Hair Flashback from the Past: The Perm
It is a pretty bleak time for television right now. With most of my go-to shows on a winter hiatus I was left with little viewing options last night. Not wanting to succumb to another episode of For the Love of Ray J, I settled on the only channel I would want with me on a desert island Lifetime. To my surprise, I did not get a movie on teen pregnancy or a neighbor's steamy affair, instead the it was the classic Father of the Bride starring Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams.
After I finished crying for the first time, when father and daughter play a game of one-on-one (I never played basketball and my dad definitely would never keep my old sneakers in the house that many years later, but it's still moving!) I took notice to the large, suspicious body on top of Annie Banks' head. What was once a far, distant hair memory was coming back to haunt me as an evil voice in my head whispered "the perm..."
Truth be told, I complain about my wiry curls often but thanks to them I did not have to subject my hair to perming when it was the hot thing to do. Even though I was safe, many a friend and family member were not. Who had the idea that poodle looking curls are exactly what everyone would want to run their fingers through? I think a law should have been passed legally banning stylists from giving you a perm when you had orthodontic jewelry in your mouth. A Perm...with braces, oy.
It's true big hair is back but thankfully the perm got left behind on this trip. If you are looking for some volume and wave in your usual style start the non-perm party in the shower. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Dove Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. When blow drying, lift the sections of your air up rather than flipping your head upside down. Doing that will cause width, something a perm would approve of and therefore we do not. Top off with a mist (emphasis on the mist, not a shower) of hairspray and show that perm who runs the town now.