Thanks, BigRed. I think I understand, but I'll have to write that down and take it with me to the stylist. i don't want alot of volume at the roots, I just don't it to be so flat. I am the first to admit that I'm lazy about clipping the roots when I diffuse dry though.
I've been getting Deva cuts since 2007 so I understand about the "unevenness factor"; I've never felt that Deva cuts are unneven. My curls don't grow out unevenly from the Deva cuts so much as the ends get straggly - I guess from the layers growing out.

I've found I can go 5 or 6 months before I start to feel I need a touch-up. I'm just having a hard time finding a new Deva stylist I can trust - my old stylist is in a salon I don't trust at all. I like the stylist, I don't like the salon.
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB