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How to Get the Best Hair Perms

I can remember hair perms from the 80s. They were big, frizzy and crunchy are three words that come to mind when I think of 80s hair perms. Luckily, hair perms have come a long way since then and now you can get a hair perm that looks natural and beautiful. Whether you want to add a bit of body or all over curl, perms can now give you exactly what you want. “All About Hair Perms”If you want a hair perm, there are a few things to take into consideration before you get it done. If you have colored or high lighted hair, you may want to stay away from hair perms altogether. Color and high lights can be damaging enough, but when you add another chemical process (a hair perm) on top of it, it can just damage hair additionally and leave it looking dry, frizzy and unmanageable. This isn’t always the case though, so if you do have previously colored or high lighted hair, ask a professional hairdresser. If your hair is overall fairly healthy, then you would probably be okay with getting a perm.

Hair perms can give you a slight wave or you can get very tight curls as well. When you go in for your appointment, make sure you bring in a picture of what you would like your curls to look like. This will help your hairdresser see your ‘vision’ of how curly you’d like to go.

When the day comes to get your hair permed, make sure that you explain what you want to your hairdresser thoroughly (and bring a picture). Expect to be at the salon for a couple hours for the entire process. Rolling all of your hair onto the perm rods takes time and then the hairdresser will apply a perm solution to your hair, rinses it, then applies another neutralizing solution, rinses that and that’s it.

You may want to consider a haircut as well to get rid of any damaged ends after the process. Your hair perm should last several months before you need it redone.

  

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  1. Hi there,
    If your happy to look like an 80′s tragic by all means get a perm, try some bleach highlights first for a real authentic look! LOL! If you feel you can’t handle your hair try changing stylist first, as maybe they can’t give you a managable cut in the first place. Majority of people have coloured hair so you will lose condition and integrity of colour should you choose to perm. Perms rarely look like a hot roller or heat styled photo, so if thats your motivation reconsider also and lastly if you must do it find a stylist over 30 as its not common practice these days so young stylists are fairly inexperienced in perming. (Not anti perming but a just stylist thats into healthy,managable hair)

    Comment by Alana Nelson — September 23, 2010 @ 1:04 am

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