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Review: Blow + Bar's Permanent Blowout is the Best I Have Tried

Keen to turn a shapeless ‘do into stunning locks? Read our review of local beauty salon Blow + Bar’s Permanent Blowout. 

This Blowout Is The Best Thing Ive Done To My Hair This Year 1

For: Limp, shapeless hair

Where: Blow+Bar, #05-18 One Raffles Place Shopping Podium, tel: 6438-7005

Price: $455 (inclusive of pre- and post-treatments and two after-care products)

How: A permanent blowout is a perm that makes it look like you had a professional blowout every day. This one – named “Bedhead” for its messy, wavy curls – is supposed to last three to six months. After a wash and cut, a pre-treatment gel is applied to protect my locks. A softening cream is then applied to the parts to be curled, and left on for seven minutes. The perm itself is straightforward: The lower half of my hair is put into rollers connected to a perming device for 25 minutes. After removing them, the post-treatment (meant to restore and nourish locks) begins. First, a reparative hairspray is spritzed on and left for 10 minutes, followed by a post-treatment cream for another 10, during which a warm towel is wrapped around my hair. The final step: blow-drying and styling.

Verdict: This is one hair makeover I’ll go for again and again – I’ve received so many compliments. My hair now has more body and a month in, the ends remain permanently curled in as if I blow-dried them. The effect is natural, and my hair ends look healthy. Bonus: the wide range of beverages, including wine and bubbly, for customers on the house.

An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s July issue. 

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