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Not washing hair the day of a devacut - really important?

helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
Tomorrow I'm having my first Devacut at a Deva-certified salon. I've had a devacut with a deva-trained stylist before so I kind of know what to expect.

The receptionist at tomorrow's salon said that I shouldn't wash my hair the day of, however. The last two times I saw my previous stylist, I was just told to have my hair dry and styled the way it usually is. I'm a bit hesitant not to wash my hair tomorrow morning because I almost NEVER get second day hair, I pineapple (just because I don't like my hair getting in my or my SO's face and because it's long enough to get caught under me), and I don't have a silk or satin pillowcase.

I want to make sure I'm going to get the best results from this cut, but I feel like not following my normal routine would skew the results.

Any advice?

Comments

  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I have instructions in front of me for my cut on 19 July. It states: If you have CURLY hair, please come in freshly styled and dry.

    Mine is only washed on Sundays & the appointment is on a Wednesday so it'll just have to do. :p
  • rocky brocky b Posts: 187Registered Users
    i think the gist is they don't want you to come in with a wet head so they can see your hair in it's natural curliness.
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rocky b wrote: »
    i think the gist is they don't want you to come in with a wet head so they can see your hair in it's natural curliness.

    Yeah, what she said. I received destructions that said freshly styled. My assumption would be washed if you so desired. Are you having a color done? I could understand those destructions more if you were having color done.

  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    I just came in freshly washed and not dry. So she sat me under a dryer for a while. I get the idea about being styled so they can see how you curls form but wouldn't it be a little annoying to have to rummage through the product in your hair to cut it?
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
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  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    I've had two deva cuts and both times I co-washed, used a small amount of gel and let my hair air dry. They just want to see what your hair normally looks like so they can work with it. I agree that you wouldn't want a lot of product in there even if that's your normal way of doing it.

    M
    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I either washed or rinsed the day of, and air dried before going in. I also only used a little gel, as they need to be able to get into your hair to cut it. The main thing is to let your hair do its own thing, without much manipulation, so they can cut with your natural curl patterns. :) Good luck! Pictures! :D
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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    Thanks for the advice! I just washed my hair and am letting it dry. I will definitely post pictures!
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Good luck!

    With my appointment in July, I think I'm just going in with leave-in conditioner in it. I'm now thinking the reason so much was cut off was I may have used too much gel & who knows what else (curl cream or leave-in conditioner underneath) last time stretching out/weighing down my curls even further than it is when it's overdue for a new layering.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    lazy loops wrote: »
    Good luck!

    With my appointment in July, I think I'm just going in with leave-in conditioner in it. I'm now thinking the reason so much was cut off was I may have used too much gel & who knows what else (curl cream or leave-in conditioner underneath) last time stretching out/weighing down my curls even further than it is when it's overdue for a new layering.

    Could be. I used a leave-in and just a dollop of gel.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    I love the cut! Keyonna was great. We talked a lot about how to care for my layers. Both Keyonna and Martha (the receptionist) were jealous of my waves! :toothy7:I think Keyonna was surprised that my waves weren't perkier after it was dry, but I explained to her that the way I usually style my hair boosts my wave pattern. Overall, I'm LOVING the cut. The layers she added give it more structure and she showed me how to style my bangs without heat. I love it! Definitely will go back.

    I've got the pre-devacut photo (pic 0612-9), a post-devacut photo where it's slightly damp (0613-4), one totally dry (0613-2), and one the day after (0614-1).
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Very pretty! You look wonderful! I'm glad you had a good experience. Enjoy your new 'do!
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008

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