Not So Hairy Stuff

I think most of you already know that I changed my hairstyle. I used to sport my hair au naturel, without any colours or perms or what have you. I still have not coloured my hair, but I did get a perm, a digital perm. Digital perm has been around for at least a decade, and since it’s not the first time I do this, I felt comfortable. Now, they have new stuff called Korean set perm, you know, riding on the Hallyu wave and all that. Anyhoo… If you followed me on Instagram, you would’ve seen me sitting in the salon with a really hot cooker on my head. If I used it to cover my face, I’d look like R2D2 😛




That thing, whatever it’s called, is to heat activate the cream they applied on my hair. They say it softens the hair, but in actual fact, it kind of breaks down the hair structure so that it is ultra bendable and when they finally curl and set it, hair stays that way. That process took about half an hour and when they took it off, my scalp felt really hot and cooked – but not to a point where it burned >_< If it burns, you’ll have to scream for the hair stylist to take it off you, because it’s not supposed to happen that way.

So anyway, I had to sit in the salon for about 4 hours, to have my hair trimmed, washed, permed, treated and styled. I. HATE. SITTING. IN. HAIR. SALONS. That’s why the last time I was in one was about 2 years ago.

Anyway, this hair style is very low maintenance. I wash and condition my hair as usual, and the only styling product is a nutritious hair oil. I use 2 pumps of that, run over my hair, then blow dry. I divide my hair into a few sections, twist it, then blow. That’s when I feel extra hardworking. Usually, I let it air dry. I also divide my hair into about 6 sections, twist it then leave it. It’ll look like you have doll hair for a while, but after it dries, just shake them loose and you’ll get really natural curls. Hair is soft and bouncy and you don’t need hair sprays to hold the curls.




Photos above were taken from my Instagram account. I am a hair newb and I don’t speak hair terms, but I hope you understood what I was trying to say. Also, I didn’t like my bangs / fringe when she first cut it for me, but after about a week or two, it settled nicely covering a bit of my brows. The last time I had bangs was when I was 16. Yeah.

So, what’s your hair style now? Do you change it often? Do you style it?


xoxo Lily



  • Icaria

    Oh I so love that style on you Lily! It’s adorable but yet sexayy! 🙂 At the moment my hair is a little too long but I have an idea for a kind of bob but just a little longer than shoulders and a little longer in front. I don’t know if this makes sense but I had the image appeared in my head last week end it did to me and today I saw a woman in the metro with exactly what I pictured. Hopefully next week end… 🙂

    • Lily

      Hey Helene, have you got it done? I’d love to see how it turns out!

  • 38noodles

    Curlz! Loves em!! I think you look real purdy with curlies!
    My sometime-nickname Noodles came from when I tried the perm when I was around 16, and I liked it. One advice I got from a naturally curly hair friend was to brush the curls lightly while wet.
    My advice would be to perm at a place you trust, because the last ever time I permed, I got grandma curls circa 1980s, and I freaked internally then went straight to another salon to chop it all off, money and a whole day wasted!

    • Lily

      LOL Noodles!! That was an expensive experience. I think I’d just tie my hair up for half a year until the curls loosen up then change the hairstyle. Hahaha!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I like it! My hair is like this naturally, so I understand why you went with a digital perm. It’s easy. In fact, I’ve decided to give up on getting it cut too much anymore. I enjoy just washing my hair and not having to blow dry and fuss with it. It’s EASY. You look great my friend!

    • Lily

      Your hair is like this naturally??!?!!!!???? Jealous!

  • Hey Lily, I’ve been sporting a digital perm for about 3 years now! It’s so easy to maintain, basically just as easy as my natural hair! I have ZERO hair styling skills, so you can be pretty sure that every hairstyle I sport requires minimum effort. I love your new hair! It’s fun to switch things up!

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, oh, digital perm is such an Asian thing though. I don’t know a person who hasn’t done it at least once. LOL!

  • Victoria

    I love your new hairstyle and the fringe makes you look like a schoolgirl. LOL. My hair is long and rebonded because I like my hair straight. It is extremely low maintenance because I usually do not need to do anything with it other than the usual shampoo, conditioner and oil serum. How do you maintain your fringe, do you cut it yourself? After seeing your Instagram photos, I was tempted to get a fringe too but the maintenance part of it put me off 🙂

    • Lily

      Hi Victoria, I don’t cut my own fringe. I’m just going to let it grow out… until I get impatient then I might go to the salon to get it chopped off. LOL!

  • Bella

    It’s pretty, i love your curls!! I have naturally very curly hair which I used to flat iron for decades. About a year ago I stopped flat ironing and in december I cut off all the damaged hair. My hair is now nearly shoulder length, it’s grown a lot since my profile picture. i wash, put in a leave in conditioner and some curl defining cream, and go. I love my new low maintenance hair!!

    • Lily

      Thanks Bella. Low maintenance hair is the way to go, man! So many other better things to do. Hahaha!

  • Liz

    I used to do the opposite – go to Korean salons for 4-6 hour straight perms. I stopped doing that 5-6 years ago and only get the occasional cut when I can’t stand the long lengths. Your bangs definitely make you look more youthful and the curls are fun! I love that your hair isn’t frizzy but smooth and shiny still. 🙂

    • Lily

      I love your hair Liz. It’s naturally sexy!!!!

  • It’s super cute! I love it. I want bounce! And curl! But I don’t even own a blowdryer and I can’t handle, LOL.

    • Lily

      You don’t need a blowdryer to handle this 🙂 It’s super low maintenance!

  • liyeun

    I had had digital perm, 8 years ago and I sometimes miss the different look it gave me, have you ever thought of colouring it? I hate sitting at salons too, im just restless for all that pampering. Hehehe

    • Lily

      Nah, I don’t like to colour my hair. My hair is naturally lighter – looks brown in the sun and black when I’m indoors, and I like it that way 🙂

  • I loves! This is gorgeous. Your hair looks bananas good!!

    • Lily

      LOL thanks Kristen 🙂

  • I love that first photo 🙂 I think your new curls are adorable too 🙂
    A couple of months ago I had to cut my hair shorter than what I was used to a because of a silly hairdresser that made a mistake. I hated it so I went to another hairdresser and got her to cut a bob. Now its back to shoulder length and look a lot more like me, how I’m used to seeing myself. I’ve never permed my hair, maybe I should give it a try (once its back to being a bit longer!).

    • Lily

      It’s really annoying when the hairdresser makes a mistake. It’s not like our hair will grow back immediately. We have to live with it >_< I heard that a salon burned the scalp of a client when she went to get a perm. How horrible is that?!?!!

      • Oh my goodness! That is scary!!!