For months, no..make that years, I've been contemplating of getting my hair curled. I have had straight hair almost all my life. Almost because I remember my dear Aunt giving me some curls as one of their activities in a cosmetology school eons ago. That was the first and also thought to be the last time I'll see myself having curly hair. Yes, I want to have my hair curled..but was just too chicken to have it done.
Thanks to a few people who urged (and cheered) me to finally get it done. Besides, this is the year when I told myself I'd be ticking off items in my bucket list. And yes, going curly is one of them.
I've read a lot of reviews on salons that are said to be good in doing digiperms. But the reviews, which are mostly good, about this salon won me over...
And so, me-myself and I made a trip to probably one, if not the best salon who does digital perming:
The staff are so courteous, and I love that they didn't mind when I texted them that I might be running late for my appointment. They even replied "You take care, and see you!"
The salon is simple, but I so love the drawings on the walls. I kinda wished I could have the same in my own room some day. I was told to sit down for a while and though it did take longer than I expected, I was just too giddy looking around and seeing customers having their hair done. There were two customers who left while I was waiting and with the big smile on their faces, I knew that they are just too happy with the result. That made me all excited, but that immediately changed to being nervous when I was then called to have my hair shampoo'd.
(okay, I didn't know my nostrils are that big!)
my hair's being sectioned and readied for Mr. Shin to check
Yes, that's Mr. Shin...the famous, Mr. Shin.
I was told that the ends are a bit damaged, so he chopped an inch off. I was kinda expecting that already, though.
Time for the treatment...
I forgot if they rinsed my hair after the treatment, but I remember getting a blowdry first before Mr. Shin started getting my hair into those curlers. By the way, he used a combination of medium and large-sized curlers.
Now it's time to have me (I mean my hair) connected to that octopus-looking gadget...
I look pissed off here...but seriously, I'm not.
Mukhang mataray lang po talaga.
Fifteen minutes after, they finally took out the wires and the curlers..
I almost shrieked when I saw how curly my hair is. OMG, I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Gosh, ayaw ko po ng super kinky curls! And then I was told that it was not the final look, as they would still need to soak my hair in a neutralizer solution. (Sorry, I'm that clueless when it comes to perming...virgin lang ang peg!)
(promise me Kuya, it won't be that kinky ha!?)
I may be smiling, but I was really nervous!
Okay, more waiting....
After less half an hour, my hair was then again rinsed and then blow-dried:
They gave me tips on how to style and maintain my curls. I was practically nodding all the time, but I honestly can't remember everything. (laughs) I was just too nervous, praying that my new look would suit me.
I thought this is how my hair should look like everyday until Mr. Shin approached me and ran his fingers on my hair. A few more pointers and then I was told that I'm done.
See those drawings? Perhaps I should let Mom see this pic...I want these caricatures in my room!
And this is how my hair looked when I got home 4 hours after I left the salon:
And this is how it looked the following day. I already washed it but didn't use a shampoo yet. I just used a conditioner, as I was instructed.
So what do you think? Does my new 'do suit me? It's been more than a week since I got these curls and honestly, I am still trying to get the hang of it. I am loving it, but there are times when I would still miss my straight hair. Whoever said that curly hair is wash and wear, is such a big FAT LIAR! (laughs) It is not! Geesh, I am yet to find the hair product suited for permed hair that I won't find either too sticky or makes my hair look and feel stiff.
There would be times when I would pass by a mirror and would find myself getting a second look if it's really me. People say I look different, but most people say they love this look better. I don't know...I look different, yes...probably I look more maarte than I already am. Sometimes when I wake up with curls everywhere, I would tell myself I look like a porn star. Bwahahha...
By the way, I think my hair on the right side is less curly than my left. Probably I should call the salon and ask if I could have it checked? Geesh, I never thought I'd be this maarte when it comes to my hair. But don't get me wrong...I don't regret getting a perm. Not yet.