The reason why it took me loooooong time to take the plunge and join the digiperm revolution was that I thought digipermed hair was high maintenance. Sa kaartehan kong ito, I hate styling my hair. But my Denise Richards dream was worth the risk! And boy was I glad I took the plunge…turns out digipermed hair was not high maintenance at all when you know what to do and have the right products (and you resist the urge to comb your hair)!
My curls adorned by this dainty, pretty headband I couldn’t resist from M+K=A
Caring for my kulot
The stylist at Bang’s Tony and Jackey taught me how to make my curls springy. Do the following while hair is damp (not dripping wet!), or while blow-drying your hair (note: do NOT put your hair near the drier or directly to it…doing so will just make your curls buhaghag) Here are the three special steps (cue in Special Agent Oso, hehe):
Put curling mousse or whatever curling product on your hair (product I use are mentioned on the second half of this blog entry). Before slathering the product onto your hair, rub your hands together with the product between your palms. The heat from the friction will make the product easier to absorb. Also, minimize finger-combing your hair…doing so will loosen the curls.
Twist your hair.
Gather your twisted hair from top to bottom, and scrunch it.
Repeat the process as many times as you can. Do it on your idle time, or when watching TV, or even when thinking.
If you’re lazy, an alternative option would be to do step 1 and then just pull your hair into a chignon or a bun. And when you need to look awesome, just do the Denise Richards move, haha! This is what I do, as I’m really lazy when it comes to fussing my hair. and yes, because it makes feel like Denise Richards on FRIENDS.
Here are the products I use for my digitally-permed hair:
I use Herbal Essences Totally Twisted shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair. I tell you, there’s a difference. Curls are springier with these. There was a time when I ran out of the Herbal Essences Totally Twisted conditioner, and I flipped out! That’s why I hoard—the conditioner easily runs out!
To hold my curls the whole day, I use any one of these:
Between the Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting mousse and the Garnier Fructis Style Curl Constructor mousse, I prefer Herbal Essences. Hair is softer and curls are held much better.
But if you want something to hold your curls and make it softer and shinier (than it really is), you should use Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Curl. I tell you, I’ve never encountered a Kerastase product not worth its salt. Each time you slather this on your curls, it’s also like you are giving it a much needed hair treatment. This 150 ml cost about P1,500, but it can be used for months. This bottle is just my second—the first one quickly went pffft because…hay naku, nahuli ko si Raviv squirting it on the floor!!! Now I’m guarding the second bottle with my life!
On days when I’m just at home or will be spending a lazy day at the office, I use the much cheaper Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement. It’s a serum, and also makes my hair softer and shinier without the grease. I also prefer its scent over the Oleo-Curl.
A popular product I’ve never tried is Monea. I heard it’s only P100+ at Watson’s, and holds curls great too. Remind me to look for it on my next trip to Watson’s. 🙂
If you have other suggestions and recommendations on what to use and how to care for digitally permed hair, please do comment below. I would sooo love to hear from you.
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