curly perm bad .. newbie.. need helpp

sara_1204sara_1204 Posts: 1Registered Users
hi every one..
i want to introduce my self here and also need help.
My name is Sara and i live in London UK. about two weeks ago i did a curly perm on my hair ( bought it from a supermarket. them kit things).
Well the look i was going for was like a wavish beach hair kinda look. but i ended up with tight ringlets and big frizz.
I panicked and did some reasearch on websites that said if i loeave a conditioning treatment on my hair for an hour or so that will help loosen the curl and relax the frizz. So i went on and did that. That did not help much.
So i went to the salon and they recommended i use "Redken All soft" shampoo and conditioner and also once a week use the conditioning treatment of the same range.
and they also recommended i cut my hair short as i had damaged almost 4 inches of my hair.
So i got a cut and now my hair is just below my shoulders. which is very sad as i loved my long lovely hair.

any way getting to the point now.. I still dont know how to style my hair.
how to make the my hair look curly and not frizzy ?? and that perfect kinda curl look that looks pretty easy to acheive but i am afraid i havent figured it out yet..
please please help me with exactly what brand products i should buy and how should i do it from shampooing my hair till the end .. plz plz plz
Please give the range of products that are avaialbe in uk, example REDKEN< REGIS< BEDHEAD< CATWALK<HERBAL ESSENCE..


  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 541Registered Users Curl Novice
    Your hair type (porous, non porous/ fine, coarse, medium textured) will help determine what kind of products to use. It's hard for people to recommend stuff because it might weigh your hair down or not be conditioning enough for your tresses. Can you provide some more information? The NaturallyCurly shop classifies hair products by curl type, so that might be a good place to start.

    Also, have a look at the links in the newbie section. There are some awesome resources about how to start caring for your curls all over this forum. Some people have even posted links to videos. It takes some experimenting to find out what works best for your hair but once you've got a routine down pat you might start to really love your curls.

    I personally really like curl keeper (a runny gel you apply to sopping wet hair after you get out of the shower), but I don't know if it's available in the UK. Maybe someone else will pop in with some UK product recommendations.

    There is a book called "Curly Girl" that some find useful also.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum!

    P.S. I did a review of a product called "Curl Formers" on my blog a while ago:

    They are a useful option to help shape your curls when you're going through a bad hair period. I experimented with them on my blog trying to create a looser curl patter in my hair. Check out the link if you think this might help you out.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Great post, Calamity! Welcome, Sara.

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!

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