Perms the eye catching, head turner trend of the 90’s making a comeback in India?
The 80’s and 90's bring with it a lot of memories, from pop culture music to bob cuts to high waist wide legged pants. One another biggest hate love story it reminds us of is the permed hair. You may like it, you may not like it, but definitely you can't ignore it. Back then, permed hair had its own followers and unfollowers due to its own reasons. Some felt that it was tough to manage, some thought it was too bold & big, and few believed that it required a lot of care, time & effort.
Perming, always brought with it a sense of doubt in a minute & confidence in another minute.
For a second it looks and feels like a bold decision & the very next second it seems like a fun option.
But the comeback has brought with it a lot of changes, changes in the sense, it gives one option to customize : long - short, strong - soft, tight - loose, anything as per your type & need.
Even after so many years, as perming makes a comeback, there are myths that still need to be broken, and many points still need to be known.
And if you too have gone through this feeling, then read on to get complete detail about perming under 5 minutes and see for yourself which side are you on?
Lets Find Out - All About Perming
WHAT IS PERMING?
Perming is a hair treatment that involves converting your hair texture to defined tighter curls. This is done by applying chemicals to hair strands and changing its structure & texture.
Now Perming in today's date has a more broader definition. Here you have options to convert your hair from soft curls to tight curls.
WHAT IS THE PERMING PROCEDURE?
Just as any other procedure, perming begins with a consultant. The hairstylist examines your hair, kind, type & health to confirm if perming can be done on the hair. Once finalized, the process is begun by first wrapping your tresses in rods and applying perming lotion that sets the curls. After about 30 minutes your hair is washed off followed by completely drying the headband and then ending it with a neutralizer.
TYPES OF HAIR PERMING?
The root perm - gives you defined & natural curls with added volume and thickness.
The spiral perm - gives you defined curls with bouncy effect.
The pin-curl perm - gives you natural-looking curls with volume.
The body wave perm - gives you beachy waves with soft curl feels.
The stack perm - gives layers to your hair with volume.
The spot perm - gives you curls at the section area of hair where you want with specific placements.
The multi-textured perm - gives you the choice to choose from different types of perming & experiment it together.
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HOW MUCH WOULD A PERM COST?
Depending upon the hair volume, length,& texture- perming can cost anything in between 6-12k. At an average at a decent salon perming can cost one about 8k.
IS PERMING BAD FOR YOU HAIR?
There's this false alarm attached to perming, that it causes damage to your tresses, but the fact is that if done by the right person, at the right salon and the right way, perming shall cause no harm to your hair.
HOW LONG DOES A PERM LAST FOR?
Though the perming of the hair takes up to 2-3 hrs., the time it lasts for is subject to few other factors.
The forever here is defined by - a) your hair length, b) how well do you take care of it.
If your hair is short it can last up to 4 months, and if your hair is long then it can last up to 8 months.
WHILE MY HAIR IS PERMED, CAN I STILL CHOOSE OTHER STYLING OPTIONS?
There's nothing that you can't do, but obviously it's just that it won't be in the best interest of your hair. So be very careful & make a smart decision if you want to choose tools like iron, etc.
Few things you can be careful about is to keep the heat temperature of the tool low, avoid as much as you can, etc.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY PERMED HAIR?
The best way to take care of your hair is to let your hair be the way it is after perming. Keeping it all natural! Let your hair air dry, let your hair be natural, use less heating tools. Also, minimize your exposure to sun as it affects the look & stay time. You can use scarfs, hats, etc. to protect your permed hair.
Try to use products that are designed & formulated specifically for permed hair.
Also, you can add weekly spa sessions to your hair care routine.
Use products that complement & hydrate your hair, the one that enhances its quality & texture.
Avoid combing your hair when dry. Instead use your fingers to untangle your hair.
DOES PERMING WORK ON COLOURED HAIR TOO?
Perming works on the colored hair, but the only difference is that if you have colored hair, your treatment will have one step extra, where your hair color will be neutralized, as perming technique works on natural hair better. Also, with this extra step comes a bit of extra expense too.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF HAIR PERMING?
With the comeback, perming has brought with it innovation in the techniques & products used, reducing the damage it caused on the hair earlier. Definitely, it does affect your hair health and makes it prone to damage. But if taken care, it can stay healthy.