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Old 01-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
 
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Default I got a loose gentle spiral perm and I love it!

Well, I broke down and "cheated." Since starting CG, my waves have bounced back nicely, but I have these weird sections of my hair that have no curl or wave at all -they are stick straight. So, I was supposed to get a Deva Cut on Friday, but changed the appointment and decided to get a gentle and loose spiral perm to boost and depend the s-pattern of my waves. The stylist used the bendy foam rods, not typical "perm" rods, and used several different sizes. She also used a very gentle perm solution.

I love the results - it looks like my wavy hair, only better and my hair still feels soft - no damage to speak of. So far so good. I am definitely happy to be able to even out my pattern without those weird straight pieces hanging around.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
 
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Don't you look happy! It looks really nice - natural. Something I don't associate with perms, growing up in the 80s. She did a great job. Bugger! Now you'll set off in some of our heads, "what if I just got a perm and had it over with?" Hope it lasts and lasts - and if you re-do or spot-perm again, you can get the same stylist, using the same solution etc. Did you take notes? Eek! Have fun.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
 
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I agree. It looks great and really natural. As a child of the 80's, I'm surprised that perms can look that natural.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
 
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Really happy for you that you found something that solved your hair dilemmas!

I am going to be odd man out/likely unpopular and say that I wish, for you, that you would have at least TRIED a Deva cut before you chemically curled your hair. Now it will be a very long time until you know if it would have.

Mine went exactly from your before to your new after with 1 Deva cut. No chemicals, no up keep and no additional cost.

I guess I am weird but I LOVE being able to say "No, it is natural" when asked if I got a perm. Then people act really surprised because I had such straight hair before.

Here's to all good hair days for you. You really do look happy!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 AM   #5
 
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I completely understand your feelings, JJAC. I actually met with the Deva Stylist for the consultation and she advised that, while she could bring out my waves to some degree, I was unlikely to get the look I was seeking from the Deva Cut alone. So, I opted to do the gentle spiral perm to help me transition and perk up my waves. I am hoping that I won't have to keep it up all over my head, but likely just on the underside where I have straight tendencies. We'll see how it goes
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I completely understand your feelings, JJAC. I actually met with the Deva Stylist for the consultation and she advised that, while she could bring out my waves to some degree, I was unlikely to get the look I was seeking from the Deva Cut alone. So, I opted to do the gentle spiral perm to help me transition and perk up my waves. I am hoping that I won't have to keep it up all over my head, but likely just on the underside where I have straight tendencies. We'll see how it goes
I think it looks beautiful! I also may be the odd man out for what I'm about to say: if it takes certain products and manipulation techniques to achieve a curl/wave pattern that you do not have without those products or techniques, then I don't consider that your "natural" curl pattern. My sig line says 3a, but in the cold months I'm definitely a 2b/c. If I manipulate my hair enough and use certain curl enhancing product, I can get 3a/b hair in the winter, but that's only if I use/do those things. Therefore, my true natural curl pattern in the cold months is in the 2 range.

Anyway, that was my long-winded way of saying that if a perm is what you wanted, then I'm glad you went for it!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
 
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I think it looks fantastic!! It can so frustrating working with 2-something waves and not getting it "curly enough", so I say if this helps you and makes you happy, then mazel tov!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
 
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Good for you! I grew up in the 70's/80's and all I could get was the poodle perm! and my hair always broke off!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
 
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Thanks so much! I am having a lot of fun with it!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
 
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Yay for good results!!

I have gotten crown/front perms to even out my curl before. I find myself considering it again from time to time! You had such great results that it has me doing so again! My hair is 2c/3a, though, so maybe my results wouldn't look as natural.
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That's great...if I had realized I could get a perm to shape my curls the way I want...I'd have done it years ago. Good for u!


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