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Old 08-20-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
 
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Has anybody heard about this technique or even tried it? I found a description on the internet and thought that it sounded quite good. Here's the description in German, but you can see from the pictures how it works. Basically the idea is to cut the individual curls in a special way (not straight across) so that the individual hairs in each curl stick together at the ends.

It's supposed to calm naturally curly hair. They also say that if you do it regularly, the hair becomes easier to detangle, there are less split ends and it's shinier.

I assume they cut it dry because otherwise they don't really see the curls they want to cut, but I'm not sure about that.

So what do you think? Good or bad?
Should I try it or better stay away from that technique?
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
 
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I googled "curlsys" and from what I can understand, it's the SCISSORS that are specially designed to cut in this way.

Doesn't look like they are available in North America, from what I can tell, nor would any stylist here be trained to use them.

RATS, it sure looks promising!

edit: Oh I just noticed you are in Switzerland...are they availabe there? I'd love to have it done!
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The scissors don't look any different, just looks like they cut the curl on any angle. I think the big curly salons do this - Devachan, Curlisto, Ouidad
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:37 AM   #4
 
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If it works on the kind of fine, frizz-prone and finicky German hair that I have, I'm sold.

I still haven't made it to a deva salon. I have wondered how a deva trained stylist would cut my dry hair, with no product on it. Because it would basically be a frizz ball. What are they going to do, cut each hair individually?
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Yes, a salon in my area offers it.
It might be worth a try, since I can't get a DevaCut here.
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I thought at first it was the Helix scissors, but they look normal. I agree that it just looks like a specific way of cutting, looks like "point cutting" or cutting on the curl. That seems to be the deva way (my last stylist also did that). I'd give the salon a try. Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
 
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The Curlsys shears (translated).

http://66.218.71.231/language/transl...s&fr=yfp-t-501


Looks like a combo of technique and special shears (?)
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It might be worth a try, since I can't get a DevaCut here.
Absolutely! Sounds awesome!!
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If it works on the kind of fine, frizz-prone and finicky German hair that I have, I'm sold.

I still haven't made it to a deva salon. I have wondered how a deva trained stylist would cut my dry hair, with no product on it. Because it would basically be a frizz ball. What are they going to do, cut each hair individually?
You would put product in it. They told me to come with my hair done as I normally do it - gives them a better idea of what they are working with and what you like. (So, I did my hair and told her everything I didn't like about it!)
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #10
 
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I just wanted to let you know that I made an appointment for next week... I hope everything goes well!
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It sounds like it would be worth a try!

I go to Switzerland sometimes for business, and I have seen some lovely heads of curly hair there.
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This technique basically utilizes a form of texturizing. By cutting the ends of each curl at an angle, as apposed to straigh accross, it lightens up the ends achieving a more blended look. It can be great technique on curly hair if it is done correctly. Even though you are blending the ends, which helps with the movement and shape of the curls, you still have to be careful about cutting the layers to short, or over layerng it. The only downside is that no matter how you cut hair, there is no way to cut more shine into it. On the other hand, if the ends look healthy it won't look as dry. Good luck, I hope it works out.
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