Wondering if a Deva cut would help me

I've been reading about Deva cuts on these threads.

I have a friend who was trained at Aveda who cuts my hair for free because my girls babysit for her. Two times ago, she tried to help and be very understanding and cut my hair dry and tried to encourage the curl pattern. I was very happy with the results. The last time, she "treated" me to a good wash and long scalp massage and then cut my hair. I have been frustrated with my hair after this cut. It isn't the style. It's some of my hair...

I have wavy hair. For ever I tried to make it do what I wanted by using a zillion products and LOTS of time. My middle dd is a serious curly-headed girl and I came here originally to help her with her hair. After reading a lot, I thought I'd give the CG method a try and my hair just totally changed. I now have a mixture of what my girls call Taylor Swift, spiral-y hair and wavy. When my hair lady took her time and cut my hair slowly, she commented that my hair was really curious. I have some almost straight pieces. Last time, she tried to cut those sections to encourage the curl and it really helped. This time she did not and I can SEE the difference. For example, I currently have a hair that when I first wash it will give me a long s curl, but for second day hair, it lengthens to a hair with a c at the end. It is really annoying because it doesn't want to be encouraged up into my spiral clumps that surround it.

So I'm wondering if a Deva cut would help my hair out.

But I'm a little afraid of trying....that they will laugh me out of the salon. When I do my hair, I scrunch, scrunch gel in. And right now, my hair is begging for moisture so I need to scrunch in extra gel to get second day hair. I'm afraid if I go in with air dried hair with no product, they will laugh me out of there. I will still be wavy, but I'm not sure if they will see what happens when I do my regular routine. TBH, I haven't seen my hair without product in quite a while so I have no clue what it will look like.

So if I go to this salon where the lady has been doing Deva cuts since 2006 (so she sounds like she was probably trained in the long course), do you think they could help me?

I don't care about unevenness. I wear it curly all the time.
if the deva person had the long training and can visualize the entire head of hair, see how it would blend, it would be a very good thing to do.
almost all of us have a mix of curl types on our head - the trick with cutting is to see that and cut it so it blends in, and of course, to get the most out of your curls/waves.
i think it's worth a try, i would do it.
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I've been reading about Deva cuts on these threads.

But I'm a little afraid of trying....that they will laugh me out of the salon. When I do my hair, I scrunch, scrunch gel in. And right now, my hair is begging for moisture so I need to scrunch in extra gel to get second day hair. I'm afraid if I go in with air dried hair with no product, they will laugh me out of there. I will still be wavy, but I'm not sure if they will see what happens when I do my regular routine. TBH, I haven't seen my hair without product in quite a while so I have no clue what it will look like.
I don't care about unevenness. I wear it curly all the time.
Originally Posted by Curlee'smom
nobody is going to laugh you out of the salon. they really don't work that way--they get all kinds of people in there and it is in their best interest to help anyone who comes in to be thrilled with their curls. i've been going to devachan since 2004. the only thing that would really screw you up there is if you chemically straightened and expected them to find your curls. you can go in with your usual routine or with no product, they will see your curls and figure it out-dont worry. i swear by the deva method. i didnt discover the whole curly girl thing till i was in my 50s and wish i had it when younger--its the greatest!!
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^ What banjocurl said! They definitely will not laugh at you, so don't be afraid of that.

The only other thing I will add is that you don't necessarily have to go in with "naked" hair. When I get my Deva cuts, I always wash/style my hair as usual before I go in. I want my stylist to see what happens when I use my usual routine. For your first cut, she will likely spend some time talking with you before the cut, to find out what you like/don't like about your hair and what your expectations are. That's the time to explain your hair's idiosyncrasies and how it's different with product versus without (and I would hazard to say that's the case for most of us - my hair is definitely not the same without product!).

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