i recently made the choice to get a "permanent wave". my hair is naturally straight and i've never been able to curl it nicely without it just becoming straight again within about an hour or looking like i used a pound of hairspray on it. lately, i've been seeing a lot of women in magazines opting for the curly look for spring and summer, and i was inspired to change up my style and go for something new! i think having curly hair for the warmer months will be nice because there are so many ways to wear curly hair "up" in ponytails and loose up-dos, etc. that are quick and easy to do.
at first, the idea of a perm terrified me because i pictured myself either looking like a poodle, or looking like my mom in the 80s (although crazy perms were the thing to do at that time). but then i realized that perms don't have to result in tiny curls that go every which way and make people look like they have afros. depending on the size of the perm rods and the length of your hair, the curls can be as large or small as you want basically.
|not really the look i was going for.|
i didn't realize what a process it was to get a perm! i sat in the salon with my hair was wrapped up in 97 perm rods looking like medusa while i waited for the solution to settle in my hair, then rinsed, then had a neutralizing solution put on, and then had the rods taken out and got a gentle blow dry so i could see the final result. honestly, i was a little freaked out when i first saw my hair because the curls were smaller than i expected, but my stylist assured me that in 2 weeks the weight of my long hair would loosen the curls and i would have bigger waves (which is more of what i was going for).
overall, i'm satisfied with my decision! i needed a change and have had fun experimenting with different styles for my new curly hair.
here are some of the styles that were my inspiration:
|my girl, t-swift.|
|natalie portman in her spread for vogue.|
i will post pictures of my new do within the next few days! i have to wait for it to fully "process" in the meantime.