Advice for texturizing perm?

  • whytehot

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    Sep 01, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    i've got an above average size forehead lol and my very straight hair doesn't really help hide it regardless of hairstyle, unless i grow it long, which I don't want. So I tried using pipecleaners after each shower to curl my hair temporarily to try out some styles, and i settled on a short wispy look. Eventually I went to the hair stylist and got a texturizing perm. They didn't seem very skilled and it looked like I could do it myself, but it looked great... but it also costed $100 and lasted all of 4 weeks before I got a haircut.

    Long story short i want to get a home perm kit and give myself regular perms on the cheap. So generally i'm hoping for some advice on what products to go for or avoid, etc. Also, I'm pretty impatient about the 24-48 hour settling time before washing (and the smell it gets on my pillow and sheets), so I was wondering if it is possible to wash early and offset the loss of effectiveness by using smaller rollers than I would have. Will my hair fall out, or would it only get split ends and stuff (which i don't mind; i like the dry messy look lol)?
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    Sep 01, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Give it a try. What could go wrong?

    perm5.jpg
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 01, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
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  • O5vx

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    Sep 01, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidGive it a try. What could go wrong?

    perm5.jpg


    I relax my hair to make it longer and more texture.
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    Sep 01, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    Hahaha... so funny, man!
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    Sep 01, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    Nooo. Don't be ruining your pillows and sheets. Maybe try hot rollers for the thin whispy bangs, dude. Be careful. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 01, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
    Idk... Good luck with that.
  • paramoore

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    Sep 01, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    Let's get back to the days of Jerry Curl. I don't even know if I spelled that correctly, and I really don't care.
  • allatonce

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    Sep 01, 2012 10:57 AM GMT
    I thought this thread was titled "advice for texturizing sperm". Now THAT would make for an interesting discussion.
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    Sep 01, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Things to try before a texturizer


    carols daughter hair milk

    xenna curlaway fruit acid perm


    these will make your hair curly without damaging it.
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    Sep 01, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    All i wanted from this thread was a pic of you in hot curlers.

    Please consider posting so my time going through this pitiful thread will pay off.
  • whytehot

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    Sep 07, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    c'mon guys... when i say perm, i mean just enough to get this:
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    my hair is super straight and stiff, hence the need
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    allatonce saidI thought this thread was titled "advice for texturizing sperm". Now THAT would make for an interesting discussion.


    I don't want chunky man seed icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    whytehot saidmy hair is super straight and stiff, hence the need

    Is it super straight or super straight acting?
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThat pic is all about cut and product. No perm is going to give you or anyone that effect.

    THIS.
  • whytehot

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    Sep 07, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    No, my stiff hair naturally wants to go porcupine, a problem exacerbated by the bone structure above my ears.. Growing it out only makes it sag ever so slightly. My head is already above-average sized, so i want to keep the hair as closely cropped as possible. I think curls will keep it down, and allow me short-medium length styles that are low-maintenance. I don't want to spend 20 minutes everyday putting in a ton of product, only to worry about the slightest breeze tearing apart my semi-combover lol. fyi i'm at no risk of balding; i have a very full head of hair, only that i've always had an aaron-paul sized forehead...

    So can I buy a perm kit at the store, or is the cashier going to look at me like i'm a retard? My hair is between 2 and 3 inches long, roughly the same as when I last got my perm.. and they had some difficulty back then. So can I use smaller rollers and just wash my hair early to cancel out the extra curl?
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    You might want to pay a visit to I Be-Weave in Cooter County. They can take care of you there!

  • whytehot

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    Sep 08, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    yeah... so any serious tips?
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    Sep 08, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    Crimp it! It's all the rage.

    You are writing from 1987 right?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 08, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    MolaMola saidCrimp it! It's all the rage.

    You are writing from 1987 right?
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    this^ Some people have foreheads some have a "fivehead".icon_cool.gif
    Maybe if you shave it all off it will disguise where your forehead beginsicon_idea.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 11:14 AM GMT
    Just as stated above, the 24-48 hr window is so the protein can re-structurize itself. If you wash prior to that, you may end up with straighter hair than before.

    Perms are ... not okay at any time.
    The damage they cause is far greater than the convenience.


    Why not just use a texturizing product everyday.
    The best one out there:

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  • whytehot

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    Sep 08, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    I don't mind the damage. My hair is indestructable. It's way too stiff and solid the way it is... I could actually use some split ends and frizz. I'm going for the messy short hair look, hopefully.

    Last time I got a texturizing perm, I woke up every day looking amazing and didn't need to style my hair lol