Three months ago, I paid a visit to Yuki at Shinka Salon when my hair was in dire need to a pick me up. I was pretty happy with the results and especially pleased with the way my bangs so sweetly swept across my forehead.
Two months in, my hair settled into a soft wave and I resigned myself to accepting that no perm could hold the attention of my lackadaisical locks. I went back to Yuki for a bang trim ($15) and took to wearing my hair in a high bun. As my hair has grown quite a bit since August, the curls are relegated to the ends of my hair, sometimes leaving the roots looking flat in comparison.
Now to be clear, I put next to no effort into maintaining my curls. I use a wide-tooth comb to detangle when I shower and noticed that the curls are more pronounced after I take my hair out of a bun, but I don’t have a strategy for prolonging my perm. For me, the perm ensures a higher probability of good hair days when I roll out of bed in the morning, but it’s not a guaranteed thing.
Just as I thought my perm had reached its shelf life, I had a breakthrough! I’m not sure whether it was a weather (cold & humid), the water, or the bar soap I used for shampoo, but whatever it was, my curls came back to life this past weekend in Tasmania.
For some reason, the curls lost most of their shape when I arrived back in Sydney. I’ll continue investigating and keep you posted!