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would you bring your own products to a salon?


I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow by a Devachan trained stylist. This is only my second visit, but the first time that I"ll be getting my hair cut dry.
I'm very excited about that part!

However, the stylist will obviously be using Deva products. It looked great when he used them last time, but my hair does not like the products (dry, crunchy hair).

Should I bring my Jessicurl stuff with me...I'm very shy and hate "rocking the boat" I'm sure he understandably won't be aware of how to apply the Jessicurl products-heck, I'm still learning myself!

Should I suck it up, let him go ahead with the Deva stuff, or bring my own? I"m leaning towards just using the Deva products, since everyone there knows how to apply them so well.

What do you think?



  • NeedSleepNeedSleep Posts: 102Registered Users
    If the stylists were going to use non-CG products, i'd bring my own. If they were going to use Deva and I didn't like it, I'd just let them go ahead and know that my hair would be back to normal the next day. :)
    password: wavy
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Before I went to my Deva-trained stylist, I always brought my own b/c the salon used products with cones. Now I just let them use the Deva on me even though I hardly use the products anymore. I would say that if you plan on re-doing your hair the next day anyway, I would let them use the Deva products. Otherwise, if you really are not sure if the results would be good, and you want your hair to look great for the day, definitely bring your own products. Most places have no problem with clients doing that - don't worry about "rocking the boat". Plus, it saves them money since they don't have to use their product on you :D
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    yes i would bring my own stuff a cople of months ago I went for a color and brought all my deva stuff ( why should the care its cheaper for them that you bring your own stuff
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    With a place that uses their own real specific products like deva - I probably wouldn't bring my own. For a place that uses several different product with cones and such, I would.
    When I go back to AnnMarie (she uses deva), I'll let her just use her deva products even tho they are not working on my hair right now.

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • BlissBliss Posts: 125Registered Users
    you could always tell them the Deva products make you itchy, bother your scalp etc if you don't want to tell them that you just dont like them lol

    I always brought shampoo etc to my old salon b/c I was severely allergic to the stuff they used
    fine hair with botticelli curls according to my stylist :)
    currently trialing devacurl low poo, one c and angell
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    Oh yes, for sure if you're allergic to a product! Bring your own.

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • saharasahara Posts: 149Registered Users
    The "what ifs" don't matter. If you know what works, use what works.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    I'd bring my own products. I am picky about what goes in my hair and I'm not going to have someone else put something in my hair that doesn't agree with it. Plus YOU are the customer, customer is always right.
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    It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have
  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    Darby wrote:
    Oh yes, for sure if you're allergic to a product! Bring your own.

    Quite a few people have had issues with an extract in the Deva line that's in the ragweed family. If you're sensitive in that way at all, bring your own.

    But I agree otherwise. Deva-stuff isn't going to buildup/etc (except maybe the beeswax in the Set It Free which still has be skeptical as to its poo-free removal) so the next day, your curls could be back to normal with your own stuff.

    One more thought...quite a few curlies noticed their hair was great in the Devachan Salon with Deva products but not at home. The water at the salon is supposedly not nearly as hard as the surrounding area, so the products may perform differently for you in the salon compared to at home and may be a one-time, pleasant surprise.
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    And at the Deva salon you may find that your hair likes the products.
    They show you how to use them. You may find something you really love.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
    KCNT and KKCC
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I bring Low-Poo and One C to the salon where I get my hair cut, and they are fine with that. I asked if it was OK when I made my first appointment.

    But you said your hair turned out well last time you were there, so even if the Devachan products don't work so well for you at home, you might go along with the salon using them. I don't know if you were thinking of bringing Jessicurl styling products, but to me they are a bit tricky to use properly and I don't know if I would want someone unfamiliar with them to be trying them out on me.
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users

    The last time I went in for my highlights I brought all my Jessicurl stuff for them to use & they were very nice about it.

  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users

    Well, I let them use the Deva products. The assistant put in WAY too much gel-major crunchy hair. It should come out next time I co-wash.

    Thanks for your advice-
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    How did it come out, other than the crunch?
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    Hi Suzen,

    I can't tell if i like it or not. For some reason, I can never decide if I like my haircut until I've done it myself for several days afterwards. (guess I"m weird!) I never like it that day-I hate the "just styled, too much product in my hair" look. The ends are curling better, and I have decent looking curly bangs, so that is a good start.

    Thanks for asking!
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    No, not weird. Not many stylists can fix curly hair as well as we curlies ourselves!

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