Why Does DevaCurl not Kill Body Hair?

In recent months, my Google Alerts have been filled with news related to DevaCurl causing scalp hair loss in women. DevaCurl is a renowned hair care product for women with curly hair. The brand makes shampoos, conditioners, gels and more that are readily available at salons and on Amazon.

Instagram influencers and Youtube celebrities have been at the forefront of the backlash against DevaCurl:

DevaCurl Lawsuit
DevaCurl Hair Loss Lawsuit.

DevaCurl Hair Loss Class Action Lawsuit

Apparently, DevaCurl has damaged the scalp hair of a number of female users of the product. Some have claimed that this is due to a possible change in ingredients in a new formulation. Hair texture changes, dandruff, rashes and frizzy hair are other complaints. In 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against DevaCurl. More details here.

Every couple of years, we hear about hair shampoos, dyes or styling products suddenly damaging scalp hair. Several years ago, a major scandal involved WEN hair products by Chaz Dean (marketed by Guthy-Renker) causing scalp hair loss and irritation. When people get scalp hair loss from such products, I hope that it is temporary and not permanent in most cases.

Why is it Easier to Destroy Scalp Hair than Body Hair?

Whenever I read about hair care products such as DevaCurl destroying scalp hair, I am always 100 percent certain that the same product will never destroy body hair.

I assume that the people who use these hair care products get at least some of it dripping onto their eyebrows and eyelashes. If male, they probably get some of it on their mustaches, beards, wrist hair and hands when applying the product. After washing the scalp hair, some of the product surely makes contact with the whole body during showering.

Yet, I have never heard someone complain about even temporary body hair loss from these products.

DevaCurl and Body Hair

If DevaCurl is destroying curly and wavy scalp hair in some people, why has no-one tried using it on body hair? Curly beard hair or curly chest hair could be prime targets for hair removal purposes with a low-cost product. My guess is that DevaCurl or any other such product will never destroy body hair. Our apelike ancestors disapprove of any further advancement in the naked ape theory.

I have yet to hear even ONE single case where someone has filed a lawsuit or complained that a product damaged or killed their body hair.

Many men complain that certain harsh shampoos are causing increased scalp hair loss. However, these same men never see the same damaging shampoos killing their wrist area body hair. When one lathers the shampoo while washing one’s hair, the product and its residue are clearly in frequent and consistent contact with the wrist region. Yet, how many people do you ever see walking around with patchy wrist and hand area hair?

Note: Make sure to read my post on why men with excessive body hair tend to go bald at much higher rates.

The only way to destroy body hair is via very slow and tedious electrolysis. Or via expensive laser hair removal procedures, which can cause skin discoloration and damage, especially in darker skinned people. Moreover, laser hair removal is never guaranteed to work.

Hair removal products such as Nad’s, Nair and Vaniqa also have weak results despite years of research behind their ingredients. As far as I can tell, most such products act like waxing, and hardly ever permanently remove body hair.


If body hair is so much stronger than scalp hair, body hair to head hair transplants (BHT) make even more sense.

I would love to see much slower and less dense beard growth. One of these days, I hope that there will finally be a class-action lawsuit against some moisturizing cream destroying body hair as a side effect. I will buy the product asap.

17 thoughts on “Why Does DevaCurl not Kill Body Hair?”

  1. Yeah I have always wondered if scientists have studied the differences, it’s the same for hair colour… Beard goes grey/white in 30s while a lot of body hair never does or if it does it’s literally decades later

  2. Intruiged by “Our apelike ancestors disapprove of any further advancement in the naked ape theory.” Could you expand on that thought Admin?

  3. Hello, I am new here. This is completely unrelated, but I just read about qr 678. It’s developed by doctors in India. Have you ever heard of it? What are your thoughts on it?

  4. Not sure if this was posted yet but Histogen and Conatus Pharmaceuticals have merged together.

    Histogen currently anticipates meeting the following upcoming development milestones: File an Investigational New Drug Application Amendment in Q2 2020 and initiate a Phase 1b/2a study of HST 001 for the treatment of male pattern baldness in Q2 2020. Hopefully this makes some head way with getting closer to a better treatment. After one of the users posted about Organ Technologies timeline not looking great (disappointing), I still think they are best ones to crack the code. Maybe there will be a dark horse in this race who will step up and get it done. If anyone knows who that is, please tell them to hurry lol.

    1. I always believed in Histogen‘s technology, but their business decisions were always terrible. I don’t know about Conatus, it sounds a bit fishy to me. But who knows? Anyhow, that is still many years away. They start at zero.

      Please don’t spread false information on the forum, there is no official announcement whatsoever which says OrganTech is behind in their timeline. As a reference a posting of a forum-member who feels OrganTech is behind? Please, that’s ridiculous.

      Every official press releases from the past confirmed a planned „commercial release“ in Japan by 2020.

      J. Hewitt deleted officially, though.

  5. mjone, actually seeing that gives me added hope that we will in fact see the dream of growing hair come true. i have always felt growing hair farms for traditional HT will be a reality. in the interim getting some bump from follica and cellular therapies like exosomes is the bridge to get us there….fingers crossed.

    1. Fingers and toes crossed. Hair farms probably won’t happen for another 20 years but hopefully follica, sm will grow us back real thick dense hair. Something has to be ground breaking results soon.

  6. What is the timeline for Giuliani? They have so many different drugs in the pipeline and also Cosmeceuticals and Supplements.

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