I wimped out.

I canít believe it, but I didnít get my hair cut at Devachan after all. What a wimp!!

I had a haircut scheduled at Broome St. for last Friday, but I didnít go through with it.

Iíd never seen anyone with a Devachan cut before and when I walked into the place I realized that I really didnít like the way it looked. Not so much the haircut, but the results of the products. I loved the lack of frizz, but somehow most of the hair there looked too saturated and stiff Ė and not natural enough for me. Does anyone else feel that way at all? (I was also a little worried because some of the products have some silicone in them Ė and that seems to break my hair).

My almost haircutter was Julie Ė and she seemed really wonderful and I liked her a lot. When I explained my hesitation about the products, she said that we didnít have to use them at all Ė that it wasnít about the products, it was about the haircut. I began to feel better and we talked about proceeding, but then she explained the cut she wanted to do Ė which involved some layers that were shorter than I had expected. Also, she said that the cut (and products, were I to use them) would encourage my hair to be as curly as it was then Ė with no products or styling Ė which was quite a bit curlier and kinkier than usual, while I would actually prefer to slightly loosen my curls rather than tighten them, given the choice.

I went there prepared to try the cut since all you guys on nc.com love it so much Ė and also because a number of people have said that the cut would be pretty much close to the ends Ė so if I didnít like it, it would be easy to cut off Ė but the idea of layers really freaked me out.

I realize that I probably made a mistake. Julie really seemed to know what she was doing Ė and it probably would have been great Ė but I know what it feels like to really regret a haircut and I felt that I just couldnít take that risk right now.

On the other hand, Julieís probably right about the shorter layers. My hair is long and very thick (and I always thought it was a 3B Ė but now Iím thinking itís curlier). It could be that itís just not going to work without those much shorter layers and I should accept that, but I just donít feel completely ready. Maybe with some time I can adjust to the idea.

Julieís attitude was really wonderful. she said that she was sorry I wasnít ready, but that I should know that they would be there for me whenever I was. It was the perfect response Ė and made me feel like less of an idiot for leaving.

So, here I am back in New Hampshire, desperately needing a hair cut Ė with no idea who will do it. Oh well.

Any suggestions?
Getting a haircut is a big change! Dont feel bad, at least now the next time you go you will be more familiar with the place and feel more comfortable. Plus, now you have a reason to plan another trip to NYC!
Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
http://www.youtube.com/user/Curlypad?feature=mhum

I think you're smart to listen to yourself. You'll know when you're ready!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

DP!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

Don't beat yourself up over it. I totally know how you feel. I've had the number of a salon that my friend highly recommends for weeks now and have gone as far as picking up the phone to dial and then totally chickening out. Yesterday I swore I was going to schedule an appt. once and for all and well here I am today still without an appt.
Isn't it sad that some of us curlies have to go through this all over a freakin' haircut!?
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
I think you were actually pretty brave to do this. You went with your gut feeling. You can always go back later.
*CG for wavies. Type 2/3ab mix.
(overgrown) Inverted bob.
*Conditioner - VO5, Oyin, Goth Rosary
*Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
*Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
thanks for the support. I appreciate it and now feel slightly less like an idiot (and occasionally even feel smart for not putting myself through the possibility of months of discomfort).
hopefully sometime soon i'll figure out what to do with my hair. i'll report if i end up going back to devachan.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com