In a previously published article of ours, we advised against doing a perm yourself. This DIY experiment will most likely ruin your hair permanently and negatively affect your self esteem for a long time. A failed perm is almost worse than a failed bleaching. The danger of perming comes from the use of chemicals and also from the heat. Both damage the hair structure in depth. However, you can do the perm yourself without these tools. There are at least 5 possibilities for this and we are happy to point them out to you!
You can get a curly hairstyle without any chemicals
What results can you expect when you do a gentle perm yourself?
You can make a perm yourself without chemicals and heat, but what can you realistically hope for? Of course, the results will not be as permanent, especially on thin hair.
However, with the right approach and thanks to the use of the right care products, you can achieve a beautiful hairstyle for a day or a few. Furthermore, you can shape only part of the hair in curls or waves. Flexible hairstyles with different levels and highlights are totally modern. If you only perm some sections of your hair yourself, you are very likely to be right in line with this trend.
Use the curlers to get such a retro style
1) Wear products for artificial waves after washing!
Curly hair totally transforms our appearance and that is why it has become a classic. Manufacturers of hair care products are aware of this. For years they have been working on formulas that make it possible for us to do a perm ourselves with a few simple movements. Find products from trusted brands that both condition your hair and give it curly or wavy texture. Most of them have the structure of a styling cream and are usually applied to damp hair.
Special care products also serve as a cure and bring curls into your hair
2) Use the classic hair rollers or the tube hair rollers
The classic curlers are also a very good option. You can find out how to use them correctly in the first video below. For maximum lasting and professional results, couple this idea with the previously described method. Apply the styling cream to your damp hair and then use curlers of the desired size!
In the drugstores you can find more and more different models for shaping curls
In the cosmetic stores you can find a very convenient alternative to the usual curlers. By this we mean a kind of elongated textile or plastic strip. Actually, you could make curlers of this kind yourself. Divide your hair into small sections and wrap them around the middle of them. Then you should tie them up.
3) The quick braid method
Wash your hair as usual, but give yourself more time to dry afterwards. While the hair is still damp, you should create braids that are the desired size of your curls. Use spray fixative for more hold. Before that, you could enter a care product for curls (method 1). Allow your hair to air dry for one to two hours. Then take them apart and comb through carefully with just your fingers.
You can achieve a fresh summer curl look with the chemical and heat-free method
4) Bantu knots
Do you think that you can manage the very small curls without chemicals? You will indeed have difficulties if you want to do such a perm yourself without heat and pollutants. However, it is not impossible! The banto knots are a good idea in this case. Proceed as with the braid method, but instead of simple braids, you should tie Bantu knots. You can find out how to do this from the second video below our text.
5) Take good care of your hair after the perm!
Even if you do a very gentle perm yourself, it puts a lot of strain on your hair. The reason for this is that you are at least changing the usual structure in some way. Read the following article about perm care carefully. Some of the tips could definitely help you. What is definitely a basic rule is that after a special hairstyle like this, you care for your hair particularly thoroughly with an intensive treatment. Sun protection is also very important in summer.
We wish you many successful hairstyles and great moments with them.
Do you know how to screw in classic curlers? Check out the video below!
Here is also the promised video about Banto Knots
You can add variety to your look by only adding the curled parts to your hairstyle
The perm without chemicals lasts shorter. It gives you the chance to see if you like this hairstyle at all or not!
With thin hair, the perm lasts shorter without heat and chemicals. However, it is worth the effort!
You can also curl just the bottom part of the hair! How to achieve this charming cascading look!
Regardless of whether you make your own perm with braids or curlers, you can determine the size of the curls yourself
If you’re ever in a romantic and creative mood, try a gentle perm!
Especially if your hair is bleached, you should do your perm yourself using a gentle method!
Modern medium-length hairstyles with curls are currently relevant
Thanks to modern care products, it’s easier than ever before if you want to do a perm yourself!