Deva Curl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum Review

Micellar Cleansing Water is well known in the beauty industry as a gentle cleanser used to remove makeup. The Micellar water has micelles (or tiny molecules that contain oil) They are supposed to attract dirt, oil and draw out any impurities without stripping the skin. I use this cleansing water to remove eye makeup the brand I use is by Garnier its cheap and it does the job without irritating my eyes or skin.

When I heard that Deva Curl (a brand made for curly hair) was coming out with a  Build Up  Buster Micellar Water that removes buildup from your scalp and hair without stripping or drying; I was intrigued. I received a few samples with my last Sephora purchase. (I don’t use shampoo to cleanse my hair I use a cleansing conditioner, Deva Curl No-Poo Decadence which I absolutely love. Periodically, I will do an apple cider vinegar rinse to remove build up from my scalp and hair (4 parts water one part apple cider vinegar) which works great, leaves my scalp  clean, my hair shiny and its super cheap BUT if it gets in your eyes it’s a wrap WHEW!

DevaCurl Buildup Buster $28

I divided my hair into 8 sections I then wet each section with a spray bottle (outside the shower) since the product has a “nozzle” it is very easy to distribute the product onto my scalp I massage it in and down the length of my hair. The product is clear with a very faint scent, the consistency is very slippery.  Because it has so much slip, I was able finger detangle each section easily. After I completed each section I rinsed my hair in the shower (this product takes the place of your shampoo or cleansing conditioner when you need a deeper cleanse to remove buildup). My hair felt smooth, my curls were more defined and my hair felt super soft, my hair felt clean and looked shiny but not stripped. I deep conditioned and styled my hair  in a wash in go that seemed to last longer with less frizz and more definition.  I have used this product 3 times and each time I was pleased with result. I will only use it once a month to remove any product buildup.  I liked it so much I  purchased a full size. I highly recommend this product. Deva Curl products are sold at Ulta, Sephora online, and DevaCurl’s website.

Would you use micellar water for your face or hair? What do you use to cleanse your hair?


  1. Joyce Riley
    May 5, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Wow never hear of this. I will try this on my oldest granddaughter”s hair. My hair is so short not sure it’s worth it on short hair or is it?? Thanks for keeping us informed in so many ways! Love you Niecy!

    • Karen's Essentials
      May 5, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Hey there! I never thought I had an issue with buildup since I use mostly gels for my wash n goes but I do use oils/butters to seal my hair. I think its ingenious to clarify your hair and scalp without stripping or drying it out! I think it’s worth a try even with short hair.

  2. Geraldine Fowler
    May 5, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Hey Karen I really liked your article on clarifying the hair without stripping out of all it’s naturals. I use shea moisture Detangler to moisten my hair after “washing” it; but when I go to physical therapy I’m sometimes embarrassed by the oil in my hair. What can I use to moisten my hair but won’t leave feeling oily ?☹️

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