I just realized that I have been wearing my hair curly for more than two years now. My hair is naturally curly. I usually had it relaxed because I don’t want to be curly. Surprisingly, I’m quite enjoying my curls.
Honestly, I would rather have my head shaved but the husband doesn’t want me to. Probably because people would think of me as a man having my cup size back to it’s cute little AA size.
Usually, I had it permed using the traditional procedure but last December, I had the opportunity (introductory promo by Soiree Salon at Php2500!!!) to have it digipermed (Digital Perming).
At first, I thought that having a curly hair would be hard to maintain. Everytime you wash it, you will need to set or blow-dry it. It will be heavy with all the hair creams and products that you need to apply. You will need to use expensive products to keep your curls curly.
Well, from my experience, these are all wrong. This is how I maintain my hair:
- After washing, I comb only the top of my hair with a wide-toothed comb and scrunch. I set it sometimes but only when I feel like it. Lately, I haven’t done that. (Ok, Ken is going to kill me for this!)
- In the morning, after waking up, I don’t need to comb my hair. Just flatten the top with my hand and push my curls up a bit and I’m ready to go out.
- I use a regular shampoo with a local conditioner for bouncy hair (just chose the one with a curly picture).
- When I’m out, I don’t need to do or bring anything for my hair.
- What else? That’s it!
That’s not so hard, is it? Anyways, I’m now on my 10th month and I still have curls. It’s a love and hate relationship. There are days that I love it while there are still bad hair days. No matter what style, it happens to anybody, right?
Having a preschooler in tow, I had to choose a hairstyle that is easy to maintain, budget friendly and at least makes me look pretty. I can go out on a whim and my kid can freely pull, toss or play with my hair without me worrying about him touching any chemicals from hair products. That freakin’ hurts, by the way, but that’s how kids play sometimes. Not that I’m tolerating it but having a boy, they’re just that rowdy.
In my opinion, it is even easier than when I had my hair relaxed. Having a long hair needed combing regularly within the day. During the procedure, I had to endure my fear of the hair iron. And after it, I had to sleep in a stiff-neck-inducing position or bat-like position.
I’m planning to have my hair digipermed again before the year ends. I hope I’d get another good deal from them. Otherwise, watch out groupon sites! I can’t believe that for years, I have been ignoring my natural curls. Not knowing that embracing my real hair would make my life so much more easier.