Perming is a great way to add body, curls, & bounce to your hair. Advantages to hair perms: a “wash and wear” style that is care free, less use of heating appliances, and an easy way to change the whole look of your style.
To add curl If your hair is fine and limp, getting a perm just might do the trick for you. Gone are those days of tight, poodle type curls. Now you can choose from a variety of size curls and perms. From small rollers to large, 1 ½ inch rollers, perms are there in several different forms. A large roller will give you a very soft curl. As if you were to use a large barreled curling iron. A smaller roller will give you more of a spiral look or use spiral rods using a spiral wrap to give you the best looped curl look.
To relax naturally curly hair If you have naturally curly hair, that is unruly, perming can tame those locks of your. By using a larger roller or soft roller then your natural curl size, perming will break down your hair and create a new curl by using the American Wave.
Can I perm over colored hair or highlighted hair?
Yes, you can. However, you should wait at least 1 week after your color or highlight to get a perm. And remember that you will now be doing double chemical process over each other so check with your stylist if this option is best for you. And it’s always best to perm first then do hair color or highlights.
My hair is grey and won’t “grab” the perm, what can I do?
Well, your stylist may do a softening. This process softens the cuticle, thus causing the perm to take better, check with your stylist they well inform you best.
Can I perm while I’m pregnant?
There has been no scientific FAQ’s stating that perming or coloring will harm your unborn baby. But keep in mind that any chemical you put on your head will seep into the scalp, entering your blood stream. Best word of advice, avoid perming till’ after your baby is born.
Should I get a perm? Tired of your same old look?
If you want to add curls to your hair and spice up your look, you should seriously consider it. Or you just need a change, maybe it’s time for one.
What American Waves?
It is a body wave that adds new look like a soft beach wave or soft waves that look natural and bouncy”. This new wave makes your hair easy to style and wear. If you have trouble with body in your hair, or like wearing a very natural everyday look, casual and a little messy, this may be the look you having been searching for. Always consult with your stylist if this is the best look for you.
Spiral perm create romantic spiral curls, an effect that is produced by winding the hair around special long curlers. The mass of curls makes long hair look much thicker. Stack perm give curl and volume to one – length hair cuts by means of different sized curlers. The hair on top of the head is left unpermed while the middle and ends have curl and movements. Weave perms involve perming certain sections of hair and leaving the rest straight to give a mixture of texture and natural looking body and bounce, particularly on areas around the face such as the fringe, this is a very textured perm.
How Hair Perm works?
Perm works by breaking down inner structures in your hair and reforming them around a curler to give a new shape. Hair should be washed prior to perming as this causes the scales on the cuticles to rise gently, allowing the perming lotion to enter the hair shaft more quickly. The perming lotion alters the Kertin and breaks down the sulphur bonds that link the fibre like cells together in the inner layers of each hair. When these fibres have become loose, they can be formed into a new shape, when the hair is stretched over a curler or a perming rod. Once the curlers or rods are in place, more lotion is applied and the perm is left to develop to fix the new shape. The development time can vary according to the condition and texture of the hair. When the development is complete, the changed links in the hair are re-formed into their new shape by the application of a second chemical known as the neutralizer. The neutralizer contains an oxidizing agent that is effectively responsible for closing up the broken links and producing the wave or curl permanently.
The type of curl that is produced depends on a number of factors. The size of the curler is perhaps the most important as this determines the size of the curl. Generally speaking the smaller the curler the smaller and therefore tighter the curl, whereas medium to large curlers tends to give a much looser effect. The strength of lotion used can also make a difference, as can the texture and type of hair. Hair in good condition takes a perm much better than hair in poor condition and fine hair curls more easily than coarse hair.
After a perm it takes 48 hours for the keratin in the hair to harden naturally. During this time the hair is vulnerable to damage and must be treated with care. Resist shampooing, brushing, vigorous combing, blow drying or set ting, any of which may cause the perm to drop. Once hair has been permed it remains curly and shaped the way it has been formed, although new growth will be straight. As time goes by the curl can soften and if the hair is long its weight may make the curl and the wave appear much looser.