One of the most important things I learned about on the first day of the EPIK orientation I attended in late October 2010 is that Korean hair salons offer a Magic Straight perm to straighten your hair. Having naturally frizzy hair – especially in humid weather – I’m determined to have this perm done to my hair in preparation for the humid summer days that are slowly encroaching.
Let's Get Things Straight
The process is lengthy and with hair as thick as mine, it takes two people to flat iron it. First, a solution is put on my hair and left for approximately 45 minutes to be absorbed by my hair. Next, the solution is rinsed off and my hair is combed out before the hairdresser and his assistant begin flat ironing it, which takes nearly two hours to do. Once it is all flat-ironed and straight, more solution is rubbed into my hair and left to set. This is then rinsed out after another 45 minutes after which I ask the hairdresser to style my hair in layers. I’m amazed by the end result of hair that is pin-straight – a first for me!