Perm Hairstyle, Yes or No
In the seventies, when you had your hair permed it meant getting tiny tight curls or tight waves. And the permanent wave process, quite frankly stunk. Another vision of a permanent wave or a perm was the tightly waved blue hair of a grandmother. If you went through the process once, you probably didn’t try it a second time, unless you liked being a blue haired grandmother.
Well perms have changed a lot since the seventies. First of all they don’t smell as bad. They still have an odor but it’s not as bad as it used to be because chemicals have changed in the process. Second an experienced stylist can control the type of perm you get. Also there are different types of perms available today.
Some of the different perms available today are the root lift which is a perm solution only added to the roots of the hair. This will lift the roots and add some body and lift to the hair style. You can get a spot perm where maybe only the ends of the hair are permed leaving you with light curls at the tips. A perm may be used to take the curl out of hair or a kind of reverse perm to loosen the curls. A perm has two steps, the first one breaks down the hair and the second one that neutralizes the hair. Expect to spend about 2 plus hours for the process and for it to last two plus months.