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2C/3A newbie :) DevaCut worth it?

LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
Hello, all! Wanted to know what you think...made my first DevaCut appointment and wondered if you guys have done it and saw awesome results. Do you think it's worth it? Thanks so much!

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  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    I TRIED to get a deva cut. I'd been stalking the before and after pics here for the deva cut and it seems to make a huge difference. In December I went to a hairstylist listed here as a certified deva stylist. She was very nice but I am not sure I'll go back. She ended up giving me something called a "Helix cut". It was done wet, and involved lots of twisting and cutting along the length of the twist. It took almost 2 hours. I've been on the fence about it. It just seemed to me to be a glorified thinning process. I don't like the stringy ends I have now, but it did enhance the curl. I had never heard of this cut when she suggested it and just assumed it was similar to the deva cut. Once she started, I just went with it, mostly out of curiosity. I've since learned its not at all similar to a normal deva cut and it seems to be kind of a controversial technique on some hair boards. Again, I don't hate it but I'm not doing this again. On the plus side, she was very reasonable and my hair does have a bit more curl.

    In fairness to that stylist, I had done a keratin treatment about 6 mo before and the ends were super straight. Since I asked to keep some length ANY cut would probably have resulted in stringy ends. I am still dying to try the deva cut. I'm sure a lot depends on the skill of the stylist. I say do it! Tell us what you think. :-)
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

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    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I didn't find it made much of a difference, but in fairness, I am a wavy, not a curly. The cost was high, the method kind of troublesome (drying soaking wet hair with paper towels= lots of dripping and discomfort).
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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I had a deva cut at the beginning of the year and I have 2c/3a (more 3a now) and I loved it. Its a bit pricey mine was 85 but not too crazy either. I have pictures in my post of before and after pics. He cut it dry at every angle, while standing, and while laying back on the chair. Then he washed and styled it with deva products and diffused. I can see it lasting a year for me so for the price it's a good deal and will be back when I need another cut.
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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! LongLiveCurls, how do I find your before and after photos?

    I am also an English nerd, so I was shocked to see that I mistakenly wrote .."and saw awesome results.." instead of 'seen'. Yikes! Fellow curly English nerds, please forgive me! LOL
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Here is the link. Let me know if it worked.

    http://m.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=154220

    As for the English, it's ok with me please excuse mine since I am not crazy about it lol.
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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    LOVE!!!!!! OMG, now I am excited :). Your curls are very pretty! our hair looks similar in curl, though mine is a bit coarser, I think, and definitely a little bit shorter. Appt. isn't till the end of April, but will post before and after pics. Just started CG method about 1 week/1/2 weeks ago as far as plopping, natural products. Have been letting air dry curly for some time, but was using products that I have recently come to see are no-no's for wavy curlies. curl is changing a bit because of the new methods, so it's not in it's 'settled' state yet.
  • Curlygirl323Curlygirl323 Posts: 51Registered Users
    I just got my first one last week. Top two are after the DevaCut, bottom two are before. The bottom left, my hair is still fairly wet.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1362616815.658826.jpg
    3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
    Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
    Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    LOVE!!!!!! OMG, now I am excited :). Your curls are very pretty! our hair looks similar in curl, though mine is a bit coarser, I think, and definitely a little bit shorter. Appt. isn't till the end of April, but will post before and after pics. Just started CG method about 1 week/1/2 weeks ago as far as plopping, natural products. Have been letting air dry curly for some time, but was using products that I have recently come to see are no-no's for wavy curlies. curl is changing a bit because of the new methods, so it's not in it's 'settled' state yet.

    I'm happy you are excited. I was nervous at first but definitely glad I did it. Thanks, it's always nice to hear someone say that. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right even tho it was mostly the stylist LOL. Can't wait to see your pics I'm sure your curls are gonna look great. I started off more 2c cause of all the damaged but it quickly started to curl more as it got healthier. Don't be surprised if your hair changes curl type as time goes by :) How has plopping worked out for you? I tend to get weird top curls no matter how long I plop for. Trying to see if anyone else is having that issue and if they have found a solution.
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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    curlygirl, so cute!!

    Longlivecurls, I like the plop for moisture and reducing frizz so far. Just can't seem to get the 2nd day hair going the way I want. To be fair, i am shampooing a lot this week with some all natural dandruff shampoo to try to treat it, then more to the co-washing next week :)
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Have you tried the pineappling method? That, along with good styling products, gives me good 2nd day hair. I used to have a dandruff issue too. I tried shampoos for it and they never worked. After starting the CG method and saying good bye to drying shampoos my scalp started to get hydrated and less itchy. Now no more dandruff for me. :)
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
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    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    oooh!! Will see if I have better luck with that than a side pony. Just got a silk pillow case as well. Deep conditioning now with a mix of coconut oil, avocado, almond milk and a little of my daily conditioner and then one more round of the natural dandruff shampoo, and I think that will take care of the dandruff. Then to less pooing in general and more co-washing. I had messed my scalp up badly before with sulfate shampoos and silicone conditioners and leave-ins. it´s getting much happier now! lol
  • Curlygirl323Curlygirl323 Posts: 51Registered Users
    Just make sure you know the difference between dandruff and dry scalp. Dandruff is usually yellow and/or greenish. It's a fungus. Dry scalp is white flakes. Technically you treat them different. Sounds like you are treating yourself for dry scalp, which is likely what you have :) We have to remember to moisturize our scalps along with our hair, and treat them as separate objects, because they are! :)
    3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
    Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
    Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    true... learning and starting to use CG was because of tight, painful, irritated dry scalp from too much washing with sulfate shampoo. What products do you guys use to make sure your scalps are moisturized?
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Just make sure you know the difference between dandruff and dry scalp. Dandruff is usually yellow and/or greenish. It's a fungus. Dry scalp is white flakes. Technically you treat them different. Sounds like you are treating yourself for dry scalp, which is likely what you have :) We have to remember to moisturize our scalps along with our hair, and treat them as separate objects, because they are! :)

    Really??? I guess you learn something new everyday. They sure don't tell you that in hair commercials lol. No wonder the dandruff shampoos never worked. I'm just glad it's not itchy or flaky anymore. Definitely a happier scalp :)
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  • Curlygirl323Curlygirl323 Posts: 51Registered Users
    Yep, a lot won't work. Dandruff shampoos still tend to have sulfates, which we all know can strip the natural oils and greases from our hair. Does the same to our scalp. So by pulling the moisture out, essentially you're worsening the problem. Gotta put oils back in to help treat dry scalp :)
    3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
    Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
    Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    true... learning and starting to use CG was because of tight, painful, irritated dry scalp from too much washing with sulfate shampoo. What products do you guys use to make sure your scalps are moisturized?

    I use Sauve Natural as a RO and DermaOrganics masque as LI/DT. I only shampoo once a week (in between I co wash) with a sulfate free poo from Shea Moisture the curl line. I love their shampoos. They are not drying at all.
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Yep, a lot won't work. Dandruff shampoos still tend to have sulfates, which we all know can strip the natural oils and greases from our hair. Does the same to our scalp. So by pulling the moisture out, essentially you're worsening the problem. Gotta put oils back in to help treat dry scalp :)

    I'm sure a lot of ppl think they have dandruff when it's just a dry scalp since everybody thinks dandruff is white flakes. I have noticed that even tho my hair still gets greasy it's not as bad as before. All those sulfate shampoos dried my scalp to the point that it went hay wire and upped the dosage of oils causing very greasy hair. Now that it's moisturized it has regulated itself and I don't have to wash it as often.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
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    Excited! Much better 2nd day hair after pineappling last night!! Thanks, chicas!!
  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    So pretty! Curls look great!
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

    Current rotation:
    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Looks very pretty. Glad it worked for you :)
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    Yay! Hope it goes as well at my dads house this weekend with his hard water
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I haven't read much about hard or soft water. How do you know what kind you have and does it really make a difference? I never thought to think that the water can be affecting my curls. I would appreciate any info on this.
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    hair strand width: med/coarse
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  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    The cut itself made little difference, but the time she spent styling it and helping me has made a huge difference! She's even there any time I have a question or need to troubleshoot.
    Curly work in progress
    2C with some 3A if all the stars align
    Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
    No sulfates since 2009
    CG since 2013

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    Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
    Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
    Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    ugh.. yes, hard water did not love my curls! LOL Kind of limp today. here is an article about hard water....

    Is Hard Water Ruining Your Curls?

    Used to live in Jax and my hair was so much rougher! Live near Orlando now :)
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    ugh.. yes, hard water did not love my curls! LOL Kind of limp today. here is an article about hard water....

    Is Hard Water Ruining Your Curls?

    Used to live in Jax and my hair was so much rougher! Live near Orlando now :)

    Thanks for the info. It's been crazy for me so haven't had as much time to be on this site as before. I need to read up on this since I will be staying in Hawthorne soon for a wedding. Hope my hair behaves lol.
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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    Yes!! My dad is in Gainesville!! Lol
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    That's close to where I'm going. Do you know any good salons there or if they have curly salons? I'm leaning towards getting my hair done vs doing it myself lol
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • LeahCatherineLeahCatherine Posts: 18Registered Users
    I've never gone there, but looks like Salon Savoy has deva trained stylists ... Can't see the prices for different services on their site. Hmmm...
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I've never gone there, but looks like Salon Savoy has deva trained stylists ... Can't see the prices for different services on their site. Hmmm...

    I hate when they do that now I have to call lol

    Thanks hope it's not too far from where I'm staying.
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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