I have not gotten my hair cut in over 2 years so my ends were trashed from applying heat tools. Also, I lost a significant ton of hair after breastfeeding. I’m talking huge hairballs the size of the palms of my hands would fall anytime I washed my hair. My hair has been thinned out so much because of that. On top of that, I have breakage spots due to hormonal changes from pregnancy and nursing.
When I say my hair was trashed, it was extremely trashed.So what is a Deva Cut and what makes it so special?
It’s basically a haircut that is done on dry hair, not wet. Since it’s a curl-by-curl cut, it’s done on dry hair so that the stylist can see how much needs to be taken off depending on the shape and form of each curl.
Choosing the right stylist.
I decided to go to Rachel at Curly Hair Studio. Not only was she referred to me by a girlfriend of mine, I did my homework and checked out her extensive resume. To say it’s impressive would be an understatement. She was certified by Deva Curl and had gone through extra training. I felt she was more than qualified and I was right.
As soon as she looked at my hair she was able to diagnose everything that was going on, as well as, educate me on my curl type and how to nourish.
Things that I learned at my appointment:
- No more hair buns. My hair is nice and healthy at the root and thins out where I place it in a bun. Did you know that by putting your hair in a bun it thins out the ends where it’s wrapped? Also, it’s a lot of stress on the crown of your head that could lead to breakage.
- No hair ties. Again, it puts a lot of stress on your strands because it’s too tight. Since my hair isn’t in the best condition, I should only be using clips loosely if I want to put my hair up.
- Although I have been using the DevaCurl line, I have been using their products wrong. I have been using the products for coarse/thick hair, without realizing I should have switched over to their more lightweight options since my hair is now thin.
- Since I didn’t want to chop all the dead parts (which is more than half of my length) I’m committing myself to get a trim every 12 weeks as the regrowth comes in to gradually get rid of all the dead strands without sacrificing length.
Was it worth it?
Absolutely! Not only was my hair looking and feeling amazing by the time I left the salon, I learned a lot from a curl expert. Having my hair looked at by a professional was the best thing I could do because I thought I was doing everything right, and only half of it was true.
I miss the thick hair I had before pregnancy and before the hormones started messing things up. I can’ wait to see what my hair looks like a year from now, now that I have all of this knowledge on what to do, what to use, and best of all, who to go to.I’ll be sharing the products my stylist recommended to improve my hair and styling on another post. I’ll give you a hint… It’s not DevaCurl.