Having relatively straighter hair after being curly for 3 years was something very new to me. I had to learn how to comb my hair again (when you're curly you can only comb once when hair is wet), blowdry every morning, be wary of stray hairs, and straighten/prevent the annoying wave at the back from tying my hair up in a ponytail.
After a couple of weeks, I missed how low maintenance my life was when I had curly hair. So last week, at a moment's notice, I decided to book an appointment at Beauty Brick. This was to be my third as my last perm was in 2012. The staff didn't remember me this time (have I been gone too long?) but they were still as accommodating as ever. After a hair treatment, my hair was prepped with some sort of chemical that will make it more receptive to the perm. I will admit that I lied a bit and told them that my color was a month old (when in truth it was only about 3 weeks old), and I was scared all throughout the whole perming process.
Will my hair get so fried it will fall off? Will my hair color change due to the chemical? Will my hair be receptive to the perm at all?
It's been decided that I would be getting medium curls up to my chin. I won't go through the whole digiperm process but after 4 hours, here's the result:
Hello spring-y curls! Even it doesn't look it in the photo, there were no words to express how happy I was to finally have curled hair again! :)
|with Mr. Shin|
Sidenote: After two weeks, I noticed that my hair wasn't as curly as my first and second perm. I was advised before that repetitive coloring and curling can somehow diminish how the hair responds to the perming process, this is why Mr. Shin recommends perming only virgin hair for the best results. Of course, please take into consideration your natural hair texture. If your hair is naturally straight, then the perm might not work at all. Best to come in for a consultation :)
Beauty Brick is located at Unit 103 Doña Consolacion Bldg., 122 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati.
Contact them via 4735108 and 09175200044.