(Closed) Have you ever had a perm?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you like your perm?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    50 %
    No : (10 votes)
    36 %
    Other (please explain below) : (4 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 17
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    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have naturally curly/wavy hair, and I’ve gotten perms a few times to tide over the awkward lengths. My hair’s pretty curly when it’s short, but when I try to grow it out it gets too heavy and flattens the underlayers, which I hate. Hence, perm

    Honestly, I love them. But I live with curls everyday no matter what, and the perm just makes it more regular. Mine also last for a year or two, since my hair wants to be curly anyway.

    Post # 18
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My hair is fine, thin, and straight as a board so I honestly can’t do hardly anything with it. However I have had several perms when I was younger, which I enjoyed having done but I hated how they looked afterward. Even the best one looked like I stuck my finger in a socket. So I haven’t gotten one since. I have much better luck with hot rollers, but again only when someone else is putting them in.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I voted YES that I really liked my perm, and I did…in 4th grade (1988 to be exact).  Not so sure I’d do it again…

    Post # 20
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    2206 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am a naturaly wavey-curls girl (don’t hate me! my hair is all I’ve got!), but I wanted to echo that the cut is the key. My hair isn’t even that curly, and I can still get poodle head if cut poorly. Demand layers.

    I would also recommend washing your hair far less frequently if you get a perm. I color my hair every 6-8 weeks, so both to avoid damage and to maintain my curls without too much frizz, I wash my hair 3 times a week.

    Post # 21
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    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I”m a child of the 80’s and had MANY perms!  Now though, I would never do it.  But I do agree with @MISS CHAPSTICK above who stated that it’s also about the cut and how the hair will fall once permed.  And yes, the smell is awful.

    I don’t know how long your hair is and it takes a bit longer, but have you ever taken your curling iron and about 1/2″ of hair and wrap the hair around the barrel of the iron?  You actually have to hold the end of your hair so be careful to not get burned.  I love the end look of curling my hair this way.

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