Last March 21, I’ve decided to undergo a hair makeover, a digital perm to be exact, at Tony and Jackey Salon in SM City North EDSA. I’ve been wanting to try a perm to make my limp hair look fuller and thicker but I haven’t got enough guts and courage to do it.
Tony and Jackey digital perm treatments cost PhP 3,000 to PhP 5,000. I availed their Loreal Setting Digital Perm with Hair Cut plus Treatments (Package D) and Seven was my Korean hairstylist. They recommend Loreal digiperm for first timers because it uses a milder formula and does less damage than the Aqua Setting Digital Perm (Package B).
My color-treated, straight hair before the digiperm (not rebonded).
After the layered haircut.
“A digital perm is a perm which uses hot rods with the temperature regulated by a machine, which has a digital display, hence the name. However, the process of the perm is quite analogous to that of a traditional perm. A normal perm basically requires only the perm solution. A digital perm requires a (different) solution plus heat. This type of perm was developed in Korea, and now popular in both South Korea and Japan and other countries.” – Wikipedia.org
I don’t like small, kinky curls and big curls lose their effect faster. So I had medium curls. Medium curls get bigger after a few months.
Here are my curls after 4 hours. They told me to wait for 72 hours before washing my hair. To my dismay my curls got straightened out after three days, but after washing, the curls were back.
It took me a month to get used to my new hairstyle.
Care Tips for Curly Hair
- Twist and scrunch. Twist your locks then scrunch them upwards. You do this when you’re in the shower, when drying your hair, and when putting hair creams on.
- Ditch the brush. I’ve had no problem with this because I don’t brush my hair often even when it’s straight.
- Curly hair may appear “buhaghag” at times but you’ll get used to it. If you want your tresses tamed, apply a small amount of anti-frizz hair cream.
- I use Monea Curl Defining Milk. It’s only PhP 95 in Watson’s. When applying hair cream, don’t flatten your curls on your palms. Do the twist and scrunch.
My hair after 1 month (without hair cream)
My usual bed hair
After 2 months (with hair cream)
My curly tresses as of July 6, 2011
Dearies, I had my hair cut short last September 2011. For those who are asking for the recent photos, these are until the first week of September.
I’m 80% satisfied with Tony & Jackey’s services. Tony and Jackey promos are still ongoing. Here’s the price list.