3. What can I do to prolong my perm in Singapore’s hot weather?
Mane maintenance-wise, Gunhee says that a perfectly polished pouf starts in the shower: “Use a gentle shampoo like L’Oreal Professionnel’s Curl Contour Cleansing Conditioner, which gently cleanses and hydrates curls without weighing them down.”
Proceed to blow-dry using the medium heat setting on your dryer – minimising moisture loss is the name of the game here – then scrunch in a styling salve like L’Oreal Professionnel Siren Waves for frizz-free fortification. Sweep your fingers through your hair to separate any particularly unruly strands, twisting the ends at random for a Art Deco-esque, wave-like effect.
When you’ve tweaked and teased your tresses to a desired height, set it with a good, long blast of high-intensity hairspray – if you have particularly unruly hair, “spot spray” over the tousled ends framing your face to fix them in place.
Run your fingers through the ends once more and you’re done: Head-turning hair with a glorious gloss worthy of any Garosu-gil girl – a follicular conversation piece that’s both perfectly on-trend and jaw-slenderising to boot. Have fun!
Text: Eugene Quek / Her World Plus Additional reporting: Arissa Ha