I got my second DevaCurl cut yesterday (My First DevaCurl Cut was in 2014 when my hair was still detoxing) and I'm pretty darn excited about the result!
First, let me catch you up on my hair journey over the past few months. Below is my hair shortly after Christmas and at its very longest since grade 2 (so proud!), and moments before Kayla cut the back length at Le Salon (such a great feeling at the time but it took a few days to adjust to cutting so much off).
Keep in mind that I did not get a cut or trim in a full year so My First DevaCurl Cut served me incredibly well, as did being shampoo-free because I had minimal split ends and my hair remained happy this whole time.
I dreamed of growing my hair long just once in my adult life and I was planning to grow it waist-length but it was driving me crazy. Too heavy. Too annoying. Too confusing to deal with. I hated it touching my back. I went as far as I was willing to go and I wanted to return to something light and cute and full and fun. Not hanging there being a bore.
It only took a few weeks before I was itching to go even shorter than I had originally at Le Salon though and I decided to return to Curve Hair Studio for some DevaCurl lovin'.
When I arrived I had 3 styles in mind but it didn't take long for Erin and I to agree that an asymmetrical bob would serve me better than shaving the right side like I was wanting to do. I was really, really, really wanting lighter, lighter, lighter and I may go shorter on the right in the next round but I was content to keep some length.
Erin, the owner of Curve Hair Studio, used the DevaCurl No-Poo line on my hair just like last time and if I ever do decide to leave my baking soda + apple cider vinegar days behind me, I'll make the switch to this brand. Until then, I'll continue to wash and condition my hair one or two times a week with bs + acv.
It might go without saying but if you have waves or curls and have yet to fall in love with your own hair, maybe a DevaCurl cut is the answer. Or maybe going shampoo-free is the ticket. Or maybe it's both or maybe it's neither.
What I do know though is this:
1. Making a drastic change to your hair can feel quite traumatic at first. Even if you love the new look, you might still feel grief for what was taken away. That's ok. Cry the tears and trust they'll pass. I was so happy to be free of the length at the back with my Le Salon cut, but I struggled to adjust to the gap for a few days afterwards. By day 4 all was well again.
2. Finding the right style for your hair - one that makes the most of your hair's natural tendencies - is a worthy goal in my opinion because it feels fabulous to have a head of hair that suits you perfectly.
Wishing that for you and happy hair days for all!
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