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Sep 03, 2011 - 20 comments

TO PERM OR NOT TO PERM.. THAT IS THE QUESTION!!

ITS BEEN A YEAR THIS SEPTEMBER 1ST THAT IVE BEEN NATURAL, I WASNT PLANNING ON GOIN FOREVER WITH THIS JOURNEY I JUST WANTED TO DO IT MERLY TO SEE IF I COULD ACTUALLY LAST AS LONG, AND BY GOLLY I DID LOL. HAVING NATURAL HAIR IS TOUGH WORK, I CANT EVEN BELIEVE IVE MADE IT THIS FAR. THIS IS MY 3RD TIME TRYNA GO NATURAL AND I GUESS THE 3RD TIME WAS THE CHARM FOR ME, IVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GOIN BACK TO MY PERM DAYS.. WHY? CAUSE I THINK IVE GROWN MY HAIR OUT ENOUGH TO BE DONE WITH IT. ITS ABOUT TO GET COLD AND I MISS CURLING MY HAIR, I MEAN I CAN DO THAT NOW WITH MY NATURAL HAIR BUT ITS JUST NOT THE SAME. IVE HAD BRAIDS, SEW INS, QUICK WEAVES ECT AND IM JUST TIRED OF IT ALL. I STILL HAVENT MADE UP MY MIND JUST YET ON WHEN OR WEATHER OR NOT IM GONNA DO IT YET, ITS JUST IN THE BACK OF MY MIND IS ALL. DH DOESNT MIND IT BUT HE LIKES MY NATURAL HAIR, BUT HE LOVES MY MY PERM HAIR TO. IF I DO DECIDE ON GOIN BACK TO PERM THEN I'LL TAKE MUCH BETTER CARE OF MY HAIR THAN I DID BE4, ITS JUST A VERY HARD DECISION FOR ME RIGHT NOW.. (SIGH) OH WELL WE SHALL SEE WHAT HAPPENES FROM HERE ON OUT!!

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by leillani, Sep 03, 2011
My obstinate opinion is not to perm. Neither permament waves or acid waves, nor permanent hair straightening. Nope. Natural hair is tough work, but I think the quality is better. It looks wayyyyyyyyy better when natural hair is occasionally straightened.

At least you should do as you like. What really datains you from re-eventing yourself ans style your hair the way you like? Perms, braids, sew ins, quick waves, natural hair... what a great variety! Why not perm if you feel like having straight hair with all its pros and cons? You can always go back natural. I really like people who change their style the way they feel because I am more that boring type of having the same hair like I had since I have been 25. I remember I went curly and chocolate brown at the age of 27 because I just felt like doing so, but it did not feel like "me" anymore. So I went back to the straight and long to the hips which are dyed red like a strawberry field. For me, cutting five inches is a risky decision. But sometimes I feel like making an appt to cut my hair down the lenght of matches and dye it white peroxide blonde. ;o)

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by Vantom, Sep 03, 2011
lol i totally agree with u, like u said i can always go back natural again. Its just i want somthin different since its about to get cold and i feel like i can be natural whenever ya kno..

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by Moma_Cher, Sep 03, 2011
Just say no to perm whims! Perms are like old lovers.... The longer they've been gone the better the memories, but don't let it fool ya!

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by LILI1206, Sep 03, 2011
I know it is a tough decision as I use to perm my hair all the time... I have eczema so I wouldn't perm my hair when my eczema was bad, but all of a sudden about 2 years ago the eczema didn't just come and go it actually stayed, so now I can't perm my hair anymore or else my scalp would be on FIRE! lol but believe me if I didn't have eczema I would definetly perm it I just miss how easy it was to just wake up and have my roots straight without having to put some pink lotion on and pull it back and put on a bandana and then wait a little while for them to be straightened, (and at that they still wouldn't be as straight as if I permed it lol) Its your decision just as you said if you do go back to perming just take care of it, because I know it can damage your hair, and being that you took care of your hair for a whole year you wouldn't want to just throw all that away. By the way your hair looks great naturally I just love it. So either way you go I'm sure it will look great on you because you know how to rock it!


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by Vantom, Sep 03, 2011
thanks ladies.. lol

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by TTC1st, Sep 04, 2011
i think u should do whatever u feel, i mean like u said "you can always go back natural".. but its merly up to what u decided, one of friends was thinking about goin back to perm shes been natural for 5yrs now lol. I do love your natural hair though its really pretty. :)

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by Vantom, Sep 04, 2011
thanks TTC1st :)

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by leillani, Sep 05, 2011
Any decisions so far, VanVan?

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by Vantom, Sep 05, 2011
nope not yet lol i bought me a perm but havent opened it yet, and i had to hide it until i did make my decision cause im to tempted to perm it.. But im leaning to possibly doing it.. just dont know when just yet :)

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by leillani, Sep 06, 2011
I'm curious how you are going to decide...
;o)

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by Vantom, Sep 06, 2011
leillani i have no clue to be honest lol... ahhhh i might do it lol

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by TinaR10, Sep 06, 2011
Dont do ittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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by Vantom, Sep 06, 2011
lmao i knew u was gon write that tina lol :)

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by Shyladybaby27, Sep 06, 2011
PLLEEEEAAASSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DOOO NOT PERM IT PLEASE

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by earthangle, Sep 06, 2011
not to perm

1045727 tn?1463742983
by Vantom, Sep 07, 2011
lol thanks yall

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by yoha919, Sep 10, 2011
ill say try it for another year if you havent permed yet i think perms delays hair growth and makes your hair weak my husband perms his hair im not to much of a fan well he stoped like 6 months ago and his hair is growing back healthy and faster idk i dont have to relax my hair has no life lol just to curl it up i need like 1 can of hairspray anyways funny story when i was 18 i did perm my hair (god only knows why) and all my hair fell out and the rest that did stay on felt like rubber and even streched like rubber lmao!!!! i was walking with a hat even in the summer lol it was horrible afther that my hair never grew past my shoulders till this day!!!!!! thats just my story and it has nothing to do with why im not a fan with perms just though you need a laugh going natural is like a big thing right now i think its beautiful all these chemicals in your hair cant be good you look amazing either way. xoxo

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by yoha919, Sep 10, 2011
ps: im going natural too not meaning perms but hair color i think its effecting my hair growth its shedding like crazy my hair went from down my back almost touching my *** it was nice shiny smooth and alot of hair to now falling dry and the slowest hair growth in the world!!! if you can notice on my main pic my hair is  half and half in color ive been letting it grow for almost a year my new hair growth is just like i remember my hair looking like afther the disaster i just told you about.

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by Vantom, Sep 10, 2011
lmao yea i still havent permed my hair yet, im still natural. I have one here but i havent decided if and when i wanted to do it, i might just give it to my friend and say F*** it lol. I wanted to go another year and see how much longer it grows by then so im thinkin bout that too. I like ur hair on ur pics too btw, yea the creamy crack does the trick but it doesnt last as long, and plus i love my curls so i just dont know what im gon do.. Ahhhhh this s u c k s!!

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by yoha919, Sep 10, 2011
since you seem to be back and forth with the natural thang and perming look at it like this perming is nothing new to you and you wanted a change for a reason if you do it you will prob be in regret if you still debating that means you dont have a good enough reason to go back to perming your hair if you have any doughts dont do it i tell myself this too everytime i see a box of hair color that i will like to try on its just not worth it to me natural seems like the good way to go anyways at the end of the day is all on you your hair your pride.

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