Every brown woman of the Diaspora has some type of curl, swirl or wave to her hair. We encourage our clients to embrace those curls! Our Curly Cuts, including the DevaCut™ are the most performed services at Diaspora, and if you've talked to a client who has received one of our specialty cuts, or read a review you'll understand why. Your curls are in good hands at Diaspora Salon.
Questions? You can contact us at
410-366-8700 or hello@diasporasalon.com


1. DETOX At least a week before your appointment, get ready to detox and clarify your hair if you use ANY products with silicones, butters, or oils in them. Start by shampooing your hair with an oil/ butter/ silicone- free clarifying shampoo. This means NO, zero, zilch Shea Moisture, Cantu, Camille Rose, Pantene, As I Am or ANYTHING similar (everything DevaCurl and Innersense are ok). We love Kinky Curly Come Clean and DevaCurl Build Up Buster as detoxers/ clarifiers, but any detoxing/ clarifying/ chelating shampoo that doesn't contain petroleum, lanolin, oils, butters, or silicones will do (please do not use apple cider vinegar). Please be sure to use a shampoo that is labeled as a "Clarifier" or "Chelator".

2. CONDITION The conditioner we recommend is DevaCurl One Condition, DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture Mask, Heaven in Hair, or Deep Sea Hair Repair. But, like the shampoo, any conditioner that doesn't contain oils, butters or silicones will work.

3. STYLE Please arrive with your hair detoxed, conditioned, in a dry Wash and Go/ Curly Set (if you don't know what a Wash and Go/ Curly Set is, see photos to the right). Your curls/ coils should be as defined as possible using a water- based curl defining product. We recommend anything from Deva Curl™, Kinky Curly™ Curling Custard, DIY flaxseed gel, or even Eco- Styler gel. Please refrain from using products from Shea Moisture, Camille Rose, Pantene, As I Am, Cantu, Mielle Organics, The Mane Choice or anything that contains butters, oils, silicones, petroleum, or lanolin. You may have never attempted a Wash & Go before, and that's fine- just do your best. At your appointment, we will give you feedback and teach you how to achieve your best Wash & Go yet. See photos to the right for how your hair should look when you arrive.

PLEASE DO NOT use bobby pins, head wraps, ponytails, headbands, rubber bands, hats, clips, etc on the day of your appointment. Your stylist needs to see your natural curl pattern and how your hair falls in order to perform the cut properly. Your hair should be completely out in a Wash & Go.

WE SHIP PRODUCTS If you'd like us to put together a collection of products for this process specifically for your hair texture and type, please call or email us. We can ship the products to you, or you can pick them up from the salon prior to your appointment. $75 minimum order required.

//SMALL PRINT// Failure to follow these guidelines may cause a $75 service charge, or your appointment to be cancelled. There are no exceptions. Please trust the process! If you have questions, please contact us prior to your appointment. If you are interested in a Curl Discovery Session or Wash & Go style only, while it's not required, for best results, we advise you to just follow Step 1 (DETOX) prior to your appointment for best results.

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