Big, wild curly hair is back and not just for those naturally curly haired girls. There has been a resurgence of embracing natural textures and the bigger the better.
People (yes men too) used to subject their locks to some serious harsh chemicals to get the permed look. “Well, with advances in hair styling technology, you can retain the health of your hair while still getting that perfect curl. And if you are one of those people who has straight hair and has always envied the dynamic energy that curly hair exudes, a perm is exactly what you need to go for, (source).” If you are already spending tedious hours curling your hair each morning considering a perm is not only a great way to save time but your curls will actually last throughout the day. Women with flat, limp hair at the root especially benefit from this treatment as they can gain volume and also body throughout the hair shaft. “If you’re one of the millions of women who love wearing their hair in curls, you’ll know how much of a hassle it is too though. How many seemingly endless hours do you spend a week trying to achieve the perfect curls? (source).” Below are three of the most popular and chic styles of perms, keep in mind different hair lengths and textures will determine what style works best for your individual hair type:
Spiral Perm: Long perm rods create extremely tight, cascading curls or ringlets. “They look like tightly wound spirals or corkscrews. Of course, how tight the curls are depends on the size of the perm rod and the various chemicals used, (source).”
Body Perm: This style of perm is perfectly suited for people with thin or flat hair. The curls will be larger and looser on women with hair that is naturally quite straight. “This style produces loose curls and a gentle wave which is great for adding volume and a bit of life to dull hair, (source).”
Loose Wave Perm: “A gentle wavy perm will give you soft and natural-looking wavy hair that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s created with large rollers that add volume to your mane without making it look artificial, (source).” This is one of our favourite styles of perm to work with as it creates beautiful body throughout that is manageable and effortless looking.
The perming process remains similar across the board with changes regarding perm wand size and also time needed to set. Disulphide bonds are applied to the hair in order to make the hair more flexible before being curled into the perming rods, this mixture will depend on the kind of perm you desire, acid, alkaline or exothermic perm. A neutralizer is then placed on the hair after the desired amount of time, working to bond your hair into its new curly structure.
Here at designHouse we strongly encourage setting up a consultation appointment to determine what hair style you are looking for. We take great care to ensure your hair is left healthy and also provide you with the tools you need for maintenance of your new look. We don’t do perms ourselves but can point you in the right direction! Contact us anytime!