Sunday, February 10, 2013

Korean Perm


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)








54 comments:

  1. Your hair looks gorgeous! Love the curls.

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I adore your hair!! they look amzing and so fresh!! :)

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    1. Haha thank you dear!! I guess this was one of the good hair days :p

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  3. oh and I´m following you too on GFC ;)

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  4. you have beautiful hair! Im following back :)
    kisses!

    http://heartrockfashion.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thank you Natalia, your hair is so gorgeous as well!

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    1. I love the waves too! But I'm hoping it will stay like that hahaha but the perming will only last for a couple of months :\

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  6. You look really cute!! Great pictures as well! Im your new follower, hope you can follow me back))))
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  7. I love it!!! The curls look so pretty. I have board straight hair and have always wanted curls like that.

    xoxo
    annpaige

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    1. you should also try it! I always thought like you and waited for so many years before I had the courage to do so~

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  8. you're new hair is fabulous! it looks good on you :))

    xoxo,
    Rae \(^o^)/
    Raellarina - The Ballerina on Fire

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  9. Las que tenemos el pelo largo y lacio siempre fantasiamos con tener un cabello con rulos...nos ponemos a pensar como encajaría nuestra cara, nuestra cabellera con un peinado, tratamiento distinto que sea capaz de brindarnos esos rizos que nos gustaría tener..al menos por un tiempo para cambiar un poco y vernos diferentes..un poco mas cambiantes...
    *Me gustaría que te pases por mi blog y si te gusta espero que puedas seguirme...Nos seguimos una ala otra???

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  10. You look absolutely beautiful with your new hair! You are such a beauty! Anyways, I'm your newest follower via bloglovin. I'd really love it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow back?! It'd be great if we could also stay in touch via twitter if you have an account?

    xoxo
    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

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  11. Your curls look beautiful, you have such lovely hair :)

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  12. You look great and your hair is beautiful! kisses chris

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  13. Your hair is gorge, and loving your braces too, makes you look so cute! So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I've just posted up one my most PROVOKING outfits featuring Erdem's runway printed neoprene coat and matching heels, do tell what you think on the craziness and l hope it entertains ;)

    xx The Provoker
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    1. Hahaha it's the first time someone told me that, thank you! And sure I've love to. x

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  14. Beautiful curls, looks so natural and beautiful.

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  15. gawjuss!!!
    mind we follow one another? pls let me know, i always follow back.
    rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Gorgeous perm! I want that too <3 You are cute ^^


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  17. Loving your blog. Wanna follow each other?

    jennysbicycle.blogspot.in

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  18. You are so so beautiful !!
    Really :)

    New post - Kisses
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  19. Looks fantastic! Love your hair like that! <3<3

    http://lovesushiandfashion.blogspot.com.es/

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  20. gah it's been way too long since i've done something with my hair and I'm so ready to do something... but my bf won't let me cause he likes my hair the way it is :(

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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    1. Just go for it if you are confident it would look great!! Even if you didn't like the results the curls are not permanent and they would go away with time :)

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  21. Adorable photos. Love your hair. :D
    Would you like to follow each other? Follow me if you want and I'll be happy to follow you back. :)
    http://jonnessa.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks great, love it! And looks lovely on you :-)

    WorldByBella

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  23. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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  24. Your hair looks gorgeus :) i like color of ur hair ♥

    xoxo

    http://truskawka-fotografia.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you sweetie, it's black though! *sheepish smile*

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  25. Take it from someone who knows.

    My mother is Thai, I am part Thai. She has long black straight hair, a few years ago she had a perm. She never looked back, it has given her hair such beautiful life and lift.

    On to you - your hair looks absolutely beautiful. The length is perfect and it has great body. You absolutely should take this style as your signature hair style forever.

    You look lovely.

    All the best, take care x

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    1. Wow thank you for sharing and the sweet comment~ But sadly my curls will go away with time, perhaps I would perm it when my hair is straight again! x

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  26. i would like to have hair like you :D nice blog ;)

    maybe we can follow each other? let me know dear i will follow back of course ;)

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  27. I like the hair!!! Kiss kiss http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  28. you hair is so gorgeous!! AWW i miss my long black hair too
    xx

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  29. you hair is so gorgeous!! AWW i miss my long black hair too
    xx

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  30. i love the loss perm on you! gorgeous! -xo.melody

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  31. Thank you all of you sweeties for your lovely comment, I have replied them all via your own blogs! Many kisses. XX

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  32. Hi Jaslin,

    I have hair that is too straight too! Mine sharing where u did yours?

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    1. Hi anonymous, apologies for the late reply. I did it at a neighborhood salon at 304 Ubi Avenue 1 :)

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    2. What's the name as your hairstylist at Ubi?

      Felicia

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    3. Hi Felicia sorry I forgotten to ask! But I know it's not the lady boss, but one of the staff there. :)

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  33. Absolutely stunning!!! I'd love to try it out. How much did you get it done for?? Thanks for the great sharing!

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    1. Hi dear you should! I got it done for just $80 :)

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