I fully agree with the statement that all owners of straight hair dream to make them curly and vice versa – those who have curly hair, dream of straightening. By the way, all my life my hair was not that straight, but very straight. Straight as a stick, as my mom likes to say.
Rarely what kind of styling keeps them. My hair is stubbornly twisted inward from the left side, and outward from the right side. And only the means of strong fixation can cope with them, for the use of which the hair generously rewards me with the appearance of dandruff.
The last few years I have been experimenting with haircuts. It all started with the fact that during pregnancy I shortened my hair to the square, then it was a bob-square, then I frantically wanted something like Miranda to have sex in a big city. But it’s not about that. Once I decided to make a perm.
She pushed me to this decision and the need to wash my hair daily, because the next day after washing they were already greasy. My friends claimed that chemistry dries hair and scalp and I will be happy – I will wash them once a week, and even less often.
It got to the point that the desire to possess curly hair with indispensable spiral curls became so strong that one day I barely sat out until the end of the working day and ran to the hairdresser.
The master offered me a gentle bio-perm and an ordinary permanent. Remembering the reluctance of my hair to curl, I chose the second option. My hair is thick enough, and the length at that time was below the shoulder blades.
While the master had been gently winding me up with curlers for a long time, I sat and dreamed of how today I would dry my hair and be someone like J.Lo, or Janet Jackson, or Renata Litvinova in the film It does not hurt me.
I remember that I even asked the master to hold the perm on the hair a little longer, so that it would be better to take and dry.
My crystal dream cracked as soon as I saw the reflection in the mirror after removing the curlers. The hair was wet and lay on the shoulders as usual this happened before after washing.
Seeing my disappointment, the master assured me that the effect would be visible after drying. Just in case, I closed my eyes and started to wait. After opening them after a while, I just heard the sound of breaking glass – it was my dream about perky curls that had broken.
The hair was just as straight. A small wave was, of course, but I could get this before – having a diffuser, a foam, and an hour at a time. Probably, tears came out in my eyes, because the master began to say something about the fact that it would be necessary to sprinkle their special liquid for wavy hair, which she from all her heart was ready to give me even.
The only difference was that the healthy shine from the hair apparently disappeared along with the permanent. The hair became dry, resembling to the touch either the straw, or the mane of the toy lion. Well, nothing, I thought, at least now I have to wash less often.
That same evening I met a friend who was warned in the morning that she might not recognize me, because I am going to do chemistry! At first, she thought that I simply decided not to perm. And I didn’t even know whether to laugh or cry.
I didn’t do more similar experiments on my hair, although I don’t hide it, these ideas have been visiting me lately. But why my hair did not become wavy? This question did not give me rest.
After that, I changed several hairdressers, and each asked what could be the reason. Every time the answer was something like an individual reaction. And so, I did find out what was the matter.
It turns out that the permanent didn’t work, because on that day I had critical days! In addition, the fact that for a year and a half before the perm I strengthened my hair with henna, which disrupts the structure of the hair and makes the result of dyeing and perm completely unpredictable, also played a role.
Therefore, dear readers, consider my experience and, if you really want to change, be patient, so as not to swallow tears at the exit from the hairdresser;)
Did you have a bad experience with your hair?