Permanent Wave Perms

October 24, 2009 by The Gossip Chic  
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Permanent Wave Perms

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Permanent Wave Perms
How well does a home perm work?

Is there a home perm out there that will make my hair wavy - I guess like a "home body wave" - or will they all do curls? My hair is stick-straight and does not hold a curl at all. I've tried everything but the permanent solution. Any suggestions?

go to the salon theyll get you the right size of curl and amount

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Want Your Hair Permed? At Home Or the Salon?

If you decide to get a permanent wave - which most people just call a perm - in your hair, you have some decisions to make. Sure, you'll have to figure out whether you want some body and waves or a lot of tight curls, or maybe something in between, but you'll also have to figure out who's going to do the job. If you go to a salon, it'll cost much more. If you do it at home, it might not quite turn out the way that you'd hoped. Of course, that might still happen if you have it done at a salon, but the chances of having a big problem with it will be a lot less. The stylists who work in salons don't guarantee what they do, but they have experience with cuts and colors and perms that most people don't have. That means that they will be much more likely to do a good job and you'll get the results that you're looking for. It's important that you go to the right stylist, too, if you're going to go to one at all. If you choose to do things on your own at home, however, you'll at least want someone to help you. No matter which you choose, there are things to consider, so talk them over with others, do your research, and take your time. Bad perms are like bad haircuts - they take a while to go away and you have to live with them while they're there.

If you decide to go it alone, there are a lot of different home permanents on the market. Some of them can burn your hair and you have to be careful of how harsh they are. You should also pay attention to whether you can use them with other chemicals. In other words, if you dye your hair, can you use that particular brand of perm? If you can use it, how long do you have to wait between coloring and perming? What kinds of problems can arise if you don't follow directions? It's important to know these kinds of things. You don't want to put a chemical on your hair and then suddenly find out that you're going to have a bad reaction to it. It's another reason to do a patch test, as well. This is usually done on the inside of your elbow, and you swab a bit of the solution on there and leave it for the required time - usually a day or two. If you have no reaction to it, then you don't have to worry about it damaging your scalp. You might also want to do a strand test. To do this, you'll need to snip off a small piece of hair and put the perming solution on it for a required period of time. This will help to show you whether the perm solution will curl your hair the way that you want it to.

If all of this sounds like a bit too much for you, you might want to just go to a salon and let the professionals handle it. It will be quite a bit more costly than it would be if you had done it yourself. It will also be safer for you and your hair. You shouldn't get the frizz that you otherwise might if you permed your own hair, and you won't have to worry quite so much about bad chemical reactions and other problems. Stylists are usually pretty thorough about how they check for hair coloring and adverse reactions. They will do tests before they put any chemicals on your hair so you won't have to worry. Avoiding the hassle of home perming and just going to a salon to have it done if you can afford it is usually the way to go.

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