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Perm hair guide – all you need to know

Hairstyles of the 70s and 80s are back, taking over fashion runways, but of course, with a modern twist. Perm hair has also made a comeback, and it is nothing like the voluminous bushy perms we witnessed in the past. Modern perms are gorgeous and effortless and give a lived-in feel; you can flaunt your bouncy waves while telling them “ I woke up like this.”

If you’re planning to go the extra mile to get a hair makeover, opt for modern perm hair. The latest perming technique allows you to get the kind of curls you want, be it light waves, loose curls, or spiral curls. Want to know more about perms and how it adds bounce and body to your hair? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is perming?

The perming technique transforms your hair texture by using chemicals to create bouncy curls or waves. The chemical breaks the bond in your hair, giving it a whole new feel. In the traditional perming method, hairstylists would use plastic perm rods to achieve those tight curls before applying perming lotion to set them.

Modern perms, how’s it different?

Now the latest technique doesn’t require traditional perm rods. Stylists these days use rollers, fabric, or even fingers to create different types of curls. Whether you want beachy, undone waves, bouncy curls, a more defined curl, or waves that add a little volume to your hair, the modern perming technique offers a range of options to choose from.

Does perming harm your hair?

Perming does dry out your hair and like with any other chemical hair treatment, taking extra care of your permed hair is important. To protect the hair, it is recommended to use a leave-in conditioner. Moreover, going for deep-conditioning as well as protein treatments can help replace the lost moisture in your hair. However, make sure to consult a professional hairstylist and follow their advice.

The Dos and Don’ts

Once you get your hair permed, there are a few things that you should and shouldn’t be doing. You don’t want your perm to get ruined. Here are some dos and don’ts.


· Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for treated hair. They are gentler than usual shampoos and don’t contain ingredients that dry out permed hair.

· Allow your hair to dry naturally. The heat from the blow drier can ruin your permed hair.


· Avoid using brushes. Only detangle your permed hair with a wide-toothed comb.

· Using a rubber band to tie hair back can damage your hair. Instead, use silk bands.

· After getting your hair permed, don’t braid them; it can cause breakage.

Perming is an excellent option for those who want to enhance their natural waves or add some bounce and volume to their silky-smooth hair. The kind of perm you go for can up your hair game. It is essential to consult an expert and discuss beforehand to know what kind of curls will complement your face shape and are suitable for your hair texture.

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