Update: I’m loving my perm so far. The soft curls are pretty and not over the top. The only problem is that I never know how to style it the next day when I wake up and it’s a mess. I usually just split it into two, spray water on it, twist them outwards and let it dry. Yet the result is still very messy and dull. I wonder if I’m suppose to add some products like hair serum in my morning routine to add some shine.


After much mishaps and reschedulings, I finally made it to my hair stylist yesterday. My shapeless strands badly needed some attention, I’ve been tying it up for weeks now to avoid confronting it!

Having “rested” my hair for more than 1.5 years, I’ve finally convinced myself that my split ends are largely due to the minerals in the Chicago waters and there’s not much I can do about it, no matter how many hair masks I do. So I treated myself to a perm. Ever since I got my first perm the summer before I studied abroad in Paris, I’ve loved my hair curly. My long face just need some curls to widen it out.

This time my hairstylist Roy gave me softer curls that curl outwards instead of inwards. I’m not sure what difference that makes, but I’ll let you know once I’ve washed my hair. I’ve always believed that you can only judge a haircut after you’ve lived with it for a week. So far I’m pretty happy with it, even though I could’ve gone to Japan with the amount of time it took me to get it done! I spent a long time flicking through magazines until they all started to look the same and talking to my hairstylist about his recent trip to the States. I wonder what everyone else does when they have 4 hours to kill at the salon.