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booked in for perm but getting v cold feet - help pls!

(5 Posts)
camflower Thu 16-Jun-11 13:13:21

i've got fine textured but quite thick hair and it's dead, dead straight, and almost shoulder length (more by neglect than design) and i always have a fringe.

i feel stuck in such a hair rut (variations on a bob for more years than i care to remember) that i fancied being brave and doing something different. basically i want a bit of body and volume and waves - what i don't want is tight curls!!

of course now i've booked the appointment i really feel like chickening out and cancelling.

do you think i should get a pair of curling tongs and experiment at home? i've been reading previous threads going on about ghds but i have no idea what they are!

i am so low maintenance, i just wash and go (and usually ruin it by sticking a bicycle helmet on top while still damp).

am i just being a wimp and should go for it - it is only hair after all, and it will grow out!

the last time i had a perm was the mid-90s and it feels kinda weird looking at old photos of myself with one. deep down i feel like a bob is the only hairdo that really suits me and maybe i should stick with what i know <<bottling emoticon>>

PorkChopSter Thu 16-Jun-11 13:25:21

Ooh I'd love a perm, just not a 1980-1990s one! Have you spoken to who is doing it, do you have some photos of what you want it to look like?

camflower Thu 16-Jun-11 15:40:46

i have - she did my last one in the mid 90s! ah, osrry got to dash off now, back later hopefully!

Chandon Thu 16-Jun-11 16:36:29

don't do it!

try curling irons first please.

My fine flat hair looks fab if I flick the ends in or out with my straightener.

camflower Fri 17-Jun-11 10:00:39

porkchop - don't have any pics - i imagine it being bobby still but with lots of volume. i hesitate to use the word big because i get visions of cheryl cole arriving in the states!

chandon - sometimes my hair dries flicked out at the ends and i like that. i suppose i could make a bit of effort to make that happen. but for that do i need curling tongues or straighteners? i am such a novice in the world of hair gadgets

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