I hate my Deva cut :0(

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So I thought I would give it a couple days before I posted, but I am not at all happy with my Deva cut. I don't think that it was the stylist. She was a sweetheart, and very knowledgeable about curly hair, and has wonderful reviews for the Deva cut, but I think it is just the Deva Cut that I dislike. I went in with almost one length hair, which we agreed wasn't a good thing. We also agreed to cut quite a few inches off as my hair on the ends was thin, and the top of my hair was thick. Maybe I still need to give it more time, but right now I am hating the way my hair looks. One of the things we talked about was how the back of my hair tended to sometimes look stringy, and to me it looks even stringier now.

How long will it take to grow this out?
Sorry, I said I would take pictures. My sister was supposed to come with me, but last minute couldn't, and I would have felt silly asking the stylist even though she was so, so nice. I don't want to leave a negative review, because I honestly don't think she did anything wrong, I just don't like the Deva cut.
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Oh, no - I'm so sorry you aren't happy! I do think that photos will help if you want us to take a look and offer suggestions. I also got a Deva cut this weekend, and the stylist told me that if anything was wonky or if I needed something shaped up I could come back and she'd take care of it - did your stylist offer anything like that? Even if she didn't I'm sure she'd be willing to reshape it for you if you called her and said you weren't in love with it. I hope you can find a solution!
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I am so unhappy with it that I don't even want to post pictures :0( The salon is 40 minutes away, and I know she would reshape it if I called, but I think that would mean going even shorter. I guess I just have to wait for it to grow out or give it a week. My hair does act wonky after a cut. Thanks for responding! :0)
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What exactly is it about it you are unhappy with?

Is it just the shock of seeing it so short?
My hair always gets wonky after a cut, too. And, if there's a lot cut off, it usually takes my hair about 1.5 to 2 weeks for it to settle down. I just grit my teeth and deal with it for that time-frame.

I'm sorry you're not happy with it. (((HUGS for you))) But, I wouldn't say it's the Deva cut you don't like... more likely the particular style she (and you, I hope?) chose. Deva cutting is just a method, not a particular hairstyle, if you know what I mean?
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Don't feel too bad. I got a hair cut from a salon that was recommended in my city and by a stylist that was recommended. She seemed to understand curly hair and she seemed to understand my curly hair. It wasn't a Deva cut but it was a curly hair cut. She did say that it may take a couple days for me to get used to the cut and to come back if I found anything wrong with it or I wasn't happy. Well, I went back after I worked with it for over a week. It took that long for them to get me back in. She says she saw what I was talking about (the uneveness on one side) but I don't think she did. She told me to kinda fluff out the underside on that side once it dries. I did it all weekend and I'm still not happy. And she didn't cut it quite as short as I had wanted in the first place either. I think I'm just going back to my usual hair dresser who always does a dry cut for me anyway, no questions asked. She always does what I want and works with me. I hate that I wasted the money on something that I'm just not happy with.
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Kat180 - No, it isn't that it is shorter, because we agreed to go shorter, because my hair was so much thicker on top, and thinner on the bottom due to it being so long. I actually had the hairdresser I was going to before this tell me the same thing, but she wanted to cut my hair little by little and said she didn't want to layer my hair as it would give it a thinner look. The hair just looks like someone hacked into it. I am also having a horrible hair day, and my hair does take awhile to adjust after a haircut. I am hoping that is all it is.
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RacerWife7 - I really want to cry :0( Maybe it is because I am use to having pretty much all the same length hair or rather longer layers. I say she cut maybe 4 inches off. I keep praying that it is just because I got it cut that it is acting so weird. If not guess I will be growing it out again...but it is going to take forever :0(
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Strssmnky- I understand where you are coming from...... I really just want to put a hat on right now, and hide. Hopefully this is just my hair acting wonky after a cut. I almost cancelled my cut due to transportation issues, and now I really am wishing I had.
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Is the hair that's close to the nape of your neck much shorter than the rest of your hair?

I just had the Deva method hair cut done this weekend myself and my hair is thin all around. I wanted my hair to be one length, my stylist told me that its not that you hair is actually one length when they cut it, it's to make it look like one length and what they also do is use the bottom layer of your hair to be longer than the top layer.

The problem we came across with me was that the curls at the nape of my neck are SO curly and so much shorter that we couldn't cut it like that, so we have to slowly cut and grow it some more and cut again so I can grown my hair out long and get it a good fuller length.

Was this maybe something she was trying to do with you or perhaps should have taken in consideration?
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i've been there, as most of us curlies have - bad haircuts.
the one local deva cut i had a few years back was same -- a very sweet girl, but the haircut was terrible. it took my regular stylist 2 haircuts to get it back to normal (i was trying to squeeze in a haircut when i could not get into city, my regular stylist. mistake!!)
the deva training, such as it is, is only a few hours. as in any profession, all stylists are not the same. there are great curly stylists who do not do the deva cut, and there are terrible stylists who think they are doing the deva cut.
there is more than knowing where to cut the curl. most of us have different curl patterns/types on our heads, they have to know how to cut it so it will blend and grow in nicely.
having said all that, i would NOT go back to her. if you think you have enough hair to cut more to correct it, i'd only go to a stylist you've used successfully before.
meanwhile, use lots of styling products and accessories to let it grow enough to correct.
sorry you had this experience.
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My hair always gets wonky after a cut, too. And, if there's a lot cut off, it usually takes my hair about 1.5 to 2 weeks for it to settle down. I just grit my teeth and deal with it for that time-frame.

I'm sorry you're not happy with it. (((HUGS for you))) But, I wouldn't say it's the Deva cut you don't like... more likely the particular style she (and you, I hope?) chose. Deva cutting is just a method, not a particular hairstyle, if you know what I mean?
Originally Posted by RacerWife7
This is my hair. I got it cut last week and I know the cut is good, but my hair is freaking out and being weird. Sucks. It does this after every haircut. WHY?!?!

I hope it's just your hair acting up and it settles down quickly.

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CurliLocks, I've always been told that hair (all hair; not just curly) can go into shock after a cut. My current stylist has straight hair and she says her hair does it, too.
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Mine always takes a while to settle down too!

We've all been there with bad haircuts. At least you should hopefully be able to grow it out easily enough. My worst was when I went somewhere expensive (only place in uni town) and they butchered my hair. I had straggly bits, and areas up to 3 inches shorter then others and they thinned it. I cried over it all afternoon.

Sorry you've had a bad experience, but Im sure you're hair will start to recover soon
O.K., weird so I responded to all of your comments earlier today, and now they don't appear?

Yesterday I used a little of Elucence Clarifying on my scalp and conditioned my hair. Then went through my whole routine of styling and today - Thank goodness! is a much, much better hair day! I still don't know if I will be getting another Deva cut, but my hair doesn't look horrible. Thanks for all your comments and help!
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I NEVER know what my hair is going to look like until I have styled it myself a few times after a cut. I never like how someone else does my hair. I agree with the others. Wait until you have styled it (you may even need to switch up products) several times yourself and see.

I had the Friends "Rachel" haircut-long with long layers- so getting lots of shorter layers freaked me and my hair out but now I can see the volume and lift it gave me and I lost the triangle head look. I love it now but it takes some getting used to-ESPECIALLY if you are a wavy or swavy versus those who had ringlets going in.
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I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better about your hair. Maybe it'll just take a few days to "shake out".
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I'm glad your hair is settling down today. Good to hear!

But if you find later that the devacut wasn't any better than the cuts you've been getting already, just go back to the stylist that works from before and save your money. Whatever works for *your* hair is what's important. I don't get devacuts anymore as I didn't see a difference with the ones in my area.

Now Tiffany/StruttsWife--that's another story! Great cut but she's across the US from me! If only we can get her out here again!!! *hint hint*

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I'm glad your hair is regulating itself.

I got an inverted bob cut in October and I have hated it ever since, but since it was so short at the back of my head, I'm just growing it out....

the short angle on the back of my head I think was a big mistake for my frizzy canopy hair.
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Gretchen - Thank you so much....I am actually liking it. Still wish it was a little longer, but that "is" something that me and the stylist agreed upon.

Ondulee - Thanks so much for your response. I was thinking about starting taking my GNC Nourish Hair vitamins again!

CurliLocks - Yes I have heard wonderful things about StrussWife. The person who cut my hair actually was trained by her. She really did a great job on my hair. In all fairness I really should have given it a couple days, as I know that my hair acts wonky after a haircut.
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