NEW HAIRSTYLE. So just a couple of days ago I decided to get a hair perm! I have always wanted curls in my hair since I was 15 (holy cat I can't believe I was so vain since young..) and at that point of time I told myself to keep my shoulder hair length longer till it reached my butt before I would go and do a hair perm. Because no matter what, curls would look nice in ANY long hair.
Then........ when I had butt-long hair like that and like that, it kind of irritated the hell out of me that I had the hair length snipped twice. Each time shorter than the previous cut until my most recent haircut from a couple of weeks ago. If you are interested to read about how I started to dread my long hair, this is the post (You know, how grass just seems greener on the other side..).
Since I've already jumped that leap of faith twice, I thought I might as well jump at that for the third time which meant getting them permed! I just wanted something different as compared to that stick straight hair which I've been having for the past 6 years. And let me tell you that is the most boring hair one could ever have. ಠ_ಠ
Velcro rollers left in the hair for hours would only last 15mins long, curling iron tonged hair would only last for half an hour - then they all fall back limp and straight and swing in uniform when the wind blows - and instantaneously drop back STRAIGHT. Haih.
A couple of days ago I just decided to go ahead and try a perm since the hairdresser - which I previously snipped my hair at - was constantly convincing me that perms would suit me too. To be honest it was quite a nerve-wrecking decision. One moment I'm like "just try it!!" and the next moment my courage would fail me and I would convince myself that straight hair is really easy to manage. T_T
I've heard so much about the horrors about tangles and frizzy hair associated with perms, and what if they don't come out nice after all? (you know, think maggie mee) Truth to be told, I have no idea what type of perm will I be getting - after all it's just a neighborhood salon. But after rave recommendations from KJ's relatives (plus, I have already snipped my tresses by the same lady) I guess my hair would be in good hands.
What I thought to be a digital perm initially turned out to be a Korean Perm after all as the hairdresser said "是韩国的". I googled more about perming processes and where I realised that it didn't differ much from a digital perm actually. The only differences was that electrical wires used to produce the heat were being replaced by the whole hot-air-steaming-process. 30 minutes of steaming, 15 minutes of treatment, a rinse off and I'm good to go.
The curls were really tight right after the perm! But I'm rather glad the curls have relaxed a lot more after a day and a half (thank god). Comparing to the pictures the curls are actually not that defined around my cheek level as that area wasn't permed at all due to my shorter length - they were achieved with a curler where the lower roots are the actual perm results.
I was told they'll last around 6 months depending on individual's hair type and post care. But I'm still ditching the serums and any other hair-curl products as I want the curls to relax further more. Guess I'm one of the lucky few who hasn't experience any tangles or frizz yet!
Disclaimer: Hair service were paid for by myself and this is not a sponsored entry.
Update: The curls from this perm lasted about 2 months with just waves-like effect at the end of the third month. I have since did a second perm (a digital perm this time round) that's kindly sponsored by Jean Yip Hairdressing Singapore. If you would like you could read up about it here. Compared to the common misconceptions, permed hair are rather fuss-free and I didn't get any frizz nor tangles despite undergoing two perms. If you are also considering a perm I'd say just go ahead! (After all it's kinda like a yolo thing too)