All about Perm Hair

A salon perm is different from a home perm in that most perm lotions contain chemicals that damage hair, when used by inexperienced users and frequently result in under-processing-that, is little or no wave.

Your stylist, however, has the technical knowledge and expertise to know exactly which strength of perm solution, rod size, and wrapping technique is best for your hair and hairstyle. Your stylist’s technical training and professional knowledge also allow him/her to select the proper timing for the curl reformation.

How long does the service take?

With today’s busy lifestyle, the busy woman is hesitant to allow time for a perm. Once the decision is made to have a perm, allow form 1½ to 2½ hours for the service.

The largest part of the service and one of the most important is the wrapping of the hair on the perm rods. Do not try to rush your stylist; some wrapping techniques can take as long as one hour.

Costing for perm hair

The price of a salon perm varies juts as the price of a hair-cut does, depending on the salon, stylist, condition of your hair, and the style you want. Whatever be the price, this is a small price to pay for an important fashion accessory that you wear 24 hours every day.

When should one have a hair-cut, before or after?

Hair can be cut before the perm, after the perm, or not at all. This depends on your stylist, your personal style preference, and the condition of your hair. Your professional stylist will be glad to advise you.

Does natural curly hair require a permanent wave?

People with curly hair do get germs, to re-direct natural curl into a more manageable pattern or to achieve a particular look or style and to even out the curl.

Also if you would prefer a smoother, less curly look, a perm on larger rods can reform the curl into a larger smoother curl pattern. Your professional cosmetologist is trained to redirect your curl pattern the way you want it to be.

Some Cautions on permanents for perm hair

  1. There is no reason why anyone cannot have a perm.

However, if you have skin abrasiveness or scalp irritation, it is advisable to tell your stylist and wait until they are healed before proceeding with the service.

  1. Some medications build up on the hair shaft affecting the results of the perm.
  2. Some people who have abused their hair will need a series of treatments prior to a perm service; and
  3. Always consult your professional cosmetologist who will advise you about the proper procedures.

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