Hi everyone! It's been ages since I last posted an entry on this little space I have on the web. Been busy with a lot of stuff, mostly work and I just recently had a month-long "vacation." More of that on the next post though.
So anyway, I've been constantly telling everyone how much I miss my curls. So guess what? I got a perm again! This time, it's digital.
|Being abducted LOL|
First, I had to re-dye my hair, as the roots were becoming incredibly annoying to the eyes. I was supposed to go for ombre, but the stylist advised against it. My hair was too damaged and he was scared that it might not survive the entire "ombre and digital perm" saga. I had it retouched from root to tip with ash brown. When my hair was permed and set with a neutralizer, the lower parts became evidently lighter, which was good because I was going for that look anyway.
I have an entry somewhere here regarding the hair lotion I used before. It was called Monea. It was a decent product, and for the 8 months that I sported my permed hair, it worked. However, I felt that after a while, my hair became really brittle---and the lotion was too sticky so it made me feel really hot and icky and gah!
The stylist introduced me to Cynos Hair Squama Repair. It's a clear liquid gel with a smooth consistency. The product itself is like Vitresse, or something of that sort. At first, I doubted the product because I didn't think it would hold the curls in place when my hair dries up. For the first couple of days, I endured the painstakingly long minutes of prepping my hair before going out. After a week though, I noticed that my hair became "alive" again. What's great about Cynos is that you don't need to apply a lot on your hair. You just need enough to moisten the tips a little bit, and you're good for the entire day! Cynos Hair Squama Repair comes in an 80ml clear plastic bottle and can last up to 2-3 months max. It's being sold for PHP350 in selected salons. You can order online too. Google it! :D
It's a great product that all you should try. I put it on the straight parts of my hair too just to keep the luster in.
So how exactly do I care for my digitally permed hair? Well, it's just like having rebonded or treated hair. Of course, I try my best to clean my hair every day; sometimes though when I don't go out, I just let it be. Haha! I shampoo my hair every other day. I only shampoo the upper parts of my hair and let the bubbles trickle down then gently rub the tips of my hair just so they won't "die." Others don't feel comfortable with this practice, so it's really up to you. Whatever rocks your boat. :) Of course, I use hair conditioner every day. Right now, I'm also using Cynos (both shampoo and conditioner); but if I run out, I plan to use Dove. I'm a sachet fan because I get to know the exact quantity of product I use on my hair. Usually, it takes me 2 sachets of conditioner to feel "at ease." I get rid of tangles and knots during this stage.
Rinse. It's a must that you rinse your hair well. Make sure all products are stripped off your hair.
What I do is I don't dry my hair with a towel. I just squeeze all the water out and tousle 'em around using my hands. Whenever time permits, I use a blow-dryer. If not, well, the AC or electric fan will do. When using a blow-dryer, remember to set it on cool.
Usually, I divide my hair into two parts (this is when I want big curls), apply Cynos, and then twirl my hair inward. When I want to go for the "wala lang" type and smaller curls, I just let my hair be, apply Cynos, and scrunch it upward. If I want to go for the medium-sized curls, I divide my hair into four and twirl each "group" (inward still). And then I let it dry.
|When you scrunch|
During the day, when I feel like the curls are "fading away," I just twirl or scrunch them.
How about you? What's your digiperm story? Share! :)