How To Get A Modern Perm You Won’t Hate


Perms have always been a popular hairstyle although they have faded in and out of fashion. Today’s perms are very different from the over-the-top perms of the 1980s. What may surprise you is the sheer number of different types of perms you can get.

Once you realize that you will appreciate why it’s important to get the right style. You don’t want to be left with a perm that you hate!

Find The Right Place

Lots of places offer perms but not every hairdresser loves doing perms or appreciates the intricacies of creating a stunning perm. In other words, you need to find the right hairdresser to create your perm. It’s a good idea to ask family and friends, especially anyone you know who has a perm. This will point you in the right direction.

The Right Products

Before you have a perm done your hair should be healthy and look fantastic. You can do this by using natural products, such as these in the Kerastase collection.

The right products nurture your hair and protect it. This is essential if you want your perm to look fantastic.

Know Your Style

The more you look into perms the more you will realize there is an abundance of options available. In order to find the right perm for your needs, you need to look at all the different styles and visualize yourself with them. You are certain to find one you prefer and that is the one you’ll have to share with your chosen hairdresser.

If you choose a reputable hairdresser they will handle everything else for you and even give you advice regarding maintaining your new perm. This will help to ensure it looks good every day, not just the day you leave the hair salon.

Doing It Yourself

In most cases, the best approach is to get the professionals to do the perm for you. This will ensure it turns out as you envisioned. However, you can do the perm yourself if you prefer. You will need to get hold of curling rods.

The basic technique is simple.

You start by washing your hair to ensure it is clean and you must use a sulfate-free shampoo. Once this is done you can wrap your hair around the curling rods. You’ll find there are many different kinds and sizes of curling rods. It’s important to choose the one that corresponds with the style you want to achieve.

As soon as you have wrapped all your hair in the rods you’ll need to apply a perm lotion and a neutralizer. This allows the hair to set into position and will help you to maintain your perm. You will then need to apply heat to set the hair in position.

This technique gives a loose perm with volume. If you want a tighter perm you‘ll need to use heated rods instead of standard curling rods. You’ll then have a tighter perm that will potentially last longer.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.