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Today's the day!! I've been talking about doing this for a long time and I'm finally doing it!! Going the the Devachan Salon and Departure Salon for my haircut, this place specializes in curly hair and is located down in SoHo (in Manhattan).

There goes my monthly spending money......
 

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Well... um... Congratulations. And... er... have a good time.
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When can I admit that I have no idea what the OP is about?
 

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Okay guys, it's exactly as you've heard! Quite an amazing job!
She cut my hair dry (I had to go w/o any product in my hair, that was quite a sight in itself!). She then cut into the curl...she'd lift some hair and make a slit in the middle.

Then the wash with scalp cleanser, special conditioner, and their "gel" which is absolutely weightless. I had no idea I had such gorgeous lightweight curls! Well, I like them anyway.

She told me that one of the secrets to good, healthy curls is NOT to use shampoo because of the sulphate Laureate (sp??), they have their own products (a soapless cleanser) you can buy but they certainly don't push it on you. ALSO, don't towel dry since curls need the moisture and towel drying takes most of it out.

I will post pictures tomorrow. If anyone is interested in their products you can go to their website to learn about them @ Devachan.com.

There was some big $$$ damage but I'm worth it right?????
 

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Ahem.
Where are the pictures?
 

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If you don't towel dry.. what do you do? Drip dry all over the bathroom?

Got2B has a mousse that i use.. it's the only product i've ever used that does a decent job with my curls.
 

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I'm so glad you had a good time! It's so nice to do something really good for yourself every now and then - excited to see the before and after pictures! :D

I love their products and use the "gel" :) Did you buy anything? I've wondered how the shampoo works. Did they cut it really short? I looked into going there a few years ago when John lived in Manhattan, but there was something about letting them go as short as they want that scared me off.
 

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If you don't towel dry.. what do you do? Drip dry all over the bathroom?

Got2B has a mousse that i use.. it's the only product i've ever used that does a decent job with my curls.
Kel, for some, curls are a "lifestyle". (visit Naturallycurly.com and see. ;) )

Some actually do drip all over the bathroom. Some "plop" which refers to putting sometghing like An-gell, Be-leave-in, or Heaven in Hair, or a bit of One Condition (all Devacurl products) in soaking wet hair, flipping your head over & letting your curls "puddle" into an old tshirt or microfibre towel, tieing it up and letting it dry. Once almost dry, hit it with a diffuser. The theory is by smushing the curls, unmanipulated, to your head, they dry in their natural shape (wet hair hangs, which creates tension, which pulls out the curl, which creates "halo frizz" ). Maximum curl & smoothness is supposed to result. It's like a science, or something.

I've tried the Low-Poo & the No-Poo. I can't No-poo. My hair needs some poo. Low-Poo is ok, but I prefer a regular gentle shampoo every other day, personally. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is harsher than LaurETH sulfate, so look for the "ETH". The sulfate-free poos are better for very dry curls though, for sure.

And YES, you are worth it, and we want pics!
 

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I'm so glad you had a good time! It's so nice to do something really good for yourself every now and then - excited to see the before and after pictures! :D

I love their products and use the "gel" :) Did you buy anything? I've wondered how the shampoo works. Did they cut it really short? I looked into going there a few years ago when John lived in Manhattan, but there was something about letting them go as short as they want that scared me off.
I bought the shampoo, conditioner and "gel"!! They asked me how much length I wanted to keep, we cut about 2" and they thinned out the back by making a lot of layers! You can get rid of some of the water with paper towels, a t-shirt, or one of those thin towels (like a dishtowel but not the ones with loops), or a microfiber towel.
 
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