I've been going on and on about digital perms lately, and, inevitably, I've gotten a lot of questions! Here are some Wikipedia excerpts:
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....The biggest difference between other perms and a digital perm is the shape and the texture of the wave created by the digital process...Therefore you can create the dry and curly look of the curl iron or the hot curler. ....One's hair often feels softer, smoother, and shinier after a digital perm than before it...A digital perm makes the hair wavy when it is dry, so you just need to dry it with a blow dryer, and use your hand to make the curl. Styling is very easy, and if you set the curl in the morning, at the end of the day when the wave loosens, you can revive the curl just by curling it with your finger.
The part at the end about the "ease of styling" is what sold me! So last weekend, my mom and I drove to SF, met up with one of my best friends, Rebecca, and took the plunge!
Here are the results two days in:
It will relax a lot over the next few weeks (or so I am told) and will look more like a body wave. Anyway, so far it is insanely easy--this was just out of the shower with no product or styling. Every mom's dream, right? Let's just hope it's cute in 2 weeks...