July 24, 2012

Flowers in my hair


Hi, lovely readers! It's been two weeks since my last post and we almost reach the end of July, whoa... Time flies! That means half of 2012 has gone by. I hope you've accomplished some of your 'New Year's Resolutions'. If you haven't, well you still have another five months left. Make good use of your time! ;)

What I've been doing lately?

As you can see from the photos above, I have finally permed my hair (for the first time in my life)! The reason for my perm was because my hair was *too* smooth and limp! One might think that straight hair is elegant or neat, well it is if it has Volume.

Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's photos below:

This is what I meant by limp hair. It makes your hair look oily and lifeless.
...and it certainly does not look as good as:
Straight hair with volume!
Or even more volume!
You know, before I permed my hair, I had to blow dry my hair plus curl it with a hair straightener (not a curling iron) every time I wanted to go outside just to create volume. And even tough I've finished it with a hair spray, it still didn't last that long (because it's too damn smooth)! Fml.

After googling and asking some of my friends, turns out hair-perming is the answer for this type of hair texture! The whole process took approx. 2 hours (not bad) and you know what? When it was done, my hair totally resembled Princess Merida's from Brave (aside from the hair color)! No kidding!


But apparently it does take 28 hours for a perm to 'relax.' Phew!
Fyi, the outfit photos above was taken one week after the process. Although it looks (and it is) drier than before, I honestly love how the result turns out! Now every time I want to go somewhere, I only need to blow dry my hair for a while (just to dry it up after I wash it) to get the end result. Save so much time and energy! I just hope it won't damage my hair. My hair stylist said I only need to give my hair a hair spa or creambath treatment once a week or every two weeks.


Some hair perming tips from About.com

"One way you can find out if your hair is damaged and can't withstand more chemical processing is to do the old float trick. Take a few strands of hair and put them in a glass of water, if they sink, this means your hair is damaged and is soaking up moisture. If the strands float, this means your hair is healthy."

"If you have dry hair or loads of short layers, you aren't the best candidate for a perm. Perms will dry hair out even more and a perm on short, layered hair could end up poodle-like.
Not sure if your hair is a good candidate for a perm? Ask your stylist."


Topshop skirt | Jeffrey Campbell shoes | Forever21 bracelet | Clarabelle headpiece

39 comments:

  1. you look like a doll
    prettier look so far of yours!
    ci elle cantik banget sama headpiece nya ♥

    by the way itu blur fotonya dari lensa atau di edit ci?thanks ☺♥

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    1. thank you Claire! itu udah blur, tp ditambahin lg blur nya pake photoshop hehe

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  2. pretty,i love those floral headband of yours!!

    http://valentiney.blogspot.com

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  3. i see Yoona SNSD on you ka elle :)) you really gorgeous and pretty of course..
    and with this look, you are more alike the prettiest indonesian fashion blogger i've seen.. i love your style so much.. it's simple but it's awesome <3


    http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2012/07/different-perspective.html

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    1. wow, thank you very much for your sweet words! but it's all make up really :)

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  4. pretty! super superrrr pretty! <3
    lovely headpiece <3

    http://clrland.blogspot.com/

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  5. love your skirt ci,
    your haircrown also so cute..

    indri-tanny.blogspot.com

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  6. whew~ nice tips. :D i need to wait until my hair longer..:D thanks Elle~ <3

    VIE BELLE

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  7. you're such a sweet sweet sweetest girl ever ♥
    i love your outfit! esp your skirt :D
    and thank for your sharing about volumizing hair !
    really need it! hahaha

    anyway, MY GIVEAWAY WILL BE OVER IN 4 DAYS TO ANNOUNCEMENT ! <3
    don't forget to join to win this cutest belt ever!
    xoxo, we are waiting for you participation :)

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  8. OMG!!Elle!! I really want your hair so bad!!!! ~~~ This blog made me want to perm my hair but my hair is already curly and have different waves but I want my hair to be exactly as your hair! OMG ~~ I just dyed my hair blonde a week ago and I think perm is not suitable for blonde hair. :( You look like a doll!! :)
    aqui-a.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Aqui :)
      I think you should wait for a while before you perm your hair, because you just dyed it right? I'm afraid it will damage your hair. Btw, I've seen your pics and I think you already have beautiful curls!

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  9. Elle, you look gorgeous with those curly hair. i absolutely love it! you make me want to curl mine too hahaha.

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  10. i love ur hair!! pretty!! and that skirt is beautiful!!

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  11. really love your handband and the skirt ci ell!! <3 pretty as usual, with or without volume hair you always look pretty! im not telling a lie! <3

    agneskoriston19.blogspot.com

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  12. looks so good on you! Love your blue skirt :)

    glowingthedark.blogspot.com

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  13. barbiee!! lovin ur hair! <3

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  14. ARGH the hairpiece is sooo lovely! fits your new hair perfectly. <3

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  15. PERFECT MATCH! love your new hair btw! <3
    GORGEOUS as always!
    Love ya ci Elle :D

    sweetsosabi.blogspot.com

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  16. I have the same hair type as you, elle, and I was permed my hair to make it more volume, but it won't last long, just took 3 months until I was straightening my hair (again), because the perm was gone and my hair was growing (so half is on perm, and half is straight!) hahaha~ anyway, your new look of hair is very good and fresh on you, pretty <3

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    1. Hi Lia! Thank you for sharing your experiment! I'm also afraid my perm won't last that long arghhh :/

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  17. omg my hair problem is exactly the same with you. my hair is too smooth and it gets loose easily every time i curl my hair. it's so annoyinggg. i'm thinking to perm my hair too!!! :D
    Annddd love the floral headpiece that you wore here. so prettyyyy!!

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    1. Waahh ada yang senasib ternyata hehe.. Yes, it really is annoying right!!

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  18. love your hair!! and you are so pretty! like a barbie doll! >.<

    Girl With Plastic Camera

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  19. bytheway, I love your messy hair dear!
    what a cute bag <3

    bellionducky.

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  20. the look is so so cute! :3 and the newly permed hair suits you well, you look beautiful!

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  21. You look so good with that permed hair! Adorable and sweet as usuaul, you look flawless! x

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  22. very pretttyyy :D

    www.aureliaolivia.blogspot.com

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  23. so stunninG!

    http://valentiney.blogspot.com

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  24. Waaah ci El makin keyen ;D Aku juga pernah permed my hair and it's so lovely tapi sekarang lagi pengen rambut lurus hehehe. Loveee your bag ci ^^

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  25. omg i loled so much at this post x3 but i totally got your point! even for girls who have straight hair it's important o have volume ^-^ you hair is beautiful by the way <3


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