Perms the eye-catching, head-turner trend of the 90's making a comeback in India?
The 80's and 90's bring with them a lot of memories, from pop culture music to bob cuts to high waist wide-legged pants. 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 believers and skeptics due to its reasons. Some felt that it was tough to manage, some thought it was too bold & big, and few believed it required a lot of care, time & effort.
Perming always brought a sense of doubt in one minute & confidence in another minute.
It looks and feels like a bold decision & the very next second 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, firm - soft, tight - loose, anything as per your type & need.
Let's look at breaking some perming myths.
If you have gone through this feeling, read on to get complete detail about perming under 5 minutes and see which side you are on?
All your burning questions on hair 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 their structure & texture.
Now Perming in today's date has a 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 thoroughly, drying the headband and then ending 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 a 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 a choice to choose from different types of perming & experiment with it together.
HOW MUCH WOULD A PERM COST?
Depending on the hair volume, length,& texture, perming can cost anything between 6-12k. On average, at a decent salon, perming can cost bout 8k.
IS PERMING BAD FOR YOUR HAIR?
There's this false alarm attached to perming that 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 is subject to a few other factors.
The forever here is defined by - a) your hair length, b) how well you take care of it.
If your hair is short, it can last up to 4 months, and if your hair is long, 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 an intelligent decision if you want to choose tools like iron, etc.
You can be careful about keeping the tool's heat temperature low, avoiding 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 it be the way it is after perming. Are you keeping it all-natural? Let your hair air dry, let your hair be natural, and use fewer heating tools. Also, minimize your exposure to the sun as it affects the look & stays time. You can use scarfs, hats, etc., to protect your permed hair.
Try to use products that are designed & explicitly formulated 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 be one step extra, where your hair color will be neutralized, as the perming technique works better on natural hair. Also, with this extra step comes a bit of additional expense too.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF HAIR PERMING?
With the comeback, perming has brought innovation in the techniques & products used, reducing the damage it caused to the hair earlier. It does affect your hair health and makes it prone to injury. But if taken care of, it can stay healthy.
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