How to Get a Modern Perm You Won’t Hate!

What is a Perm? A perm is a chemical process that changes the chemical structure of your hair follicles and texture. This means that the hair follicles can go from straight to curly or vice versa. You can even perm your lashes to be curlier! There are several types of perms: Japanese straight perms, classic perm, digital perms…

In modern perms, the curls are made using one size of rod. This approach is outdated because, as we all know, everyone has different hair. Perms should be customizable depending on YOUR hair type and preference. A lot of women are also getting perms to help enhance their natural texture, giving their waves or curls more structure and life.

Be specific about the type of curl that you want and make sure that your stylist is using the perfectly sized rod for that. If you want beach waves, then your stylist should use rollers for thick, bouncy curls.

Given your hair length and density, give yourself at least 2 and 1/2 hours for the length of your appointment!

Perms in short hair can last 3 to 4 months, whereas perms in long hair can last 6 to 8 months. When your natural roots and texture start growing in this pushes the perm to the ends, this typically works great for long hair as women will then have waves throughout the mid-shaft and ends—a styled look. For short hair, texture may look uneven, weighing on how often you want to get a touch-up.

Make sure to use deep conditioning treatments and regular coconut oil masks to replace the moisture loss from the chemicals of the perming process. In addition, don’t use heat on your hair frequently as the hair follicles can be a little delicate after the intensity of the perming process.

If your hair is already delicate due to damage or if your hair is color treated already, consider passing on the perm for now. If you get a perm with fragile follicles, the curls may not hold well and your hair will look frizzy and damaged. If you frequently use your curling iron, do consider getting a perm! Ready to try a perm this year?

Book your appointment online or give us at Lookin’ Good Salon a call!

Category : Uncategorized Posted on January 13, 2021

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