I dont do the cleaning up of the straggly curls. I am now a month out from my cut and I am not seeing them anymore. I think some times I may not get my product quite right so a few curls may not define like the rest of them.
I will admit it was tempting to trim them. I like to know I got a true Deva cut even tho it was a bit different than what I thought it was gonna be. I guess each stylist puts their own personal twist in the cut. Mine did tell me there is creativity mixed in there as well. My stylist is certainly worth the hour drive to see her.