Relax a new perm?
I tried to get a body wave yesterday. Was emphatic with the lady that I didn't want a curly or spiral perm. (backstory: since being diagnosed with diabetes, mots of things have changed - my hair being one. Won't hold my usual red haircolor with a damn, and now that I cut it all off my natural wavyness is nowhere to be found.) I thought that a body wave would put in that wavyness that allowed me to squidge in some pomade to my towel-dried locks and go.
Yeah. Not so much. I am now the owner of a perm. Not super tight, not frizzy, but definately *not* a body wave.
I picked up a bottle of Wella Regenal at the suggestion of the ladies at Sally Beauty Supply. I washed my hair as soon as I got home with clarifying shampoo and slathered on the Wella stuff. After towel drying I slathered a packet of Pantene's overnight deep conditioner and topped off with a shower cap. This morning I rinsed that off and used Ion Reconstructing Conditioner.
The only thing I know to do is condition the hell outta my head in the hopes that it will relax the curl. Will coloring my hair relax it some? I'm planning on using a permanent hair color on Wednesday, since the perm kicked out all the semi-permanent dark brown I had on my head.
Anyone have some other ideas? I'm going to see friends in San Diego next weekend and would rather not have hair I can't stand. (Not that the perm is awful... it's just very much not what I wanted.)