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mayachel

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I have super fine hair that often has a bit of a wave to it, but lately simply hangs straight in a bleh fashion. I''m fairly low key=I only blow dry my hair when it is freezing outside. Usually I just wear it up in a pretty clip. Soo....I''ve gotten it into my head that a loose perm, or body wave might work? Suggestions? Your experience? My biggest fear is looking like a poodle. I have longish hair (almost to my elbows?) that grows VERY quickly.
 

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It depends if your hair can "take" a perm. Mine can''t so my hairdresser has to "over-perm" it and then my hair gets damaged and I end up chopping off a few inches of split ends.
 

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It''s been many years since I''ve permed my hair. . .since high school! None of my perms turned out good. I guess part of HS is looking silly, so it was all part of the coming-of-age process and was okay at the time. Now, I''d never consider it. Usually I will play around with my flat iron to creat volume to my hair.

If your hair is nearly to your elbows, I would NOT risk ruining your hair. Instead, why not just use hot rollers for fun occasions and/or find a thin flat iron to create waves.
 

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When I was a kid and teen I used to perm my hair all the time - body wave, spiral you name it I prolly did it. Not all perms and all perming products are equal - proceed with caution when they go bad they go really bad.
 

mayachel

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Date: 3/13/2009 10:37:28 PM
Author: Chrono
It depends if your hair can ''take'' a perm. Mine can''t so my hairdresser has to ''over-perm'' it and then my hair gets damaged and I end up chopping off a few inches of split ends.
Aww Chrono. How frequently do you need to chop off the ends?
 

mayachel

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Date: 3/13/2009 10:40:46 PM
Author: MC
It''s been many years since I''ve permed my hair. . .since high school! None of my perms turned out good. I guess part of HS is looking silly, so it was all part of the coming-of-age process and was okay at the time. Now, I''d never consider it. Usually I will play around with my flat iron to creat volume to my hair.


If your hair is nearly to your elbows, I would NOT risk ruining your hair. Instead, why not just use hot rollers for fun occasions and/or find a thin flat iron to create waves.
MC-I totally get the looking silly in high school phase...only I never got to do it to my hair! In college I went from blonde-black and everything in between...oh the stories I could tell (or my hair dresser!) Meanwhile, I''ve been fairly plain jane ever since. Hot rollers are a great suggestion but my hair takes FOREVER to curl. In part because there is just so much of it. Then...it all disappears about 3 hours later. Curling irons usually hold, but require dry hair to start. I never considered using a thin flat iron... would I use it like a traditional curling iron?
 
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