Got Curly Hair?
I recently had my hair cut at Devachan hair salon in Culver City, CA. Devachan is chain of hair salons located mainly in NYC (one location in CA) specializing in cutting curly hair. It was the first time I've been in a salon and not have hair envy from the girl sitting next to me with stick straight Pantene commercial type flowing hair! Everyone in the salon had some degree of curl or wave and we were all from different backgrounds. No one head of curls was the same.
Their technique is to cut the curls dry. I wasn't sure how a dry curly cut would translate into a straight style. Although I wear my hair curly most of the time, I do from time to time like to blow it out straight. I asked for an asymmetrical cut and my stylist did exactly that. I LOVED it, even blown out! The blown out style wasn't perfectly even, but I was ok with it because it gave my straight hair an edgy look. Sorry I don't have a picture of it straight. I will remember to take a photo next time!
After the cut, they cleansed and conditioned it. I could have opted to have it blown out, but instead, I decided on their popular wet set style. They set your curls using whichever of the Devachan products is best for your type texture. They used the styling creme to set my hair.The wet set gave my curls perfect definition, no frizz what so ever, even hours after it had dried! The look is much flatter against my head than how I typically wear it, but I thought it was a nice change. I tried to duplicate the look at home, but I just ended up looking like an idiot. There's a technique to the wet set (using a dome hair dryer), and I have yet to master it, so until then, I will leave it to the pros!
Devachan sells their own products and I ended up purchasing the styling creme. The only reason I didn't purchase their cleanser (called No Poo because it's sulfate-free) and conditioner is because I use Wen hair care and I am very happy with it. I have to admit, I am in love with the scent of the Devachan products.
If you can't get to a Devachan salon, I would highly recommend finding a stylist who knows how to cut curly hair dry, it truly makes a difference!