Bad Deva Cut

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I got a very bad Deva Cut last week. My hair looks aweful!!! It was the 1'st time at this salon & my hair is SO poofy & huge! My regular stylist is better than this! I thought with all the raves about this type of cut I was lucky to find someone near where I live to do the Deva cut. After spending the $$ I really don't have to begin with, I'm not sure if I should go back to my old stylist to try & fix it. I won't go back to Deva stylist, it was such a bad experience. Can a bad short ,frizzy, poofy, bob be fixed?? What do I say to my old stylist, she's going to look at my hair and probably laugh.
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I'm sorry you're are sad and dissappointed. No-one handles bad cuts very well. Remember that it's an awesome thing -'hair': grows, can be played with and pinned and fixed if need be.
First, Did she use products and technique that you wouldnt normally do? like: sulfates and cones? Did she cut dry?
These things can affect the outcome of both the style and the texture/curl pattern. If it was the product and technique that can be helped by following your usual routine - and if you're not doing "Curly girl" you might want to give it a whirl- cutting out the sulfates and cones.

If it was the cut i think it might need time again to find it's natural pattern after having been disturbed. I'm no expert on the cutting part though so hopefully someone else can chime in.
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I completely understand. I had my Deva cut last month. Although it was not as bad as yours I had much the same experience. My hair is short also.

I didn't care for it at all. I didn't care for the Deva products at all--and I mean my hair hated them! I said I wanted to encourage curl but when she styled it I ended up with barely wavy (even though I was clear about what I wanted!) hair that was flat and limp and lifeless by the time I got home. For me it seemed she barely cut anything off at all. Also since she cut "per curl" and my hair seldom curls the same exact way twice I am constantly finding hairs sticking up and I have to recut them.

I can say that, after a week, my hair did settle down quite a bit. It wasn't perfect. I actually went and got some bobby pins and I do use those now in a pinch if it just looks terrible.

It will grow. Small consolation now but it will. In the meantime try different products and different methods to see if something suits you (like clipping, diffusing, plopping, super soaker, ice queen, etc).

Sending positive thoughts your way!
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Thanks for the nice posts!! I'm feeling a little sorry for myself.
My hair was cut dry, and he use the Deva Conditioner & Gel after when he washed my hair. It looked okay at 1st b/c it was still somewhat damp when I left. But wow as the night went on my hair grew outward into a crazy triangle poofy pyramid. Even my husband who is usually very good about these things seemed unsure what to say.
But I don't want to dwell too much. I think I will call my old stylist, see if she can de-poof me at all & let it grow out a little. There is always the baseball hat! I've used them before & I'll use it again.
I do have to say maybe I got a new Deva stylist, but I don't think this is the cut for those with alot of thick coarse hair. Or maybe just not for me.

Last edited by sammie44; 09-13-2009 at 10:25 PM. Reason: thanks
i once got a really bad deva cut by a local stylist. however, my regular stylist is a deva stylist, in nyc. his cuts are great.
so, what i am saying is this, it's not a 'deva cut' that is bad, it's the stylist's way of cutting. just like a regular haircut, there are great and horrible stylists and many in between.
there is a thread on here somewhere about deva training. i think there are levels, and what most stylists do is take the one or two day class -- i have heard that devachan refers to them as 'deva inspired.' they are allowing too little time. so they learn how to cut an individual curl, but it takes more training to learn how to blend an entire head of different patterns, textures....
i am sure there are some who learn the technique, then go on the learn more on their own, and are excellent stylists by nature.
so you have to be careful who cuts your hair. the best way, if you can find it, is to ask another curly who has a great haircut.
sorry about the bad cut. i've been there as all curlies have. maybe wait a few weeks then go back to your old stylist, see what she can do. clips, pins, headbands, gels, pomades..... are your tools right now.
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I've had 2 devacuts at Devachan. One 1 1/2 ago which was amazing and has been my best hair cut ever. Unfortunately that stylist isn't there anymore.

I had another hair cut there 2 months ago and I still hate the cut (cut by Luciana), so I can sympathize with you. I'm trying to wait a little longer before I can have someone fix it. Due to my experience, I now realize that all the stylists know the deva cut technique, but they don't necessarily know how to judge the best cut for one's face. It's unfortunate, because there are some amazing stylists there.

Good Luck!
I've had 2 devacuts at Devachan. One 1 1/2 ago which was amazing and has been my best hair cut ever. Unfortunately that stylist isn't there anymore.

I had another hair cut there 2 months ago and I still hate the cut (cut by Luciana), so I can sympathize with you. I'm trying to wait a little longer before I can have someone fix it. Due to my experience, I now realize that all the stylists know the deva cut technique, but they don't necessarily know how to judge the best cut for one's face. It's unfortunate, because there are some amazing stylists there.

Good Luck!
Originally Posted by NaomiBeth1
I myself think the Deva cut style can probably be taught to most stylists but that for a stylist to know what would actually look good, keeping in mind the curls/waves, and what it might look like if the client did her hair the way she normally does, the dew points, what the client wants...that's a different matter.

My hair is not terrible now. I would get another Deva cut but not with the same person. The one I went to seemed to think that I would look best in a bob. Well the only Bob I ever liked was the one I dated. Bob's do not look good on me and my round face and thinner at the temples hair that will straggle down. I also was clear I don't like hair hanging in my face. It's like long nails..don't do them. I'm very practical and a no muss/no fuss type.

So alot has to do with what your stylist does with you.

It's the stylist. Don't be afraid to try again. Or go to your regular stylist. I'm not 100% convinced that a dry cut is the only way to cut curly hair. You do what is right for you!
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