I like having curly hair.
My hair is naturally wavy, and used to be pretty curly when I was little, read: it went away by the time I was 8.
If I heat curl my hair, I can pretty much expect it to go flat in about an hour, even if I spray the heck out of it, the one exception, my wedding hair that was done with a ceramic flat iron (it was amazing to see hair get curled with a flat iron!) and sprayed and pinned, that stayed in!
So, if I ever really want my hair to be curly and stay that way mostly I have to put in foam curlers while it is wet and wait for it to dry, usually overnight, which means sleeping on it. and then I look like this
Which isn't comfortable to sleep on at all.
Also, I have a TON of hair, it gets commented on EVERY time I go to the salon to get it cut, even if the lady has cut my hair a bajillion times before I get "wow! you have so much hair!" so that means that it takes longer to curl and more curlers, because I try to take much smaller sections so that it drys faster. Plus all the time that goes into it, and I have to be sure that I won't be going out the rest of the evening so the public isn't terrified by the sight of me in curlers....
All that to say.... I have been thinking of getting a perm. Not one of those little teeny curls perms, but with bigger curls, like you would get with 1-1 1/2 inch foam curlers ( I am told that you can do this) and if I don't like it I can always wash it out within the first 24 hours to get rid of it...
I had a perm once before, my mom did it for me my freshman year of High School, it was tiny curls, but SO CUTE! until it started growing out... then it got annoying... and I didn't want to re-perm it so I had to wait for it to grow out so that I could cut it out... But I think with bigger curls it wouldn't be so bad if I let it grow out.
I had my hair curled on Sunday, and told Kyle I was thinking about getting it permed and asked his opinion. Poor guy, looked like a deer caught in the headlights!!! I asked if he liked my hair better straight or curly, and then had to reassure him that I like it both ways, and was trying to make sure that he wouldn't be absolutely opposed to me getting my hair permed. Mollified he then proceeded to let me know that he likes my hair a little bit better curly. So I am now considering it, but am terrified!!!
What if I don't like it after a week?! I don't want to have to straighten it every day!
What if it looks horrible, or isn't how I pictured it at all?!
So my dear bloggy friends, what do YOU think? Vote on my poll and let me know....