Deva Cut/Straighten Hair
For the longest, I have always wanted to cut my natural hair into a shape or somehow. I always been scared too because I didn't want too much of my hair to be cut off or I absolutely look like a fool.
A lot of naturals talked about a deva cut and from pics I've seen their hair came out looking wonderful. Back when I cut my hair the second time, it was cut into a tapered style and I have been letting it grow from that. You would think my hair had some type of shape or whatever but to me it seemed like my back grew faster than the front.
However, before the Christmas holiday I researched for salons that specializes in deva cut in my area and I found two salons. One of them didn't answer the phone nor return my messages, so I stuck with a salon called SoHo Boutique.
I tried to do my research about the deva curl/cut and mostly everything was saying make sure your hair is dry. Also when I set up the appointment I asked was there a certain way I should wear my hair and the lady told me dry. So the night before I washed my hair and put some twists in, but my job was doing 12 business days of Christmas and the next day was snowman or snow angel day and my hair was brush back into a ponytail for my hat to fit.
When I arrived to the salon I was greeted immediately and was seated and offered something to drink. It was a beauty place and very upbeat, everyone was polite and kept a smile on their faces while doing their customers hair. You could tell that they love their job and love doing hair.
My hairstylist was Justin. He was very laid back and cool. He absolutely loved my hair and told me that my hair was beautiful and thick. When I got there, he asked me what was I expecting and I told him I wanted to cut my hair into a shape and I've read about the deva cut and I was surprised I found a salon that does it. I showed him a picture of how I wanted it to be cut but I would go with what was best for my hair and however the deva cut is supposed to go.
I wanted this cut because I like the way it shapes her face and that's exactly how I wanted my hair to do, shape my round face. Now with the deva cut I didn't know too much, but justin was keeping me informed that I did right about coming with dry hair but I should of styled my hair like the photo so my hair will fall in that way, where he would be able to cut it. As I said before my hair was brushed into a ponytail with a hat on.
Well Justin didn't just send me home and say sorry I can't help you, he still cut my hair and shaped it the best way he could like the picture.
Justin told me he cut at least half to an inch and half off and that whenever I style my hair like picture and I feel my hair is too long, I can come back and get him to cut it some more. He apologized for the inconvenience but I told him it wasn't his fault, I should of done more research but now I know for the next time that I come for a deva cut.
I actually was fine with the cut, he did put some type of shape into my hair. On the other hand my hair probably needed the cut too since I never had it cut since my tapered style. I mean I had my ends trimmed but that's about it.
Well after the holidays I decided that I wanted to straighten my hair, for length and plus the year was coming to an end for my protective style journey.
After all the protective styles and hair dying, my hair still was growing and wasn't damage. That's the best thing in the world to know as being a natural. Also, to add on about my deva cut, it was cut correctly but the bang was a little too long but I didn't go back to get it cut off. I think I may go back one day to do another cut.