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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hair war

I did something really dumb a few months ago, I say dumb because I am so over it.

I got a perm.

Here is a hair bio:

My hair is fine but I have a crap ton of it.
night before the perm

for most of my life it has been stick straight.

trying curly girl method
Then about 2 years ago my straight hair went AWOL, I couldn't just let my hair air dry anymore because there was a wave and a frizz issue, so I had to start blow drying my hair and then flat ironing it. My hair freaking hated me, so I decided to try the curly girl method and my hair was...ok. It wasn't great but it wasn't terrible either. I just couldn't find the happy medium so I thought I would gave nature a little push and just get a perm. I read a lot about it online and yes it could damage my hair but I was doing that anyway, and a lot of people said that you should try it just once.

So I did it.

And from the chair I freaking hated it, the desire to wash my hair immedately when I got home was immense and I am not going to lie, I cried about it. It looked like a poodle licked an electical socket.
right before I washed it

I am going to admit that I didn't wait a full 48 hours, I waited like 36, I couldn't take my hair looking like that anymore. 
                       Here is the result. 
after plopping

I wasn't crazy about it, and I found it wasn't easy to take care of, It took me 5 weeks to find the balance of products and still now they aren't bouncy and shiny. The girl that did the perm used different sized rollers but I don't think she used big enough rollers to begin with. I wanted a looser curl and some of them are still really tight. My hair can't take full curly girl method, it is to fine to take not being cleansed. I tried apple cider vinegar cleanser and that left my hair dull. I tried a home protein treatment and it left my hair like straw. I was THIS close to shaving my head when we went down to Savannah. I semi dreaded the trip because of the heat and the humidity, I finally threw in the towel and washed my hair with husbands head and shoulders and then conditoned with a CG approved conditioner. MY HAIR FELT AMAZEBALLS!!!! That is when I realized I was a modified CG and I was never looking back.

After Savannah
But my hair still wasn't what I had hoped. It wasn't bouncy and honestly the back mattes like one of those dogs Sarah McLachlan makes you feel like shit about. I do everything they tell me too to prevent tangles and nothing works, so I wear my hair in a messy bun 8 out of 10 times and that isn't what I want. I love wearing my hair down especially now that it is so long.

So I straightened my hair and almost cried at how much I missed my straight hair, it is already growing out and the hair coming in is my old hair.
Straightened and loving it!

I have been throwing around the idea of when the new growth is longer I am going to save my money and go to one of the top salons around here and getting a straight perm and calling it a day.


  1. I can understand the dilemma. It has taken a long time for me to understand my hair. Even now my hair cycle goes Wash straight, wash and plop wavy, curling wand curly... Then I start all over again. I'm not 100% happy because the length weighs every natural curl/wave I have down... Aaah the joys of cray cray hair!

  2. I have naturally curly hair and mine are tight curls, I know the pain, tho mine is usually wash, mousse, spray and I'm ready to go.