SPECIALTY HAIR CUTS
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! The 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. Our owner who performs these cuts is a five- time DevaCurl™ Academy attendee, and holds the highest credentials in the curly- hair world as a DevaCurl™ Certified Stylist, as of April 2016. She has also attended hair cutting academies such as Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Aveda, which shape the theory behind our other Curly Cuts. Your curls are in good hands at Diaspora.
Questions? You can contact us at 410-366-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our Curly Hair Cuts, including the DevaCut™ have required preparation at home if you use products with oils and butters in them. Failure to follow these guidelines may cause a $60 prep fee, or your appointment to be cancelled upon arrival. There are no exceptions. If you have questions, we advise you to contact us prior to your appointment. We can give assistance via email or telephone!
Our Curly Cuts are for naturally curly/ coily/ wavy hair with the natural curl pattern at least 50% in tact. If the natural texture of your hair has been altered by heat and/ or color, we strongly suggest you complete our Consultation Form before scheduling your appointment.
For our Curly Cuts, including the DevaCut™, your hair is cut, cleansed, hydrated, and curls defined using our exclusive methods to achieve maximum curl definition, maximum volume, or maximum elongation. After the hair has dried, it's examined to see if any cutting adjustments need to be made. Your hair will be left soft, properly moisturized and perfectly defined if you follow instructions 1-3 below.
If you are interested in a Wash & Go style only (no hair shaping), for best results, we advise you to just follow Step 1 below prior to your appointment. Please note that none of our Curly Cuts translate to straightened hair, as these specialty cuts are based on your natural curl pattern, texture and how your hair falls, naturally.
1. At least two weeks before your appointment, get ready to DETOX your hair if you use ANY products with silicones, butter, 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 (except DevaCurl™ and Innersense) that contains silicones, petroleum, lanolin, butters and/or oils. And NO APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. ACV does not clean your hair. It's acidic, which means it closes your cuticle. And for purposes of clarifying/ detoxing, you need something alkaline, that will swell and open your hair cuticle to remove build-up. ACV is great to seal the cuticle for shine, but not for cleaning your hair. *This detox step is THE most important step in the preparation for this service.*
If you use these types of products, please perform a detox 3-4 times at home to remove the build up that is likely on your hair. We love Kinky Curly Come Clean, Malibu™ Un- Do- Go, and our NEW favorite the Deva Curl Build Up Buster as clarifiers, but any clarifying shampoo that doesn't contain petroleum, lanolin, oils, butters, or silicones will do. The conditioner we recommend is Deva Curl One Condition, Deva Curl 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. After shampooing and conditioning, proceed to Step 2.
Please note: This step is the most important step in your at home preparation. Your hair will feel completely different when you're done, and real hydration will be a possibility! More info on this at your appointment... If you do not properly detox, we cannot be responsible for our water based products beading on, and not penetrating into your hair. We retail the products that we recommend, so feel free to stop by and pick them up!
2. Please arrive with your naturally curly or coily hair dry, detoxed and in a Wash and Go/ Curly Set (if you don't know what a Wash and Go/ Curly Set is, click here or here). 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. These products are water- based, will not build up on the hair, and are really good for providing definition. Please refrain from using products from Shea Moisture, Camille Rose, Pantene, As I Am, Cantu or anything that contains silicones, petroleum, lanolin, butters, or oils. 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 on how to achieve your best Wash & Go yet.
3. Please do not use or wear bobby pins, head wraps, ponytails, headbands, rubber bands, hats, clips, etc 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.