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Does anyone get a perm anymore?

I have long mid-back thin extremely straight hair.  I'd prefer to keep it long but it's getting to the point where I have to do something or else I'm going to chop it all off.  I wash my hair every other day.  The first day I can tease, volumize or do what ever to it and where it down.  But after that it's so limp and flat that my hair parts so horribly that I look like I have a huge bald spot and have to throw it up.  I wear my hair in a clip or ponytail about 99.7% of the time.

Rather than chopping it off I'm considering getting a perm for the curls and volume and much more versatility.


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Re: Does anyone get a perm anymore?

  • one thing i would think about is that your hair is so straight and when the roots start growing in it will look weird next to the curls. you can't really get a perm that often so i don't know how you would handle that.

    have you tried not taking length off but just having someone make it less heavy so you can get more volume? i would try something like that first before doing something as drastic as a perm.

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  • Yeah...  You know what?  Nevermind.  I'll just get it chopped and donate to LOL.  It'll be hot soon anyway I may like it more.

    Now to find a cute style.

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  • If you like it long, you should try some layers first before chopping it (imo). my hair is long and it will get to a point where it just hangs (it's fine but there's a lot of it, and has a little natural wave if I let it airdry)--getting layers cleaned up makes a huge difference. I don't really like the look of layers, but my stylist does it in a way that just lightens things up without looking all layer-y, and I get a lot more volume. texturing product works wonders, too.
  • I just finished growing out a perm.  I tend to get sick of my hair when it gets long, and I have permed it in the past.  I only have to get it redone every six months because I have some natural texture to my hair (although it is definitely very straight).  I get spiral perms and have always been happy with them.
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