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Do you struggle with limp curls? Oh, the agony of limp curls with no volume or body. Hmph!
I read books and watched videos to no avail. Managing my hair was a constant struggle. You can read more about my hair struggles here: How to Keep Natural Hair Moisturized and Defined. Then the curly hair gods took pity on me. I came across the DevaCurl product line and the DevaCut. Can this cut be the answer to my prayer?
The cut was pricey, and the reviews were mixed. My birthday was right around the corner, so it would be an early birthday present. I called the DevaCut salon near me and made an appointment for a DevaCut, deep conditioning treatment, and Pintura highlights.
What is a DevaCut?
A DevaCut is a special dry-cutting technique for wavy and curly hair. Included with your DevaCut is the Deva Transformation Service. The transformation service includes a cleanse, conditioning, styling, and coaching session.
Yes, you have to prep! For starters, you have to cleanse your hair with a clarifying shampoo.
Note: A cleansing shampoo is not a clarifying shampoo.
A clarifying shampoo deep cleans your hair and scalp. To remove stubborn product buildup, DevaCurl recommends using the DevaCurl Buildup Buster. This shampoo didn’t lather but thoroughly cleansed my hair.
My curls came back! I was shocked. Don’t you love when a product lives up to its claim!
Next, I deep conditioned my hair with the DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair Conditioner. This product made my hair silky soft, and my fingers effortlessly glided through my hair as I detangled it. After a few minutes, I rinsed it out.
And the best part? My curls were super defined. How amazing is that!
Now, this is important:
You should air-dry your hair without disrupting your curl pattern. This means no LOC method or anything else. Your hair should be in its natural state so that the stylist can see your curl pattern.
Furthermore, DevaCurl suggests you stop using products that contain oil, cream, sulfates, or silicones a couple weeks before your appointment.
What to Expect
The DevaCut starts with a hair consultation. After that, the stylist stretches your curls. Hmm, I thought she would cut around my undisturbed curls.
I didn’t have a shape in mind, so I asked the stylist for suggestions. We agreed the heart-shaped cut would fit my face. She proceeded to cut and shape my hair curl-by-curl. I didn’t see any curls, but it started to take shape.
And you know what?
I liked it! I liked it a lot!
The stylist used a brush to paint highlights onto my hair. The highlights are painted onto your hair curl-by-curl for a dramatic effect. Before you go under the dryer, plastic is wrapped around your hair.
Deva Transformation Service
It was time to rinse everything out. The stylist grabbed a large handheld mirror so I could watch the entire process.
Before adding the shampoo, she parted my hair into two sections. The detangling process started while the shampoo was in my hair. As she raked the shampoo through my hair in a downward motion, I saw the error of my ways. Although I transitioned to natural hair, I continued to use the same old methods. Oops!
She used the same process for the conditioner. Additionally, she finger-combed my hair for literally 10-15 minutes. My hair looked and felt amazing after the conditioner was out. I had super juicy defined curls.
But wait, there’s more:
The leave-in conditioner was added while my hair was soaking wet. I learned so much. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it.
I took the large mirror over to her chair so I could watch her style my hair. She sprayed my hair with water and raked it through my hair. Only a smidge of curl defining gel was used because the water had already defined my curls.
Each curl fell into place. Moreover, my hair finally had volume and body.
Here’s the kicker:
The secret to defined, bouncy curls is more water and less product. It’s that simple.
Hands-down, a DevaCut is the best cut for curly girls. What could be better than perfectly tamed curls that require little to no manipulation?
My experience was fantastic, and I highly recommend a DevaCut. Here are some of my favorite DevaCurl products!