Flowers in my hair

Hi, lovely readers! It’s been two weeks since my last post and we almost reach the end of July, whoa… Time flies! That means half of 2012 has gone by. I hope you’ve accomplished some of your ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. If you haven’t, well you still have another five months left. Make good use of your time! 😉
What I’ve been doing lately?
As you can see from the photos above, I have finally permed my hair (for the first time in my life)! The reason for my perm was because my hair was *too* smooth and limp! One might think that straight hair is elegant or neat, well it is if it has Volume.
Take a look at Jennifer Aniston’s photos below:
This is what I meant by limp hair. It makes your hair look oily and lifeless.
…and it certainly does not look as good as:
Straight hair with volume!
Or even more volume!
You know, before I permed my hair, I had to blow dry my hair plus curl it with a hair straightener (not a curling iron) every time I wanted to go outside– just to create volume. And even tough I’ve finished it with a hair spray, it still didn’t last that long (because it’s too damn smooth)! Fml.
After googling and asking some of my friends, turns out hair-perming is the answer for this type of hair texture! The whole process took approx. 2 hours (not bad) and you know what? When it was done, my hair totally resembled Princess Merida’s from Brave (aside from the hair color)! No kidding!
But apparently it does take 28 hours for a perm to ‘relax.’ Phew!
Fyi, the outfit photos above was taken one week after the process. Although it looks (and it is) drier than before, I honestly love how the result turns out! Now every time I want to go somewhere, I only need to blow dry my hair for a while (just to dry it up after I wash it) to get the end result. Save so much time and energy! I just hope it won’t damage my hair. My hair stylist said I only need to give my hair a hair spa or creambath treatment once a week or every two weeks.

 

Some hair perming tips from About.com:”One way you can find out if your hair is damaged and can’t withstand
more chemical processing is to do the old float trick. Take a few
strands of hair and put them in a glass of water, if they sink, this
means your hair is damaged
and is soaking up moisture. If the strands
float, this means your hair is healthy.”

“If you have dry hair or loads of short layers, you aren’t the best
candidate for a perm. Perms will dry hair out even more and a perm on
short, layered hair could end up poodle-like
.

Not sure if your hair is a good candidate for a perm? Ask your stylist.”

Topshop skirt | Jeffrey Campbell shoes | Forever21 bracelet | Clarabelle headpiece
42 Comments
  1. you're such a sweet sweet sweetest girl ever ♥
    i love your outfit! esp your skirt 😀
    and thank for your sharing about volumizing hair !
    really need it! hahaha

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  2. OMG!!Elle!! I really want your hair so bad!!!! ~~~ This blog made me want to perm my hair but my hair is already curly and have different waves but I want my hair to be exactly as your hair! OMG ~~ I just dyed my hair blonde a week ago and I think perm is not suitable for blonde hair. 🙁 You look like a doll!! 🙂
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    1. Hi Aqui 🙂
      I think you should wait for a while before you perm your hair, because you just dyed it right? I'm afraid it will damage your hair. Btw, I've seen your pics and I think you already have beautiful curls!

  3. really love your handband and the skirt ci ell!! <3 pretty as usual, with or without volume hair you always look pretty! im not telling a lie! <3

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  4. I have the same hair type as you, elle, and I was permed my hair to make it more volume, but it won't last long, just took 3 months until I was straightening my hair (again), because the perm was gone and my hair was growing (so half is on perm, and half is straight!) hahaha~ anyway, your new look of hair is very good and fresh on you, pretty <3

  5. omg my hair problem is exactly the same with you. my hair is too smooth and it gets loose easily every time i curl my hair. it's so annoyinggg. i'm thinking to perm my hair too!!! 😀
    Annddd love the floral headpiece that you wore here. so prettyyyy!!

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