Deva Hint....and I bought it!

I went to Devachan for the 4th time this weekend and as usual it was amazing!! Ana was great, her assistant, Val was very sweet and did a great job styling.

When I told her what a clip spaz I was, she gave me the best tip! You have to bend the clips a bit and then they don't fall over! There's no real need to do the fancy two at a time criss cross method if you just bend the clips a little. I put a photo of two bent (different extremes) and one straight clip to show.

No pics of my cut yet, but I will. Ana gave me some face framing layers to lighten up the front.

I bought the Deva dryer and it is so far so great (I've used it once.) It doesn't hasten the drying time (although it never claimed to) but the amazing thing about it is that it doesn't fry your hair while drying. I used it on high fan, warm heat and had it right up against my neck for minutes and it never got uncomfortable or burning. I'm very happy I bought it!

One unfortunate thing is that I tried to replicate how Val put the products in my hair (one c, set it free while wet, gobs of gel upside down, scrunch out water, spray in more sif) and I got cottage cheese!!

Then I tried one c, CK,angell and got cottage cheese! Then one c, CK, arc angell...cottage cheese! Seriously, I rinsed my hair 6 times before I figured out it must be the One C.

I know my bottle isn't bad though cuz when I leave some in with CK, Spiral Curls and Angell I haven't got any. I think I was leaving in too much maybe??
Very frustrating.

I ended up doing no One C, CK, Arc Angell and sprayed SIF after scrunching out water and got good results without cottage cheese. Still feels soft, even withough One C so as winter goes on, time will tell.

All in all, another amazing time at the mothership!
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I bend mine like that too since someone said they do that. I didn't know it was so they didn't fall over. I thought it was so the hair isn't freaky straight at the bottom.

I can't wait to see pics of your hair, you have amazing hair, I just love it!
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Yup, I bend mine, and they work great. It's the only way I can get them to stay up.
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Bending the clips..... .....duh! That makes perfect sense. I can't wait to get home and start bending!
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ok im def more of a clip spaz then u i see the pic of them bent and i still dont understand how u go about putting them in the hair? ouidad used clips just like deva and every time i try it myself it looks weird
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•goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

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-last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
-colored 3.6.07
-trimmed on 10.1
-softened @ ouidad 10.20
When you grab a curl or section of hair close to the scalp to give it lift with one hand, slide the clip in to hold it there with the other hand. When the clips are bent, they don't fall over but stay in place to hold the curl right where you want it.

Was this at all helpful or just vague?
3B, normal porosity, med to coarse texture
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What a good idea. Thanks for passing this along. I think I'm gonna go try it.

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I tried bending the clips-what a huge difference! Thanks for the tip!
Ok, how is the dryer? How is better or worse than other dryers? Thanks.
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it was helpful i understood and visualized what to do but once i showered and tried to place the bent clips in my hair i couldnt figure it out i placed them in and it looked weird it didnt look right so i gave up...ill try again tomorrow idk whats wrong with my why i cant master this trick..i really need a little volume at the roots now so i want to be able to use these clips so bad lol
Diane
2C blonde long hair

•ojon + curls
•goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

•hair timeline:
-last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
-colored 3.6.07
-trimmed on 10.1
-softened @ ouidad 10.20
Ok, how is the dryer? How is better or worse than other dryers? Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
Well, it's better because it uses warm heat instead of burning hot heat so the hair doesn't get fried. Its better because the diffuser (which they don't sell separately because it would melt on any other dryer) has air flow from the front and the back and slips easily in between hair.
It's also better because I found that I got way less frizz when I was done than with other dryers (except for the T3 but which fried my hair.)

There is a learning curve I'm sure as sometimes the bottom part of my hair slips out of the "hand" unless I use the Pixicurl method of diffusing.
I'm very happy with it.

Some assistants at Devachan used the dryer with another diffuser and when I asked why she shrugged and said 'they both work.'
They're so laid back there in that the response to "she said this but you said that" is, "everyone had their own technique." And "why are there so many products if you only need a condish and a clear gel?" the response is, "you only need one pair of pants and one shirt to be dressed too, but sometimes it's fun to have more choices."
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Ok, how is the dryer? How is better or worse than other dryers? Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
Well, it's better because it uses warm heat instead of burning hot heat so the hair doesn't get fried. Its better because the diffuser (which they don't sell separately because it would melt on any other dryer) has air flow from the front and the back and slips easily in between hair.
It's also better because I found that I got way less frizz when I was done than with other dryers (except for the T3 but which fried my hair.)

There is a learning curve I'm sure as sometimes the bottom part of my hair slips out of the "hand" unless I use the Pixicurl method of diffusing.
I'm very happy with it.

Some assistants at Devachan used the dryer with another diffuser and when I asked why she shrugged and said 'they both work.'
They're so laid back there in that the response to "she said this but you said that" is, "everyone had their own technique." And "why are there so many products if you only need a condish and a clear gel?" the response is, "you only need one pair of pants and one shirt to be dressed too, but sometimes it's fun to have more choices."
Originally Posted by mrfhnl
So then to you is it worth $185.00? No offense to you since you already spent it is I just want to know if you think you got your moneys worth or would you have prefered to have spent less for it? If that makes any sense. Thanks.
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I'm so glad that you posted the picture of the bent clips. I still didn't get it until I saw the pix. By the way your hair is gorgeous! Back to the clips, I tried this today and it made a huge difference. Thanks for sharing that tip!
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Well, I'm not going to say that I don't think that $185 is ridiculous to spend on a blow dryer because of course it is! And it's irrelevant to want it for less, cuz it's not available for less. All I can say is that I'm glad I bought it and time will tell if I get consistent results.

Morningstar, I'm glad it helped. I could not use these things at all and used mini claw clips instead which a lot of times would snag in my hair. Now that I learned the bending trick, they're so easy to use! And thanks for the compliments!
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Well, I'm not going to say that I don't think that $185 is ridiculous to spend on a blow dryer because of course it is! And it's irrelevant to want it for less, cuz it's not available for less. All I can say is that I'm glad I bought it and time will tell if I get consistent results.

Morningstar, I'm glad it helped. I could not use these things at all and used mini claw clips instead which a lot of times would snag in my hair. Now that I learned the bending trick, they're so easy to use! And thanks for the compliments!
Originally Posted by mrfhnl
Yeah, I see what you mean. You can't get it for less if it is $185.00. It is what it is. I was just hoping that maybe someday Lorraine would come down a little on the price. I can dream right?
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Dreaming is great but as long as there are morons like me around who are willing to buy it at such a high price, I'm afraid you're out of luck!
3B, normal porosity, med to coarse texture
Deva Inspired, LiveCurlyLiveFree Trained Stylist
Dreaming is great but as long as there are morons like me around who are willing to buy it at such a high price, I'm afraid you're out of luck!
Originally Posted by mrfhnl
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Cool tips and info! Thanks.

I think one reason for the price (I won't be buying one) is that it is a "professional" blow dryer as opposed to a "consumer" model. Even if you use it on your hair every single day, it won't get anywhere near the use of a dryer that a stylist might use for hours every day on various customers. If a stylist tried using a consumer model it would probably burn out within a week!

Too bad they didn't come out with 2 versions.[/i]
So I bent a couple of my clips and tried it. Hey, they stayed in place! Thanks for the tip.

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