The perm is almost as popular as the bleached hair! The curls are indeed a rarity and only a small percentage of the world’s people have them naturally. They make the ladies a lot more attractive. Did you know that many more men opt for a perm? You can do a perm yourself, but we would advise against it. This attempt can cause far too much damage. So many that it’s worth writing a dedicated article with advance warning. You will find them in the next few lines! You’ll also discover some great tips to help you have realistic expectations of your perm and its care.
The perm can change your charisma, but maintaining it is very time-consuming
Make a perm yourself? Why is this actually a bad idea?
The perm only works well with a strong hair structure
Even if you go to a professional hairdresser, the perm could go wrong. Before you even start with it, you should therefore analyze the condition of your hair carefully. It is best to get advice from a hairdresser. It’s best to go to someone who has taken care of your hair for a long time. If you don’t have someone you trust, ask friends and acquaintances for a good hairdresser. If your hair is dry, stressed or has simply been treated too often with chemical agents, the perm will most likely not work. Even worse – it could damage your hair for a long time.
You can do your own perm, but with great care!
Blonde hair and perm
If you have bleached your hair, a reputable hairdresser will try to talk you out of perming it. In fact, he’ll probably totally refuse to do them at all. Bleaching puts a lot of strain on the hair. Especially after such a rejection, it often happens that some women want to do their perm themselves. The result is very likely the following: you won’t get a single wave. For this you will have to ruin and cut a large part of your hair. In the video after the text you can see what happened to a woman who carried out such an experiment. Means for perms only work well on healthy hair.
Your hair texture is of great importance for the end result
Hair coloring and perms
What makes bleaching particularly aggressive for the hair is the bleaching of the hair. However, if you previously dyed the hair a different shade that is just as dark or darker than your natural hair color, the problem doesn’t exist. There are now very healthy variants of artificial hair colors on the market. Some of them even have the ability to nourish and strengthen your hair structure. But even in this case, we would advise against doing the perm yourself afterwards. If you want to save some money, you can dye your hair yourself first. However, do this with a very gentle product, which is clearly combinable with perms. One week at the earliest and two weeks at the latest, you can go to the hairdresser, who will then give you a perm.
Many celebrities resort to perms when they want to make their look more attractive
Imitate a perm
If you have beautiful, healthy hair and haven’t chemically treated it too much before, your chances of getting a nice perm are really good. It will incredibly enhance your charisma and increase your self-confidence. However, what you don’t think about in this moment of euphoria is the regrowing hair. After a few weeks you already have smooth hairlines. If you color your hair, you have other nuances. In this case, you have a number of efficient solutions to the problem.
Did you know that fine hair can benefit from perms?
Immediately after getting a perm, you need to treat your hair with appropriate care and styling products. On the one hand, they will help ensure that your hair gets enough moisture. This also preserves the structure of the curls. On the other hand, you create volume. If you manage the care well, the smoothly regrowing roots will not be so visible. The beautifully preserved curls in the lower part will distract from the straight upper parts and partially conceal them. Always have the following care products ready:
- Special shampoos and conditioners for moisture and/or for curls,
- Mousse for more moisture and volume without rinsing,
- Leave-in curl mousse.
Yes, these are different and many products. However, if they are of good quality and free from harmful substances, they are more expensive. You only have to use healthy cosmetics for a perm. The good news is that you don’t have to use these products in large quantities. Good care products allow economical use. The initial investment may be large, but then such care products will last for a long time. With all of these products you will, so to speak, make your own perm. What we mean is that thanks to this, the smooth parts that grow back look just as wavy.
The long curly hair is a symbol of classic beauty
How often can you imitate the perm?
Important: The goal of the care just described is, among other things, that you ultimately postpone the imitation of the perm as much as possible. Theoretically, you could perm your roots every 3-4 months. But keep in mind that part of the agent will necessarily flow into the lower, already treated hair. This means that they also dry off. Therefore, it is rather preferable that you do not refresh your perm more often than every 6 months. If you follow our care tips, you won’t necessarily notice it from the side. It even has certain advantages, because combining different hair textures in hairstyles is super fashionable these days. In between you can treat your hair with an ecological and caring hair color. You could possibly do this yourself if the hair color is gentle.
There are special colors that can be combined well with the perm
Summary: So should you do the perm yourself?
The bottom line is that we would strongly advise against doing your perm yourself. If you go to the hairdresser to use the right grooming products, it will be expensive. If you don’t, it’s going to be a lot more expensive and frustrating. A perm gone wrong is even worse than a failed bleaching. Anyone who has experienced it knows that it takes 2-3 years to get your hair beautiful again. So be sure to get advice from a hairdresser you trust and follow the instructions. Among other things, this increases your chances of getting exactly the type of curls or waves you want. Because, as we know, they come in different shapes and sizes.
Combining different types of curls is trendy
Many women look so good in artificial curls that you can’t imagine them with straight hair
The larger curls look particularly elegant and charming
You achieve significantly more volume thanks to the curls
Bob and perm – this combination leads to incredible transformation for many
If you take care of your perm with the right styling tools, your hair will thank you with magnificent beauty
The perm makes your long mane beautiful to fall in love with!
The perm is even more beautiful when you combine it with a great hair color
The casual-looking perm often looks more natural and wild