My First DevaCut Experience

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Do you struggle with limp curls?

I did for several months. Then I heard about a product line called DevaCurl that led me to something called a DevaCut.


Could this be the answer to my prayers?

I went natural about two years ago. Did the big chop last year. Then got regular treatments and trimmings.

There was just one problem. . .

I lost my curl pattern as my hair grew. Goodbye corkscrew curls and hello wavy hair. 

Big Chop and Limp Curls Natural Hair

YouTube to the rescue. 

I found many helpful YouTubers who had a similar hair texture and density to mine. I bought a lot of the products they recommended. But I still struggled with limp curls.

Sounds familiar?

Then the curly hair gods must have felt pity on me. I came across DevaCurl products and a DevaCut.

The reviews were mixed. The cut was expensive. My birthday was coming up. So I considered it a birthday treat. I was desperate.

I found my local DevaCut salon and scheduled an appointment for a DevaCut, deep conditioning, and Pintura highlights.

What is a DevaCut?

A DevaCut is a special dry-cutting technique for wavy to super curly hair. Your hair is cut in its natural state curl-by-curl.

Your DevaCut also includes a transformation service. The transformation service includes a cleanse and condition followed by a styling and coaching session. 

Prepping for Your First DevaCut

Yes, you have to prep! You will need to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo is a detox for your hair. It removes product buildup that weighs your hair down.

I used the DevaCurl Buildup Buster. This product didn’t lather, but it thoroughly cleansed my hair.

And the best part is. . .

My curls came back! I was shocked. The product did what it was supposed to do.

I followed it up with the DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair Conditioner. My fingers glided through my hair as I detangled it. Then I rinsed it out.

DevaCut - DevaCurl products. DevaCurl Buildup Buster and DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair

My curls popped even more! How awesome is that?

I let my hair air-dry, undisturbed. This means no products and no manipulation. Stop using products with oil, cream, sulfates, or silicones 1 to 2 weeks before your appointment.

Your stylist should be able to see your natural curl pattern.

Haircut Day

DevaCurl salons are very upscale. The ambience was amazing. Upon arrival, the receptionist took my coat and asked me if I wanted coffee, tea, or water. Y’all, I felt like I was at a spa. 

My stylist came out and greeted me in less than five minutes! 

Your stylist will ask you about your hair goals. I told her I wanted more volume and more moisture. Then she proceeded to stretch my curls.

DevaCut DevaSalon stretched curls

Hmm, I thought she was going to cut around my undisturbed curls. 

Then she asked about a hair shape. I didn’t have one in mind. So I went with her suggestion.

The Cut

She cut my hair curl-by-curl. Or where a curl should have been. I’m still not sure. But it was  starting to take shape. I liked it! I liked it a lot.

DevaCut Natural Hair Shape DevaSalon

Pintura Highlights

Pintura is truly an art form. The stylist will use a brush to vertically paint highlights onto your hair. The highlights are painted on curl-by-curl for a more dramatic effect. Then Saran Wrap is wrapped around your hair. It’s time to go under the dryer now.

DevaCut Pintura Highlights DevaSalon

Hair Washing 101

She took me to the hair washing area and grabbed a large handheld mirror. She handed the mirror to me, so I could learn how to cleanse and hydrate my hair.

The stylist will ask you about your process at home. I told her that I wash my hair once a week. Then she told me to wash it twice a week.

The stylist parted my hair into two sections before adding the shampoo. She massaged my scalp and detangled my hair. Then she worked the product through my hair in a downward motion while continually adding water. Because DevaCurl products are activated by water.

Unlike other shampoos, DevaCurl No-Poo is a non-lathering conditioning cleanser. It cleanses the hair without stripping away your hair’s natural oil.

This shampoo has so much slip that her fingers just glided through my hair.

She told me to touch my hair, so I know how it’s supposed to feel before moving onto the deep conditioner. She used the same process for the deep conditioner and regular conditioner.

I went under the dryer for a few minutes after she put the deep conditioner in my hair.

DevaCut Transformation Service Deep Conditioning

She added the leave-in conditioner while my hair was soaking wet. I learned so much I felt like I should have brought a notepad.

I was surprised that my hair was silky soft because my stylist didn’t use  a lot of product in my hair.

I learned the error of my ways. Each product needs to be worked into your hair. And using too much product has the reverse effect. More water and less product is my new motto. No more oily pillowcases for me. Yay!


Your stylist will ask you about your process to define your curls. I told her that I use a curl definer and the praying hands method.

She gave me another large handheld mirror, so I could watch her define my curls. She sprayed my hair with water and worked it through my hair. Then she added a smidge of curl definer. And raked the curl definer through my hair

I was shocked because my curls were defined with just water. Then they were super defined with the curl definer.

DevaCut DevaCurl defined curls 3c natural hair

Every single curl on my whole entire head fell into place. I finally had volume and super juicy defined curls.

Devacut defined curls 3c natural hair DevaCurl


This was the best haircut I’ve ever had. I wish I would have known about a DevaCut when it was time for the big chop. I wasted a lot of money on products that I didn’t need. 

DevaCut Transformation Big Chop and Limp Curls Natural Hair

A DevaCut is life-changing!

You will learn the correct way to cleanse, hydrate, and style your hair. This info is invaluable because it is specific to your hair. I definitely plan on going back in three months for another cut.

My hair loves DevaCurl products. Their products are some of the most expensive on the market, but they work! They really work. And a little goes a long way.

DevaCut - DevaCurl products. DevaCurl Buildup Buster, DevaCurl Decadence, DevaCurl No Poo, DevaCurl One Condition, and DevaCurl
My current hair regimen.

One Month Later

I love my DevaCut. My hair has volume and retains moisture now. Every curl falls into place without much effort on my part.

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Devacurl No-Poo Decadence Milk Cleanser
DevaCurl One Condition Decadence Conditioner
DevaCurl Heaven-in Hair Moisture Treatment
DevaCurl Buildup Buster
DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair; Strengthening Mask
DevaCurl B’Leave-In Miracle Curl Plumper
DevaCurl SuperCream
DevaCurl Leave-In Moisturizing Decadence
Devacurl No-Poo Decadence Milk Cleanser
DevaCurl One Condition Decadence Conditioner
DevaCurl Heaven-in Hair Moisture Treatment
DevaCurl Buildup Buster
DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair; Strengthening Mask
My First DevaCut with Pintura Highlights. Devacut on natural hair.


  1. May 23, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    I definitely want to try these products but I’m not sure I want the cut. Yours looks fantastic though

    • Jeanell
      May 25, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks! Let me know how they work out for you.

  2. Michelle
    May 23, 2019 / 10:06 am

    Omgoodness!!!!! You look gorgeous love! I have heard so many good things about these products. I know it’s expensive but it seems like a great personal investment ❤

    • Jeanell
      May 25, 2019 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Michelle! I agree it’s a good investment. I like that I don’t have to use a lot of product, and I don’t have to manipulate my hair.

  3. Stevie
    May 23, 2019 / 4:59 am

    Wow I love this cut on you!!!
    I had mine cut last October! I just wish DevaCut products weren’t so expensive 😩

    • Jeanell
      May 23, 2019 / 7:29 am

      Thank you! I hope you had a good experience. I agree that their products are expensive. On the bright side, a little goes a long way. 😁

  4. May 22, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Wow, your hair looks amazing. You almost make me want to go natural. I’m so happy you like it. It looks great on you!!!

    • Jeanell
      May 23, 2019 / 7:24 am

      Aw, thanks! 😁 I wanted to go natural about 4 years ago, but I kept putting it off because I wasn’t ready. There is a big learning curve, so I’m glad I waited.

  5. May 22, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I’ve heard horror stories about DevaCuts and I honestly didn’t even associate them with the product line. Thanks for sharing your story. I’ll look into what options I have around me.

    • Jeanell
      May 23, 2019 / 7:16 am

      I chose a stylist with the highest DevaCut certification. She also had good reviews on the salon’s website and social media. Do your research and you should be fine.

  6. May 3, 2019 / 1:35 am

    Your hair looks so healthy! I’ve never heard about this . . . I going to look more into it and possibly try it myself. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jeanell
      May 3, 2019 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks! Here is the link to find a salon in your area DevaCurl Salon. Let me know how it goes if you decide to try it.

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