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Old 01-15-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
 
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Default PICS PLEASE-BioSoftening/Silkener/Vertical

Hi everyone,

I've been reading the boards for a while, but this is my first post.

I don't really see anyone posting pictures of their before and afters from the following processes:
- Softening (Ouidad)
- Bio-softening (Christo)
- Silkener (Devachan)
- Vertical (Redken - I believe this has been discontinued)

I am seriously considering trying one of these treatments- I think I'm leaning more towards the Bio-Softening from Christo.

And I would really appreciate it if anyone had some pics that they could share.

Personally, I think my hair is 3B-ish. Just up to my shoulders when curly. And I usually have it up, or back, or half up, when it's curly- as it's such a pain to try and make it look good!

Thank you so much ladies!! :-)
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
 
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Default Softeners/Silkeners

Hi All,
I too am thinking about Ouidad's softening on my 2b/3c/4a hair. Does anyone have any pics, comments or advice? I'd really like to see and hear about real life experiences before I take the plunge. The idea sounds like it might work, but I am very apprehensive and nervous because I don't want my past shoulder length hair to go straight, limp or worse, start breaking off! Love to hear from you! Thanks, Vindy
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been reading the boards for a while, but this is my first post.

I don't really see anyone posting pictures of their before and afters from the following processes:
- Softening (Ouidad)
- Bio-softening (Christo)
- Silkener (Devachan)
- Vertical (Redken - I believe this has been discontinued)

I am seriously considering trying one of these treatments- I think I'm leaning more towards the Bio-Softening from Christo.

And I would really appreciate it if anyone had some pics that they could share.

Personally, I think my hair is 3B-ish. Just up to my shoulders when curly. And I usually have it up, or back, or half up, when it's curly- as it's such a pain to try and make it look good!

Thank you so much ladies!! :-)
AngieNYC, did you have the BioSoftening done? How did you turn out for you? Send pics if you can.

Thanks
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:29 PM   #4
 
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Default Not yet...

I haven't had it done yet. I put it hold for a bit, since not too many people on this forum seem to have it done...and almost no one has pictures. And I would really like to see some pics before I go ahead and do it myself....as I too have concerns. My hair is just shoulder length when curly, and I don't want to ruin it and have to cut it off (I had that experience a few years ago with Thermal Reconditioning).

There is one person who recently emailed me saying that she did it the Ouidad Softening and she loves it- but I'm waiting to see some pictures...

Do you know anyone who has had it done? Did it turn out nice?
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
 
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Default DevaCurl or Ouidad?

I haven't seen any real pictures of the softening yet either. It sounds very similar to the silkening that they do at Curves (Miss Jessies Salon) and they have lots of pics on their website (missjessies.com). I even checked out the Ouidad website hoping for some pics but even though there were some models on there that looked like they may have had it, it wasn't clearly stated. Makes you wonder, if it's so great why aren't there any photos! I'm going to an Ouidad affiliate salon today to get the Deep Treatment. I thought I would start with that and see how I like it. In two weeks I will be going to a Deva Concepts salon. A stylist that I used visit several years ago became trained in the Deva methods, cuts, etc so I was very excited to find her name on their website. I'll visit with her for a consult and start with a product indoc then maybe move to a cut if necessary. I trust her (that's important) and I like the Deva products. I may end up going that route. Please share if you get photos of the softening. I'll let you know how the Ouidad & Deva experiences turn out. Wish me luck!
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #6
 
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I've also been thinking of getting a Deva cut...I started researching that once I stopped considering getting the softening!

Please update me about your Deva consult and cut, if you get one. I would really appreciate it. I don't know why, but I'm so nervous about cutting my hair...it takes so long to grow, and it curls up so much, that I'm always so hesistant to cut it. And I usually wind up hating my cuts...

If you don't mind- who is this stylist that you really like? And what kind of curls do you have? I'm a 3B, with a combo of corkscrew and botecelli (sp?).

In the meantime, I will re-visit the Miss Jessies website and check out their silkening system...thanks!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
 
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Smile Ouidad or Devachan

I've had both consults at Ouidad & Deva (I'm not in NY so I went to local stylists trained in each method). I've been using the DevaCare products and thought they were great when I first tried them. Then I went to Ouidad (considering the softener) and had the Deep Treatment. OMG! I loved it! Now, I've only had it once but my hair (2b, 3c, 4a - kinda kinky & kinda dry, with fine strands) LOVED the DT. My hair was soft and held a shine (w/out product). The curls were enhanced. In short, I was very impressed. I will definitely be doing the DT again and I hope it is everything it was the 1st time and everything I hope it will be. I'm still think I will get the softener and I'm looking forward to trying the other Ouidad products. I've been using the Curl Quencher gel and I really like it. Now, Devacare. I had the consult and it went very well. I like the idea that they cut the hair dry and take the time to really look at the hair and cut only what's necessary. It sounds very customized to the individual. I'm thinking about the Deva Cut over the Ouidad Carve & Slice, which I'm not too sure about on my hair texture. I still like the DevaCurl products, but so far the Ouidad products seem to be working better for me. I have to admit, I am very surprised - it's not at all what I expected. My softener appointment is next week and I'll post about that when it's done. They stylist says it takes a couple of weeks for the hair to "settle" so I can cut & color after that time. I'm a little hesitant about the chems, but I figure I should do what make my life easiest and looks best on me. I really don't like spending a lot of time styling my hair everyday. I need as close to wash & go as I can get. If anyone has had experience with Ouidad softeners I'd love to hear from you!
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:26 AM   #8
 
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Vindaloo, what happened with the softener?
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:41 PM   #9
 
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Well I finally have to fess up. I went to Christo this past weekend. it took me a full year to get the courage to spend that much money and get the bio softening. I don't hate it but I'm not quite in love with it either. I have extremerly coarse tight 4b hair. believe it or noy my hair is very coily like pen springs, that range from small to medium. My hair has a lot of bulk to it and it isvery difficult to work product through it. I think the thing that finally pushed me to go was the birth of my daughter 6 weeks ago. doing my hair? what's that anymore!

Ok enough background. So a year ago I went for a consult. I had astrand test done with the bio and another treatment called anti frizz. I absolutely loved the results. I still had all my springy coils just looser. Because I have so much bulk I know had she done my whole head it simply would have made it easier to work through in sections and it would have made my curl pattern more visible. She left it in for ten min. So now having my full head done I explained my same desires: reducing bulkiness,more definition,manageability, but I stressed that I didn't want to loose my curls.

My hair is a little to elongated it looks like a wavy perm. I don't have my coils. I was told that i would experience more shrinkage in th weeks to come so i'm being patient but so far i'm a little disappointed. Mainly because it a lot straighter than I had hoped for and very different from the results of the patch test. I will try to post before and after pics next week.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
 
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I would love to hear more about this. I too have been considering.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:43 AM   #11
 
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I would like to see pics too for biosoftening. I have an appt soon and I'm little nervous about spending the money.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #12
 
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Default Devachan offers no more softening services

Hello all - I am a new member and although these softening posts are from 2.5 years ago, I thought I'd try to see if I get feedback.

I called Devachan today (5/2/12) and they said they no longer perform chemical services (I am so disappointed!!). I was looking forward to a softening, a treatment that loosens the curl but doesn't leave your hair straight, which is what am looking for. Robert has been my hairstylist (for cuts only) but I've read good reviews on his softening services as well. They said they will call me back to confirm if he can do it. It doesn't make sense for Deva to eliminate these services, I might just go to Ouidad since they offer softening. Can anyone share their experiences with hair softening? Thanks!
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