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Curly Perm Hairdressing

Remember when people subjected their hair to harsh chemicals to achieve that perfect permed look? Well, with advances in hair styling technology, one can retain the health of hair while still getting that perfect curl. And having straight hair and has always envied the dynamic energy that curly hair exudes, a perm is exactly what need to go for.

Perms have come a long way in the past few decades – today, they can be fine-tuned to give whatever kind of wave is desired, from loose, sexy waves to the corkscrew curls coveted by many bone-straight-haired girls. However, some people are better candidates for perms than others.

Perming techniques have changed over the years, and thankfully, for the better.

Back in the 80s, perming was the leading cause of hair damage caused due to the harsh chemicals that were used back then. But beauty does not have to be a pain anymore, because, thanks to modern science, people no longer have to sacrifice the health of hair to stay stylish.

How Does Perming Work?

Hair is made of keratin (protein) which contains disulfide bonds that give hair its shape. Perms chemically break that bond and then reform the bond based on whatever shapes the hair is wound into (usually a rod or curler).

A permanent wave, commonly called a perm or “permanent”, involves the use of heat and/or chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair structure.

The hair is washed and wrapped on a form and waving lotion or ‘reagent’ is applied.

This solution reacts chemically softening the inner structure of the hair by breaking some of the cross links within and between the protein chains of the hair.

The hair swells, stretches and softens, then molds around the shape of the form.

Modern perm is not restricted to extra voluminous frizzy hair of the past. And can vary the size and tightness of curls ending up with a personalized hairstyle that does not shout “Oh, yeah, it’s a perm!”