Sunday, September 9, 2012

Deva Curl Experience Of A Lifetime.

A few months back, I had one of those amazing moments of just "being in the right place at the right time". I believe it was back in April. I was at my whits end with my hair. I recall leaving the Fresh Market and walking into Les Cheveux Hair Salon. It always looks like a busy, hip hoppin place. So I made an appointment to get my hair cut. I thought I would do something drastic... haha, yeah right. Who am I kidding? I vividly remember Darren saying, the morning of my haircut, "You better come home looking different!" I don't think he really meant that in a way that revealed dissatisfaction in the appearance of my hair, but rather, he knew how much I was dissatisfied and he wanted me to be happy.

My hair BEFORE Deva Curl Cut & Style.
I dropped the twins off at school and arrived to my appointment 15 minutes early. I was so anxious. My hair dresser was "running late" because she was in a "Deva Curl" training session. I had no idea what that was or what it meant, but after finding out that it was every bit of what I needed AND learning that the instructor was flown in from LA to teach Les Cheveux's hair dressers how to perform the cut and the style.... I HAD TO SPEAK UP!
I basically asked the owner if they could use me as a hair model to teach his staff. He politely obliged and sent me down to their training room. The Deva Curl rep from LA spent 5 hours on my hair, which included the cut, "wash", and style. His average hair cut runs anywhere from $150 - $250, just for a hair cut. Oh by the way, I was there so long, Darren had to go pick the twins up from preschool for me. YIKES!

(You can't see it in this picture, but I had over 25 hair dressers witnessing the two hair dressers working on me. It was intense, exciting, and a little embarrassing.)
This was a VERY BIG privilege to have such experienced hands working on ME AND my haircut only cost $35 too!

My hair AFTER the Deva Curl Cut & Style.

(When I pulled in the driveway, Darren ran out with much anticipation. His first words to me were, "Wow! You look beautiful!")

I was in LOVE with the outcome of my 5 hour extravaganza. My curls looked shiny and flawless. Unfortunately, while I loved the cut, I was unable to produce the same outcome with the Deva Curl products, so I returned all $225 worth of product. Needless to say, anything can look this good after spending 5 hours on it. I, obviously, am lucky to be able to spend 30 minutes on my hair per day, if that.

Since this experience, Deva Curl has really become popular amongst those I attend church with. It's funny, once someone does something, everyone then gives it a whirl. This might have just simply been a coincidence. I'm certainly no trend setter.

So... why have I waited this long to post this? WELL.... mostly because I do not normally make posts on my blog about ME personally. It just feels weird talking about ME! I don't mind sharing things about my kids, my friends, my family, or my husband, but not me. BUT... I am once again DISSATISFIED with my hair and I have begun doing MOUNDS of research on techniques, products, water temperature, etc. and I will be doing a 6 week before and after experiment on my hair. Most people could care less about this, but I am hoping to help others who have the same curly mess as me!!!!!

Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, thoughts, opinions and more importantly encouraging words. Don't be offended if I ignore them. LOL! The truth is, unless you are walking in my shoes, you simply have no idea how "involved" my hair really is. God has definitely blessed me with a full head of hair and I am thankful, but I am still learning how to handle it... 35 years later.

Be on the look out for documentation of WEEK 1, probably tomorrow.