Post # 17
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
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
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
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
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.