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Seriously considering a perm.....yes a perm.....

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Doowrah Thu 11-Aug-11 18:58:41

Basically I am bored to the back teeth of my long straight mousy hair which has honey and fair highlights. I used to get my hair permed back in the way dodgy eighties and it used to look good...am I mad...? Feel free to talk me into or out of this!!!

Dilligaf81 Thu 11-Aug-11 20:19:45

Perms are back in... Honestly Ive a few friends who are hairdressers and they seem to be doing loads more.
I have naturally curl hair which never seems to be out of fashion, plus curly hair can me 'messy' but no one else very realises.

Go for it.

Doowrah Fri 12-Aug-11 15:17:10

Cheers, I am edging closer...its only hair afterall.

CristinaTheAstonishing Fri 12-Aug-11 21:49:16

Link? smile

Dilligaf81 Fri 12-Aug-11 21:57:52

Ive been thinking about this and I love curly har, I dont know if a perm acts the same way as natural curls but a friend today said my hair always looks lovely, I dont think so but its the power of the curl it blinds people to messy hair.
I do expect a picture on here if you do it.

notapizzaeater Fri 12-Aug-11 22:04:17

I am also wanting a perm - though have short hair at mo but grows very very fast

Dilligaf81 Sun 14-Aug-11 22:28:58

Wished mine did, it just grows outwards and the curls get tighter. Not a good luck on a 30 year old Lol.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 14-Aug-11 22:50:40

Ooh I dont know. I have naturally curly hair that I straighten. A couple of weeks back I went to tesco without straightening it (I know, what a slattern!) and I swear to God people were staring. No one has curly hair any more. It was weird.

5GoMadOnAZ650 Sun 14-Aug-11 22:59:40

I too would love a perm, my hair is fairly long down to the middle of my back and thick. It has a natural wave but not enough to be curly but to much to stay straight hmm I had my hair curled for a performance recently and I loved it and I think it would be fairly low maintenance, I just need to be brave enough!

Gincognito Sun 14-Aug-11 23:03:48

What kind of perms are fashionable now? Presumably not the type I had back in the 80s?

catinboots Sun 14-Aug-11 23:06:38

Can you perm bleached hair??

Dilligaf81 Mon 15-Aug-11 20:38:34

GwendolineMaryLacey I have loads of friends with curly hair. Maybe down here we just cant be arsed to straighten it ? plus I look awful with straight hair, it ages me about 20 years.

Gincognito Ive asked my hairdresser mate and she said a looser more relaxed curl. They use bigger rollers so it not a tight biddy perm.

catinboots It depends on how damaged your hair is, if you go to a salon they will look at your hair maybe try a strand test to make sure its ok. Your hair would have to be really damamged for them not to do it as the chemicals used arent as strong as bleach.

FatStanley Mon 15-Aug-11 20:49:27

Oooh, has anyone got a link to a modern perm? I have very dull hair indeed. I'd love a change!

FatStanley Mon 15-Aug-11 20:53:17

Ok, I've looked myself grinhere

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 15-Aug-11 20:58:42

Well please send them round here because I'd love to not straighten my hair but I need some allies! wink

ClaireDeLoon Mon 15-Aug-11 21:02:47

Loads of my friends have curls/waves too and don't straighten. My is lightly curly, more than a wave but not a tight curl and I wear it curly.

Doorway have you spoken to your hairdresser and looked at options?

ClaireDeLoon Mon 15-Aug-11 21:04:00

Auto correct I typed Doowrah honest!

CristinaTheAstonishing Tue 16-Aug-11 19:13:09

FatStanley - I'd hardly call that a perm, that looks very reasonable.

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