Most curlies, wavies, and naturals are terrified of getting their hair cut because there are so many horror stories. Even if you don’t have one you have heard tear-filled testimonies describing the disastrous cuts they have received under the care of some stylist that not-so-qualified or inexperienced with curly hair. Curly hair is not like straight hair so when stylists try to use the same techniques the result is uneven, chopped up, unnatural cuts that look like your 4-year-old niece took matters into her own hands. Cutting wet curly hair does not allow the stylist to see where your curls will naturally fall, so having your curls cut at this state will not allow you or the stylist to see the true desired shape.
An alternative to stylists who prefer to or primarily style straight hair are the curly salons that are chopping into your hair using carving and slicing techniques that are supposed to debulk or thin out your hair. These high-priced techniques end up deforming the actual curl structure and make your ends frizzy and ripped. You end up with fishhook strands and it grows out horrible! This is the main reason many natural, curlies, and wavies have begun doing their own trims and cuts, and although we do a great job, it’s nothing like going to a professional and getting the royal treatment and the perfect cut. If you are dying for a new style and have no clue what to do, then you may want to give the Deva Cut a try.
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