Haircuts

Some questions for all you wavies regarding haircuts... For reference, I range 2a-b, have fine but dense, and porous hair

1. Deva Cut:What was your experience? I'm apprehensive to get one because I am a wavy and not a curly. I know it is recommended for wavies too but I know they cut the hair dry based on the individual waves/curls but mine don't always form the same way day after day. I range from 2a-c based in the weather, styling, etc and my waves "group" together differently everyday. Thoughts? I've also read that you can go longer between cuts with the Deva ones. Is this true?

2. General Cut Questions: my hair is currently shoulder length with a lot of layers... The shortest is around jaw length. I feel like the layers contribute to frizz and wonky pieces. What kind of layers (if any) do you have?
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


*Waves* Do I recognize you from MUA? I'm Astarael on there.

I have been utilizing NC for years but am new to the forums here. I have yet to find a wearable look but I did just cut mine so I figured I'd chime in. According to your signature we have the exact same hair type. For me, I had a lot of layers and just had to cut off a bunch of damage. I had to decide whether to keep some layers or go blunt. Like you I felt like my layers were adding frizz and weren't laying right.

So I figured I had nothing to lose and did a blunt cut. The results are that my waves DO lay better and the ends don't stick out all crazily. The wave looks better from root to tip, visually you can see the wave pattern easier because it isn't interrupted by the layers. I know layers are often recommended to take off weight allowing the curls/waves to bounce up, but it definitely didn't retract from this for me. The other thing is if you're growing it out, you'll be able to pull it back sooner and not have to worry about shorter pieces falling out. Those are the pros, the cons are that I definitely am noticing the triangle effect because of it being a blunt cut and having so much hair, it does poof out at the bottom and I wish it wouldn't. It poofed out before though too, it's just more noticeable now.

To be honest I am not sure which is better. I am def happier with the blunt cut, but I also think my previous layers were poorly cut, and maybe a stylist skilled with our hair type could do better. I would def try a Deva cut if I had access to one. It's tough though because IME even curly stylists don't quite understand our hair type.
2a, Fine, High Density

Low Poo: Pureology Hydrate
CoWash: As I Am Coconut CoWash
Conditioner: Joico KPak Intense Hydrator

Current tries include Eden Bodyworks CoWash, KCKT, Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, Deva Styling Cream, Deva Anti-Frizz Volumizing Foam, CHS Curl Keeper.

Fails: AG ReCoil, AG Beach Bomb, Deva Angell, Aquage Defining Gel, Kerastase Oleo Relax Curl Creme.
Hi, yes I'm from MUA!

And I recently cut off a lot of hair (8 inches) too... It was damaged because I always dyed it dark then had it heavily highlighted to go back to my natural dark blonde.

I have lots of layers now and hate them... They just never lay right.. I am thinking ill try a blunt cut or one with just very long layers around my fave only.

I ended up scheduling an appointment for a deva cut and am so excited.. Hopefully the stylist understands waves.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Cool - Let me know how it goes!
2a, Fine, High Density

Low Poo: Pureology Hydrate
CoWash: As I Am Coconut CoWash
Conditioner: Joico KPak Intense Hydrator

Current tries include Eden Bodyworks CoWash, KCKT, Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, Deva Styling Cream, Deva Anti-Frizz Volumizing Foam, CHS Curl Keeper.

Fails: AG ReCoil, AG Beach Bomb, Deva Angell, Aquage Defining Gel, Kerastase Oleo Relax Curl Creme.
Hey there!

I've never gotten a Deva cut but I did go to LCLF, and probably will continue. I think my waves like yours "group" differently depending on the day and I suspect that happens to curlies as well.

Anyway, Tiffany is a curl specialist but I think she did a beautiful job doing a dry cut on my waves. I think dry cuts can benefit wavies as well, though our hair doesn't get as messed up doing wet cuts.

I've had long layers forever and this has worked well on my mid-back length hair. The worst haircut I had involved thinning shears, which I am still painfully growing out 9mo later.

I'm not exactly sure what to call what Tiffany did, she didn't take much length off, just looked at how my hair fell and snipped away at certain pieces. My hair was getting wavier as she cut it!

Tiffany is self-trained not Deva-trained but I imagine Deva should probably do a good job on your hair as well.

Hope this helps!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646

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