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I Got A Perm!

Hey all, I’m back with yet another post about the new year. Sort of. As you may know, getting a perm was high on my list of new years goals/things I want to do this year. And I did it! I really love it! I’ll tell you all about it. However, there were a bunch of things I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about, so I’m here to clear up all those nagging questions you’ve been dying to know the answer to- about perms, interspersed in the rest of the post. XD. Let’s get to it!

*The final product will be at the bottom of the post.

These were some of the pictures I showed to my hairdresser so she knew what I was looking for. I made an appointment for January 12 and waited with great anticipation for the big day. Which brings us to question number one.

1.Is it expensive? Yes, sort of. I paid $80 for mine, which is on the lower end of prices. I have shorter hair that is pretty fine, and my hairdresser had to use two packages of product to do it. I also live in a rural area, so it is probably more expensive if you live in a more urban area, or have longer/thicker hair.

She washed my hair (which is SO relaxing!!) and trimmed it. Then, she rolled my hair into rollers. They were fairly small, since I wanted a tight curl.

2. How long does it take? My perm took 3 hours. It took her the longest to roll my hair into the rollers.

3. What does a perm entail? When you get a perm, your hair is rolled onto little rollers (the size of the rollers depends on how small of a curl you want). Then, a product is applied that breaks the salt bonds in your hair and reshapes your hair into a curly shape. A plastic bag is put over your hair to keep in the heat and help it set. Next, your hair gets rinsed, a neutralizer is applied to stop the breaking of salt bonds, and after drying it, ta-da! Your hair is curly.

Then she took it out, one roller at a time (it was a lot quicker than putting them in!) and I tried to not look in the mirror until she was all done. I was literally shaking with excitement lol. And then, it was all out. I sat under the dryer for 15 minutes, and then she applied mousse and hairspray. Then, I looked- and I LOVE IT!!

4. Is it hard to take care of? I was kind of worried that it would be, but it’s super easy! You can wash your hair like normal, etc. It does take a bit more care than straight hair though, lol. In the morning, I get it wet and use hair mousse to make the curls hold their shape and not be all frizzy.

And that’s that! Have you ever had a perm, or do you want to try one?


15 thoughts on “I Got A Perm!”

  1. I’ve never had one. My hair is kinda wavy at the bottom (probs from my dad who has curly hair) but I don’t know if I’d want one considering the price😬, and the fact that It would be hard to brush since my hair is so long.’
    BTW, how is it when you brush it?😂
    I think it looks very cute on you!

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  2. Wow that looks awesome! Ahhh yes, its sooo relaxing when they wash your hair. Nice job on really getting after one of your goals already!

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