Cut today, interesting styling...

Let's start out by saying that I love my stylist! She really listens, has curly hair (but mainly straightens), and does a great job. This was only my second cut with her. Last time, I had her blow it out straight. This time, I asked to have it diffused curly. She started by adding conditioner to my hair (this was after it was washed and conditioned and rinsed and cut). She honestly used a tablespoon. I am 2b, and knew right away this was too much. Then she added phyto gel, followed by mousse. I never use this much product. She diffused upside down, finger scrunching. Then I flipped over and my hair was huge. Not defined, but huge. She then finger twirled some sections with pomade. She loved it, I hated it. I feel like I have a tub of product in my hair (because I do!) and I plan on washing it all out tomorrow. I'm sure the cut is good, though. It's all in the technique...
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ack big producty 80's hair! Next time you should just leave wet and save your hair.

Well I hope the cut is good at least!
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Let's start out by saying that I love my stylist! She really listens, has curly hair (but mainly straightens), and does a great job. This was only my second cut with her. Last time, I had her blow it out straight. This time, I asked to have it diffused curly. She started by adding conditioner to my hair (this was after it was washed and conditioned and rinsed and cut). She honestly used a tablespoon. I am 2b, and knew right away this was too much. Then she added phyto gel, followed by mousse. I never use this much product. She diffused upside down, finger scrunching. Then I flipped over and my hair was huge. Not defined, but huge. She then finger twirled some sections with pomade. She loved it, I hated it. I feel like I have a tub of product in my hair (because I do!) and I plan on washing it all out tomorrow. I'm sure the cut is good, though. It's all in the technique...
Originally Posted by tycho19
I cannot count the number of times stylists have done this to me. Even when they have curly hair if they straighten it most of the time they don't seem to know. I don't think they're taught in cosmetology school how to style curly hair.

Hope your cut looks good tomorrow when you style it yourself.
Always. Every time. And mine has curly hair too. I just don't get it!
I washed it this AM and it looks really good. I'm happy with the cut and a lot less product!
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The same thing happens to me if a stylist tries to style my hair with anything after they cut it. The lady I went to a few months ago scrunched A TON of gel in my hair and diffused it a little. My hair was crunchy and looked wavy, not curly.

I went to this new lady on Thursday who I read about on here. I LOVE the way she cut my hair. I feel like she understands that everyone's hair curls differently and can cut it accordingly. However, after she cut it, she scrunched in some gel and put this other stuff in and diffused it. I left with big poofy hair. When I got home I wet it down and put some of my own product in and it looked a lot better. I think it's just that different products work for different people and what the stylist has may not work for you. Next time I will ask her to just leave it wet and not put any products in it.
Actually that technique would probably work pretty well on my 2c/3a hair. Except for the finger scrunching, if there was a lot of it.
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Let's start out by saying that I love my stylist! She really listens, has curly hair (but mainly straightens), and does a great job. This was only my second cut with her. Last time, I had her blow it out straight. This time, I asked to have it diffused curly. She started by adding conditioner to my hair (this was after it was washed and conditioned and rinsed and cut). She honestly used a tablespoon. I am 2b, and knew right away this was too much. Then she added phyto gel, followed by mousse. I never use this much product. She diffused upside down, finger scrunching. Then I flipped over and my hair was huge. Not defined, but huge. She then finger twirled some sections with pomade. She loved it, I hated it. I feel like I have a tub of product in my hair (because I do!) and I plan on washing it all out tomorrow. I'm sure the cut is good, though. It's all in the technique...
Originally Posted by tycho19
I cannot count the number of times stylists have done this to me. Even when they have curly hair if they straighten it most of the time they don't seem to know. I don't think they're taught in cosmetology school how to style curly hair.

Hope your cut looks good tomorrow when you style it yourself.
Originally Posted by alwaysaangel
Funny you mention this about not being taught how to style curly hair in cosmetology school. I was thinking the same thing. I don't know why, as there seems to be so many salons that are just inept. It seems you need to go to a special salon to get what you want. I am in a small town and there is nothing for 300 miles, it is so frustrating to have someone cut my hair wet, and then want to straighten it and put TONS of product in it, just so that they don't even have to
"bother" to learn how to style ALL kinds of hair correctly? Shouldn't there be a whole class taught about curly hair and how to cut/style/color it?

Sorry for the rant, just frustrated with my hair!
I have had 3 Deva cuts and out of the 3 - 1 was OK....not great but OK. I always blame the fact that my hair is so fine/thin that even curly haired stylists have issues with it. The other people who were getting styled in the salons with more hair looked great but mine ends up yucky looking. When I was not getting Deva cuts I used to have my hair blown out - it was different and my stylist at the time did a great job doing the blowouts - it sure beat bad curly hair styling.
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I can never get my hair styled the way I like it in a salon. They either use way too much product, way too little product or overdry it, underdry it, blah, blah, blah. I don't really care about the styling, though. As long as the cut & color is great and I'm able to style it at home and it still looks good, that's all that matters to me. To me, the cut is the most important thing.
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I can never get my hair styled the way I like it in a salon. They either use way too much product, way too little product or overdry it, underdry it, blah, blah, blah. I don't really care about the styling, though. As long as the cut & color is great and I'm able to style it at home and it still looks good, that's all that matters to me. To me, the cut is the most important thing.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
ITA. I was usually spending the day in Boston when I went to that salon so the blowout was a better alternative to a bad curly style.
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