Perming Hair; what you need to know:
With time, hair styling techniques and tools have evolved and have significantly become more lasting. Just like hair straightening, perming is another kind of hairstyling technique, that adds different types of curls and waves to your hair for a long period of time, usually for about six months after treatment.
To achieve this curly voluminous look and add a personality to hair, women in the late 1800s used to use tongs that were more or less similar to the present-day hair curlers. To date, curling hair like straightening has been on ever-green trend tops.
However, perming hair is different today. It gives you a glamourous finished hair look that has volume, curls, waves, and a lot of personalities. This process relies on a chemical process that may affect or weaken your hair quality, and that is why taking care of permed hair is just so important to understand and practice in daily life. But before we jump on ways that can help you keep your permed hair in shape and in health, let us understand the basic types of hair perming options.
The Seven Common Perming Styles:
There are many kinds of hair perming styles that you can opt for. The tighter curls you get, the more care they demand to last. Let’s review the best 7 perming styles that have survived as a classic in fashion history.
- Spiral perm: Spiral perming gives your hair a tightly curled structure with a lot of volumes. One can choose different sizes of curl coils on hair when getting spiral perms, by selecting the right sized tong.
- Pin-curl perm: Pin-curl perming gives your hair the tightest form of pin-sized curls with heavy hair volume (more intense than the spiral perm).
- Spot perm: Spot perms are hairstyle-specific. They curl only a specific part of your hair.
- Root perm: Root perming gives thin and dull hair a subtle bouncy look with a light wavy structure.
- Stack perm: Stack perms give curls to the middle and bottom sections of the hair.
- Body-wave perm: A body wave perming gives your hair a looser type of wavy structure that is created by using a larger curling roller for the perm.
- Multi-textured perm: Multi-textured perming forms different types of wrapping curls within the overall hair structure to create a bouncy, lively, messy hair personality.
Types of Perming Method:
There are different kinds of hair-perming methods that are used to transform one’s hairstyle and structure into a curly, wavy outlook for as long as 6 months. If you are considering getting a perm, you need to know which method will suit you best. For example, if you have thin or fine hair, you should opt for a cold perm and if you are an Asian or have a thick and heavy hair type then digital perm is your answer.
Cold perm is the traditional way of achieving lasting curls. In this method, hair is sectioned and curled around plastic rods. Then alkaline solutions are poured onto them until completely soaked. The wet hair is next, knotted to form curls all over the hair, or are set in shape using other varying techniques. Finally, another solution is poured onto the hair to neutralize the chemical and set the hair structure.
Cold perm usually lasts from 3 months to 6 months and gives kinky, small, and tightly ringed curls to your hair. They are best in shape when wet and should be moisturized with mousses, setting lotion, or other such products to keep the curls living in health. Perms achieved from this method also demand high-maintenance.
This method is comparatively affordable and works on almost all hair types except the Asian hair types that are usually heavy and thick.
Digital Perm (Hot):
Digital perm uses a combination of chemical processes and heating techniques to add curls to your hair. In this method, hair is first sectioned and curled with a heating rod in a style that is desirable to obtain. Then chemical solutions are poured onto them so that the hair is allowed to properly adopt the new structure of waves and curls. Perms achieved from this method usually lasts longer and demand low-maintenance. The best work on hair types that are soft, thick, or complex in structure and for people who are looking for loose, natural waves to add to their hairstyles.
How to Maintain Permed Hair:
Curls that we get through perming need consistent maintenance whether intense or regular. You need to understand this on a fundamental level if you are considering or have already considered getting your hair permed. Taking care of your hair or maintaining their groomed face is not actually