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Perms, short for permanent waves, have regained popularity recently as a trendy hair treatment. This technique involves chemically altering the structure of the hair to create long-lasting curls or waves. Perms offer several benefits that contribute to their popularity:

  1. Low Maintenance: Permed hair requires less styling and upkeep compared to straight hair. The curls or waves hold their shape for an extended period, reducing the need for daily styling. (but we recommend styling to keep your hair looking stylish)
  2. Versatility: Perms can be customized to create different types of curls, from loose waves to tight coils, allowing individuals to achieve their desired look.
  3. Texture and Volume: Permed hair often appears fuller and has increased volume, making it an attractive option for individuals with fine or thin hair looking to add body and texture.
  4. Long-Lasting Results: Depending on the hair type and maintenance routine, perm results can last several weeks, providing a long-term solution for those seeking a change in their hair texture.

Styling perms depends on the type of curls or waves you want to achieve and your hair’s natural texture. Here are some tips for styling permed hair:

  1. Start with the Right Cut: A good haircut is essential for styling permed hair. Consult with your hairstylist to determine a cut that complements your perm and desired look.
  2. Use Suitable Products: Choose hair products specifically designed for curly or permed hair, such as curl-enhancing shampoos, conditioners, and styling creams. These products help define curls, reduce frizz, and add moisture.
  3. Avoid Overwashing: Washing your hair too frequently can strip away natural oils and lead to dryness. Try to wash your permed hair 2-3 times a week or as needed to maintain its condition.
  4. Apply Styling Products: After washing and conditioning, apply a curl-defining product, such as mousse or gel, to damp hair. Distribute the product evenly using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
  5. Diffuse or Air Dry: To enhance curls, you can either air dry your hair or use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer. Diffusing helps set the curls without causing frizz.
  6. Avoid Heat Styling: Minimize heat styling tools like straighteners or curling irons, as excessive heat can damage permed hair. If you must use heat, apply a heat protectant spray beforehand.
  7. Scrunch and Shape: Once your hair is dry, gently scrunch the curls with your hands to add volume and bounce. You can also use a diffuser or pick to lift the roots and create more lift.
  8. Refresh with Water or Product: If your curls need a boost between washes, lightly mist them with water or apply a curl refreshing spray to revive their shape.
  9. Protect Overnight: To preserve your curls overnight, sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase to prevent friction and frizz. You can also tie your hair up in a loose bun or pineapple to maintain the curl pattern.