To Perm or not to Perm?

To Perm or not to Perm?

For years now in the hair business we have been hearing, “perm’s are
coming back.” Well, finally perms
seem to be coming back, but not
your Grandma’s perm. Poodle
perms are still here, should you want
one, but today’s generation likes the

volume and the wash and go loose,
beachy waves that can be achieved
with the new perms and rods.
The perm solutions themselves are
different and less damaging to the hair, but they also tend to not last as long-3 months on
average. The hard plastic rods have been replaced with spongy rods that are twisted to stay in
the hair in a random pattern. The result is a more natural look with different size curls just like
on a head of natural curls.
If you have curly hair that you might want to tame parts of, this type of perm is perfect for
those situations also. In fact, it’s good for most all hair types except the mega highlighted
blond. Also, if you have very, fine hair, your curls may not be defined, but you will have lots of
volume if you blow-dry.
There are still rules like no washing for 48 hours and it’s best to use shampoo, conditioner and
styling products for curly hair. A moisture mask once a week is also recommended.
Thinking about it but still not sure, have a friend wrap your hair in the spongy rods with styling
gel, and have a perm for a day! See you in the salon 😉

  • Grace Otto romprey
    Posted at 20:04h, 12 July Reply

    Actually if you weave it on fine hair like a foil you will not only get distinct curl you will get the body and fullness you desire

  • Amanda R Middleton
    Posted at 01:33h, 14 July Reply

    Wish mine had been done with spongy rods…like the article very informative…

    Posted at 18:03h, 18 July Reply

    I love perming my hair! My hair is naturally straight. I have kept it that way for about 15 years. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I realized my hair was falling significantly and to top it off, my thyroid disease was not a big help! I carry my hair long. It’s at least 30 inches + ! I would love to perm it at this time, but, am afraid it will cause more damage. But since my hair is thin and some areas the scalp shows, I’m thinking it could help to give more volume and help hide the scalp. I need advice and help! Thank you so much.

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