cold medicine. It's perfect for a hair reviver, though, so I will definitely keep using it!

  • 3

    Posted by marie.l (Type 2c) on 04/01/2009

    smells GREAT, like skittles but didn't notice any significant differences in the frizz dept.

    awesome hair scent refresher.

  • 2

    Posted by 2lovelyhair (Type 3b) on 03/09/2009

    This product didn't add value to my style. Made my hair feel gummy and sort of wet. Tried using it a couple of different ways but no noticieable improvement in style or manageability.

  • 5

    Posted by sAiCnTg52 (Type 3a) on 03/08/2009

    I love it it makes my hair sooooo soft and touched up my curls when i didn't shower.

  • 5

    Posted by qimissung (Type 2a) on 02/27/2009

    I just got this in the travel size today with the other products, AWESOME!!! I put it on my hands and scrunched it in wet hair and then Angell and it worked!! I have spent 2 weeks trying the CG method and had mixed results, but now my curls look great!! I will be getting the full size of all Devacurl.

  • 4

    Posted by kira1413 (Type 3b) on 12/18/2008

    My stylist gave me a great Deva cut and then styled my 3b hair using this and ArcAngell. They worked great together. I had used this before with very poor results, but she told me, "sometimes the directions on how to use a product aren't exactly 'right.' " Basically, she experimented with the product to find a use that would giver better results.
    Instead of using as a finishing or even a 2nd day spray, she sprayed it onto my wet hair, then scrunched in ArcAngell, then blotted dry with paper towels. My hair never looked better!

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 09/13/2008

    Ok, so I used to just spray this product on my hair and it did not work very well. I saw what other people were saying, and I tried spraying it on my hands and then scrunching it into my dry hair on the second day. Voila! hair magic. It defined my curls and wasn't sticky or stiff. I left them feeling soft and moisturized. I think I am going to start using it before my gel (love FOTE!). The fragrance isn't my fave which is why I gave it only 3 curls.

  • 2

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 09/06/2008

    The first thing I noticed about this product was its overly perfumed scent, so strong that it made my eyes burn. It also felt a bit gummy after my hair dried. I didn't want to pitch it out, so I diluted it 1:1 with water and the effect was much better. Needless to say, once it's gone, that's it for Set it Free.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4a) on 08/05/2008

    This works well to revive next day curls. It makes them shiny and refreshed. I love the yummy citrus scent. I pump a little in my hands and scrunch it into my hair for better distribution. You only need a little to get results.

  • 1

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 07/30/2008

    3B hair
    Maybe I'm using this wrong, but it just doesn't do anything for me. I was hoping it'd cut down on frizz. Nope. I've used is as a last step on wet hair, and I've used it on dry hair, and still nothing.
    It was a waste of money.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 07/08/2008

    I really like Deva a lot! this product is pretty good - I like it with the gel, they seem to work real well together. it's pretty light but too much can get crunchy...has a great scent, very light!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 04/15/2008

    Wonderfull!!this smell is amazing!!I love it

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3a) on 04/12/2008

    GREAT product for those days you don't want to wash your hair, but revitalize the curl. You can't just spray it on, you've got to scrunch/shape the curl. With my recent short cut (from 11 in. longer), this is a lifesaver :) Not sure it would do the trick with my "old long hair" though.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 03/17/2008

    Wonderfull!! simply put.

  • 5

    Posted by Adoralhm (Type 3b) on 01/05/2008

    Great product, another DevaCurl winner. It helps with thick 3B hair in extreme humidity.

  • 5

    Posted by Wiggilyhair (Type 3a) on 11/12/2007

    Wonderful product! I like to use it on dry hair to make my hair behave all day. Italso can magically bring my curls and waves back to life if I'm having a bad hair day. A little goes a long way on my fine hair which makes this a good buy. I prefer it over Curl Keeper for locking out frizz.

  • 5

    Posted by FrizzBgone (Type 3a) on 11/10/2007

    This product is the only one in this line that I am really happy with. You don't need a lot and it works really well. It is great to boost up your curls mid day. I also like to use it to hold my curls.

  • 5

    Posted by rose (Type 3a) on 06/14/2007

    i love set it free! i think it is how you use it, i started using it a year ago, only on dry hair. while i loved what it did for my hair, i hated the smell. now i no poo, then one condition, and leave in a lot of one condition, then blot dry my hair, spray in set it free, then style. it curls my hair, keeps frizz away, my hair is soft, curly and shiny. i think cutting down on other products and using it on wet hair made all the difference.

  • 5

    Posted by suburbanbushbabe (Type 4a) on 05/07/2007

    This is truly a unique product. I rub a few sprays on my hand with Blended Cutie Soft Curls & Swirls to unscrunch, stretch or otherwise "finish" my dried curls. I use in the same way on 2nd day hair to help revie the texture and fluff it out and soften it. It's great stuff.

  • 4

    Posted by kurlee (Type 3a) on 01/04/2007

    I would have liked this product so much more if it didn't smell TOO STRONG. Gives me a head ache.
    Great little spray though. Gives the curls bounce and extra curl. Didn't work too well with frizz for me.
    But that smell..It had to go.
    Well worth a try!

  • 2

    Posted by Darby (Type 3a) on 01/01/2007

    I won't repurchase this because it doesn't do anything for my hair. It doesn't do anything bad - just nothing.

  • 2

    Posted by LavenderCurls (Type 3a) on 09/15/2006

    This is an okay product for me. Not totally bad but not something I think I'll get again. I use it for smoothing down surface frizz and it does help to scrunch it in for frizziness after your hair is dry, but it depends on what products I've used. With some products it leaves my hair feeling producty. Love the scent - like apple jolly ranchers! I'd buy it alone for the scent!

  • 2

    Posted by liv2dance4 (Type 3b) on 08/18/2006

    i'm with Ringlet above - not sure what the fuss is about?! Definitely leaves my hair sticky and smells weird in my hair all day - like orange flavored baby asprin. There are better finishers out there with less stickiness and for less money!

  • 5

    Posted by curlyleilani (Type 3a) on 07/10/2006

    Absolutely love this stuff! A few squirts on my hands, scrunched into wet hair before applying AnGell, makes all the difference in the world! Then, on completely dry hair, scrunch in a few more squirts for shine, extra hold, and getting rid of the crunch. I didn't believe that anything could go onto my dry hair without making it stiff, but this did. A little goes a long way... too much can get sticky. It smells heavenly, too. I adore this product!

  • 5

    Posted by petitfox (Type 3a) on 05/16/2006

    This is a HG styler for me! I use it in damp hair, on dry hair and for 2nd day curls. Whichever way, it adds shine, hold and keeps my curls from frizzing... it even tames the trickiest spots. I love the smell and the versatility! I just have to make sure I never run out of this one.

  • 4

    Posted by michelle (Type 3b) on 05/11/2006

    Very unique. A great, light finishing spray. A little goes a long way.

  • 1

    Posted by Ringlet (Type 3a) on 05/01/2006

    I didn't really like the scent & it didn't do anything for my curls except leave them feeling very sticky.

  • 5

    Posted by beachblondewavie (Type 2b) on 04/29/2006

    this smells amazing and works even better. it's a super creamy spray i spray in my hands and apply to my hair as the last step of my styling. the frizz factor without & with this stuff is like day and night. helps enhance my waves too. i also use it after my onc mister rightmix spray on 2nd day hair. i wish it came in bigger bottles!!!!

  • 2

    Posted by curlylibrarian (Type 3c) on 11/30/2005

    I am a huge fan of DevaCurl products. However,This product did not work for me. I would not buy it again. It left my hair frizzy, waxy and sticky.It smelled really good though.

  • 5

    Posted by lunacurl (Type 3b) on 11/25/2005

    I no longer need another styling aid!!! It's a miracle! Thank you Devachan for this perfect product. It holds curl without being stiff or crunchy. I apply on soaking wet hair after generously conditioning with One Condition and have amazing results. This is my HG!!

  • 5

    Posted by urbancurl (Type 3b) on 08/23/2005

    Been using this about 3 weeks now and just ordered another bottle. I love it! I use it on my hair while it is wet after I give OC a little rinse. Then I use it again when my hair is dry on any curls that come out frizzy or otherwise undefined. I usually spray it on my hands then rub it in my hair. For 2nd day hair, I spray it onto my pineapple, smooth it in, put on shower cap and shower, and take it down. Great hair days with this! I have 3b/c hair.

  • 5

    Posted by spiderlashes5000 (Type 3b) on 08/13/2005

    I'm still experimenting with SiF, but I'm really starting to love this product...and am relying heavily on it. It always manages to fix my hair mistakes. If I don't put enough gel or leave-in in it or I don't scrunch enough or let it airdry too long or it's overconditioned, and it looks frizzy, puffy, too soft, undefined, too straight or whatever, I just spray this on and scrunch it in...and voila! My hair is shiny and curly and nice. :o)

  • 5

    Posted by lushaholic (Type 2a) on 08/01/2005

    Great product for soft hold and preserving curls for second day hair. It has a nice lime-candy scent, but not overpowering. Will definitely re-purchase!

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