Myrna, I bumped another post I made last year regarding Hair Excellence in sun prairie - then I found this thread regarding the same salon...and not only that but the same stylist I was considering lol!! (Kari) I also cannot use DevaCurl so I am disappointed to read that she was less than enthusiastic about using your products. Have you been since your first visit? Which stylist? How was the experience? Did you try the other salon curlymj mentioned?

Curlymj- have you gone to hair excellence yet?
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.