When I was six I asked my mom if I could get a perm to make my stick-straight hair look more like Mariah Carey’s. Not surprisingly, she said no. Instead, she braided my hair the night before every big event (first day of school, performances, etc…) and I was temporarily able to enjoy the curly hair I wanted so badly.
These days, I enjoy the versatility of my hair texture— some days I like to wear it straight, other days I add a little curl. Still, I have considered chemically changing the structure of my hair.
Perms are not what they used to be… there are many styles of perming that look natural and not poofy. There are also a number of techniques to permanently straighten the hair. The upside of these treatments are that they make daily hair styling more manageable if you’re constantly curling or straightening your hair. However, they grow out just like hair color, meaning maintenance every 6-8 weeks.
I’m curious if you’re interested in either…
Would you change the texture of your hair? Why or why not? Would you choose to straighten or make it more curly? Have you done it before? How’d it turn out? (Bonus points for pictures!!)