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Anyone regret their Devacut?

OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
I got a Devacut 1.5 years ago and wasn't very impressed by it. It seemed to cut out most of my curl and left it merely messy looking. I thought it was because my hair was a bit damaged so I waited 6 months and got another Devacut with the same results.

I've grown out mt hair for another year, and I've decided not to get a Devacut but to go back to my old salon which cut curl by curl. I liked my non-Deva cuts better. My hair has never regained its curl and I think layers are not for me.

Anybody else think Deva cuts are not for all curlies?
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,094Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i think because a stylist went to a one-day training and is 'deva-inspired' doesn't mean she can do that cut successfully, nor does it mean she is a good stylist with or without deva cuts.

    i think it's time to find another stylist who cuts curly hair, deva style or not.

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  • JenniKSJenniKS Posts: 203Registered Users
    I ended up being disappointed. After a few days the curls were very stringy and the shape didn't feel right. I ended up getting an inverted bob and have continued to stick with my regular stylist. She does an excellent job anyway.
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    Depends on who I find. Not all deva stylists are the same. My first one was great. Second one was terrible - she actually thinned out my hair! Third one was not so great as she had everything SO un-even! Now my new one - love her so far. She doesn't just cut curl by curl either. My hair is more even but still has great curl formation. After she washes and styles it, she will do some curl by curl cutting if needed.
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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I think it depends more on the stylist than the deva cut. Anyone can say they cut curly hair but few actually do it right. My stylist had great reviews and has years of training. If I remember it was 10+ I think. He was the first in south FL. I love my haircut it doesn't look uneven and it really helped my curls. I say don't worry about the technique so much and just focus on finding the right stylist. As long as you like the outcome and it's what you want (deva or no deva) stick to it. Unfortunately sometimes we have to go through a lot of bad stylist to find the right one. Good luck. :)
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I regretted it because it looked fine when it was curly, but when I tried to blow it out or do a roller set it was very uneven and looked messy. They gave the greatest massage though, but I decided I don't like having my hair cut dry.
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  • never2latenever2late Posts: 20Registered Users
    My first "Deva "cut was not a Deva cut at all - it was cut wet. But I was charged for a deva cut. It was not what I was looking for - but it was a good cut overall. She said she didn't cut dry because clients complained that it was uneven. My second Deva cut was cut dry, and the young lady was very nice and committed to her work - but I didn't like the shape she cut my hair into - very square. And it cannot be worn any other way or blown out. It did curl more though. I regret falling for the hype and paying way more than normal ( and travelling quite a ways) for cuts that did not work for my requirements. I am just heading back to my regular stylist.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    "...regret falling for the hype and paying way more than normal..."

    That's exactly how I felt afterwards. Plus I still can't get the smell of Deva no poo out of my hair.
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  • SuzyQCurlyQSuzyQCurlyQ Posts: 2Registered Users
    I greatly regret mine. I have S'Wavy 2a/2b hair. Before this chopped up hair cut I could wear it in smooth waves, curly or even blow out straight - even tho I could not just let it air dry without touching it up a little with steam rollers for the curly look, I had options.

    Now, I can't do ANYTHING with it except these stupid stringy greasy ringlets. I HATE this haircut and my former stylist said it could take years to grow out because it is so heavily layered.

    How on earth am I going to style this for work?

    My advice to anyone who does not want ONLY curls - DO NOT get a DevaCut
  • SuzyQCurlyQSuzyQCurlyQ Posts: 2Registered Users
    I greatly regret mine. I have S'Wavy 2a/2b hair. Before this chopped up hair cut I could wear it in smooth waves, curly or even blow out straight - even tho I could not just let it air dry without touching it up a little with steam rollers for the curly look, I had options.

    Now, I can't do ANYTHING with it except these stupid stringy greasy ringlets. I HATE this haircut and my former stylist said it could take years to grow out because it is so heavily layered.

    How on earth am I going to style this for work?

    My advice to anyone who does not want ONLY curls - DO NOT get a DevaCut
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,094Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I greatly regret mine. I have S'Wavy 2a/2b hair. Before this chopped up hair cut I could wear it in smooth waves, curly or even blow out straight - even tho I could not just let it air dry without touching it up a little with steam rollers for the curly look, I had options.

    Now, I can't do ANYTHING with it except these stupid stringy greasy ringlets. I HATE this haircut and my former stylist said it could take years to grow out because it is so heavily layered.

    How on earth am I going to style this for work?
    My advice to anyone who does not want ONLY curls - DO NOT get a DevaCut

    sorry about the bad cut, we've all been there unfortunately. not all deva stylists are the same. i think the problem with the ones who are 'deva inspired' or one of the other certifications is that they attend one-day seminar (years ago i believe it was a longer training), so it's really up to the individual stylist to figure it out. cut the curl, yes, but how to blend in all the patterns, etc.???

    as far as the "stringy, greasy" curls go, maybe your products are too heavy for your hair? using less or different brands. that might help.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    I had to grow my deva inspired cut out for 1.5 years before it was long enough to cut out the layers. I got a fresh hair cut 3 weeks ago and forbid the stylist to put ANY layers in. She cut off 8-10 inches, straight across the bottom. Even though my hair is thinner than a few years ago, i have my curls back! So no more layers ever for me!
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  • machermacher Posts: 976Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    I greatly regret mine. I have S'Wavy 2a/2b hair. Before this chopped up hair cut I could wear it in smooth waves, curly or even blow out straight - even tho I could not just let it air dry without touching it up a little with steam rollers for the curly look, I had options.

    Now, I can't do ANYTHING with it except these stupid stringy greasy ringlets. I HATE this haircut and my former stylist said it could take years to grow out because it is so heavily layered.

    How on earth am I going to style this for work?
    My advice to anyone who does not want ONLY curls - DO NOT get a DevaCut

    sorry about the bad cut, we've all been there unfortunately. not all deva stylists are the same. i think the problem with the ones who are 'deva inspired' or one of the other certifications is that they attend one-day seminar (years ago i believe it was a longer training), so it's really up to the individual stylist to figure it out. cut the curl, yes, but how to blend in all the patterns, etc.???

    as far as the "stringy, greasy" curls go, maybe your products are too heavy for your hair? using less or different brands. that might help.

    Yea I agree it's most likely the products causing greasy stringy hair not the cut.
  • machermacher Posts: 976Registered Users
    Ondulee wrote: »
    I had to grow my deva inspired cut out for 1.5 years before it was long enough to cut out the layers. I got a fresh hair cut 3 weeks ago and forbid the stylist to put ANY layers in. She cut off 8-10 inches, straight across the bottom. Even though my hair is thinner than a few years ago, i have my curls back! So no more layers ever for me!

    Just got my cut a couple of days ago. Stylist said I needed some layers but nothing too trastic. My hair is wavy and doesn't get the same wave around my crown as the length. However if you have hair like our son which is curly all over, even curly at the root then maybe layers aren't good.