If you are thinking about going natural, or already have been natural for a while, you will no doubt soon come across the ‘deva cut’. If this is your first time hearing about the deva cut, you’re probably wondering what it is. As someone with a mixed (with relaxer) hair texture, I had never heard of the devacut until a few years ago. Even now don’t always get the correct information. So as someone with experience and knowledge of the devacut, I wanted to create a guide to help you understand what it is, whether it’s right for you, and how to find a good devacut stylist.
What is the deva cut?
The devacut is a specific kind of haircut that’s popular among women with naturally curly hair. It involves a bit of curl-specific styling as well. It’s more about making each curl look its best and not just a way to “tame” the curls. The cut is created on dry hair so the stylist sees how each curl will fall and each individual curl is shaped.
Curly hair can be tricky to work with, especially if you’re not accustomed to having naturally curly hair. You have to figure out what products work for you, what hairstyles work for you. After years of straightening your hair one way, you might have some bad habits or unbalanced curls to contend with.
This cut involves taking into consideration all of these factors and shaping the haircut accordingly. It might seem like an expensive proposition if you’ve never had your hair cut like this before. But it’s worth every penny because it gives you something that money can’t buy. Confidence in your natural state and a great base for all your curly-hair adventures to come!
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What’s different about the devacut?
The devacut is a customized haircut for those with curly hair. Unlike the traditional haircut, where your hair stylist will cut your hair based on a set of guidelines. This guidelines work best for straight-haired clients. The devacut is specifically for the people who has curly-hair. The stylist who specializes in the devacut will use her knowledge of various techniques and products. And use them based on how curly your hair is, how damaged it is, and how much volume you want.
As an added bonus, the devacut can help keep your curls looking healthy and frizz-free. By using products that are specially to prevent frizz and combat dryness (like DevaCurl), you can keep frizz at bay for days after getting your haircut. In addition, many stylists incorporate dry cutting techniques into their services; this means that instead of wetting your hair before cutting it, she will cut it dry—meaning that she’ll use her hands to separate each curl and smooth out your hair so that she can cut it from there. This technique helps reduce frizz even more, as she’ll be able to identify curlier parts of your hair before cutting them.
Just remember: all curly hair is unique. It may be tempting to go for the trendy new length or drastic cut based on what you see in magazines, but remember that your hair often needs more—not less—care than other textures. Be smart about how you treat your curls, and take the time to find a stylist you trust so you can create the most flattering look for your specific hair type and curl pattern. Feeling adventurous? Then try a devacut! There’s a reason why it become so trendy. You’ll soon see exactly why once you experience it for yourself.