Should I get a Devacut?

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I love the technique of a devacut, and there's a salon that does them right in my town, but I hate deva products. They are loaded with polyquats, which I just discovered are my kryptonite. Even the water-soluble ones cause problems. I used to be a deva fanatic until the frizz and gunky buildup went wild. The amount of clarifying I have to do to wash out any of their products is insane. The entire line in my hair at once is just something I'm not willing to do anymore, as I just got my hair back to normal.

I'm so torn because I need a shaping badly, but wet cuts are kind of terrible at shaping curly hair. I don't trust myself with scissors, and I don't think I would adequately be able to shape my own hair.

Could I ask for a cut without washing or styling? But I wonder how well it would really go, without seeing the new shape when styled...

Any advice?

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I like devacuts and dislike Deva products. I got a devacut awhile ago and I really liked it. Unfortunately my stylist put deva products in my hair so I had to go home and wash it again. You could bring your own products and ask your stylist to use them. I've done it before. It made me a little bit uncomfortable but you're paying them to perform a service and you should get what you want out of it. I've never gotten a devacut without styling but I've gotten wet cuts without styling before (she didn't know what to do with my hair) and it was so much cheaper!


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I would say to go for the Devacut, but ask the stylist to use your own products when styling. I've done that in the past, and the stylist wasn't offended. If you were not to have her style your hair, you would be missing the opportunity for her to fine tune your haircut, which also gives her the opportunity to see if there's anything which needs to be corrected.
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Morgan

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Thank you for your responses. I thought about bringing my own products, but it made me uncomfortable. Now I know that other people have done it, so I feel much better about it. Did you just show up with them or did you clear it when you made the appointment? I just don't know how to go about this; I'm always afraid of offending people or putting them off.

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Aha! So that's why my hair hated those deva products! I never realized they had polyquats. It makes sense because I got buildup with another gel that also had polyquats in it. You inadvertently really helped me out lol. Anyway, I would ask them when I make the appointment. Depending on their answer would also help me decide if I want them cutting my hair anyway. I had one deva cut that I ended up not liking but they had no problem using my products. I got another deva cut at a different place and the girl refused to use anything but deva products on me. She practically shoved them down my throat. I should have walked away but I didn't and ended up getting a haircut that I still question if she even cut anything off
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Aha! So that's why my hair hated those deva products! I never realized they had polyquats. It makes sense because I got buildup with another gel that also had polyquats in it. You inadvertently really helped me out lol. Anyway, I would ask them when I make the appointment. Depending on their answer would also help me decide if I want them cutting my hair anyway. I had one deva cut that I ended up not liking but they had no problem using my products. I got another deva cut at a different place and the girl refused to use anything but deva products on me. She practically shoved them down my throat. I should have walked away but I didn't and ended up getting a haircut that I still question if she even cut anything off
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
They are LOADED with polyquats! Even their shampoo has them. It's so surprising because Lorraine Massey created the method that most of us rely on, that also makes it more difficult to remove polyquats. I think it's because she created the line only thinking of her own dry, high porosity hair. Similar to Jessicurl's products being so moisturizing because Jess has color treated hair. Jessicurl's new gel has an intense polyquat as well.

As for the devacut, you make a very good point. I wouldn't trust a stylist only comfortable with a specific line of products. If she's afraid to scrunch in a different gel, she's inexperienced and unfamiliar with curly hair, and can keep her hands off.
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Exactly! If you tell me that your cut will only look good with one specific brand of products I'm going to look at you like are you kidding me? Red flag! I learned the hard way. I hope the cut goes well for you! I'm still struggling over here finding a decent cut. I had one yesterday that wasn't necessarily bad because my hair isn't butchered or anything but she didn't cut off all the bulk like I wanted. On top of that she blow dried my hair straight and then cut it I walked out with pin straight hair. I look so bad with straight hair that as soon as I got home I ran to the shower yelling "WATER! NEED WATER!" Even when my dad saw me he said "ummm... u look weird" lol. When I get my hair cut again in the summer I'm going to try the ouidad cut. If I had known how this one would turn out I would have gotten the ouidad instead, despite it costing so much
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Tell the salon you are allergic to some of the Deva line and you don't know if its the fragrances or preservatives so not willing to risk it, there is no argument to that they should let you bring your own products.
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Tell the salon you are allergic to some of the Deva line and you don't know if its the fragrances or preservatives so not willing to risk it, there is no argument to that they should let you bring your own products.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I second this. I actually DO have allergies to certain ingredients, and I've never had a stylist who went bananas when I explained the issue.
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Tell the salon you are allergic to some of the Deva line and you don't know if its the fragrances or preservatives so not willing to risk it, there is no argument to that they should let you bring your own products.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I second this. I actually DO have allergies to certain ingredients, and I've never had a stylist who went bananas when I explained the issue.
Originally Posted by jakrussel3
This is actually genius, thank you so much!

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