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Devacut the Second

Alright, so around this time last year I posted my very first review of going to The Curl Ambassadors in Toronto and getting a dry cut. It was a different experience, and it was fun, and the place was awesome, so naturally I traipsed back there for a day of Toronto. My hair had been driving me nuts for a while – I had done a few self trims, but nothing crazy, and I knew my ends were getting pretty frayed and angry with me. So, without further ado, here are some photos chronicling my experience:

Before: My hair was getting long, but bigger, not curlier. And it was starting to be stringy...this was a wash day, freshly diffused, but the ends were pretty dry and unhappy.

Before: My hair was getting long, but bigger, and curlier. And it was starting to be stringy…this was a wash day, freshly diffused, but the ends were pretty dry and unhappy.

Before from behind - look at how dry and uncurl and scraggly it all is! (Also: hi, Danielle!)

Before from behind – look at how dry and uncurl and scraggly it all is! (Also: hi, Danielle!)

During the process: nothing like a good air dryer.

During the process: nothing like a good air dryer.

So, some things I noticed this time around: although I do love the experience, the shaping isn’t terribly different. I wanted volume, but really, since my strands are so fine, there’s only so much you can do with that. Secondly, I had been going to the same hairstylist previously for years and years. I grew up going to her; she is my mother’s friend and has an innate knowledge of my curlscape. She knows how much they’ll bounce up, she knows how to style what I want, and she’s always open to listening and interpretation. And? She’s in town (she lives up the street from me), and her services are far less expensive. So, although the Devacut has been fun and an interesting learning experience, I really truly feel that I benefit just as much from visiting my old hairstylist because of the relationship we have and her knowledge of my hair. Now, for some comparison, an ‘After’ photo:

Complacent smile and no makeup! You're welcome, internetz!

Complacent smile and no makeup! You’re welcome, internetz!

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2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Surprise!  | the diary of a curly girl

  2. I also have a childhood stylist that I go back to every year. There’s something comfortable about sitting in a chair and completely trusting what the person does without having to explain. Your hair looks great!

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