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ameyls
3b Curly Spirally

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Aug 05, 2008
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Jan 19, 2010
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ameyls's Latest Product Reviews

DevaCurl Light Defining Gel (formerly AnGEL)

Jan 10, 2010 - I am a big believer in DevaCurl's No-poo and One Condition, so I have tried really hard to like the Deva styling products, too. But after trying all of them, I have come to the conclusion that the whole styling line is one big fraud perpetrated on CG believers. This gel, like all of their other styling products, just makes my hair look stringy and flat. I can't get any sort of bounce or spring with ANY of their styling products. I have tried just about every method I can think of to make them work (damp hair, soaking wet hair, raking it through, scrunching alone), but nothing seems to work. As I said in another review, I truly believe that the only people who claim to get "good" results from Deva styling products are those who have yet to discover just how good their hair can look with other quality styling products.

DevaCurl B'Leave-In

Jan 10, 2010 - I have tried really hard to like the Deva products, but I have come to the conclusion that the whole styling line is one big fraud perpetrated on CG believers. This product is a perfect example. It's supposed to be a leave-in conditioner, but it feels like a gel. According to the directions, you're supposed to rake it through your hair for best results, which is contrary to the whole CG "no touch" styling method! When you run it through your hair, it feels like it's literally sucking the moisture OUT, instead of locking it in. I have tried just about every method I can think of to make this and all of the other products work (damp hair, soaking wet hair, raking it through, scrunching alone), but nothing seems to work. My hair just comes out feeling dry and stringy. All the bounce and softness are gone. I truly believe that the only people who claim to get "good" results from Deva styling products are those who have yet to discover just how good their hair can look with other quality styling products.

ameyls's Latest Salon Reviews

Toujours Salon & Spa - Chicago, Illinois, United States
Stylist:
Cally

Dec 14, 2009 - I have previously reviewed Cally's work with much praise (see older review, below). However, since that review, I've been back twice and had disastrous results. The first time I went back, she seemed really distracted, and the cut came out incredibly uneven. I chalked it up to a bad day and decided not to hold it against her. A few months later, when everything had grown out, I made another appointment. This time, I spent about 10 minutes carefully explaining to Cally what I hadn't liked about the last cut. She seemed to be listening attentively and even agreed with me about what had gone wrong. I figured she would do a much better job this time, but she did an even worse job than she had done before. She actually cut a giant HOLE into one side of my hair!!! It was so shocking when it happened that I gasped out loud and said, "Oh my god!" She tried to act like it was no big deal, but it was obvious that she knew she had messed up. I pointed out how the other side (which she had already finished cutting) was much longer, so she offered to cut some more out of it to make both sides look even. When she finally finished up, my hair looked awful. It was long and stringy in the back and puffy and short on the sides, almost like a glam rock mullet. I left that day and vowed never to return. I stopped into my old salon a week later to see if my former stylist could salvage what was left of my hair. He was visibly shocked by how "textured" my hair was, as he put it. The curls were so uneven that he basically couldn't do much of anything without cutting off a ton of length. His advice was to just let it grow a while and avoid getting it cut at all costs. I can't tell you how disappointed my experiences with Cally has left me. Not just because the last two cuts were so bad, but because the first cut was so good!!! It's almost like she has a Jekyll and Hyde thing going on, like there's two stylists in her, and you never know which one you're going to get. If I knew for sure that I was going to get the good stylist every time, I would go back in a heartbeat. But the last two cuts were so bad that I just can't take the risk.

Toujours Salon & Spa - Chicago, Illinois, United States
Stylist:
Callie

Jan 15, 2009 - I went to Callie in September of 2008. I was looking for a cut that would give some bounce and shape to my shoulder-length 3B curls, while also allowing me to continue growing it out. I had never had a Deva-type cut before, so I was very nervous. Callie took the time to really examine each curl and shape it just right. Although I was very happy with how light and bouncy my curls were after the cut, I was alarmed by how short some of them were. On top, I had several ringlets that were barely an inch long!!! And the sides that fame my face were MUCH shorter than I had expected them to be. That said, the cut has grown out BEAUTIFULLY, and I have not needed to go back for a re-shaping or even a trim. With other stylists, I typically go back in 4-6 weeks because my hair is growing out unevenly. This cut has kept its shape for four months. So, my main piece of advice is this: if you go to Callie, and you don't want super short sections, be sure to tell her. She is a professional, and she wants to make her clients happy, so I'm sure she would be glad to work within whatever parameters you set for her.