Those of you who spend a lot of time exploring the latest hairstyling trends must have heard about perms. Even if not, this post will clear all of your doubts about it. In simple terms, perm or a permanent wave is a hairstyle in which curls or waves are set into your hair. These curls or waves last for many months, which is one of the reasons why this hair styling goes by the name — Perm.

History of Perms:

Irrespective of what you think about perm, it has been around for over a century. It’s a chemical treatment in which the natural texture of your hair is altered into a wave or curl. It can be permanent or semi-permanent depending on what type of treatment you opt for. While the permanent hair treatment lasts for a very long time, the semi-permanent turns your straight hair into curly hair for 6-8 months.

You can visit and check how a perm treatment can alter your hairstyle completely and revamp your overall personality within a matter of a few days.

How Is Perm Performed?

Perm consists of a chemical process in which your hair is gently wrapped around rods or rollers and a perm solution (made of chemicals) is applied to it by an expert hairstylist. This solution is also termed as ‘cold-perm’ because rods don’t heat up. Some experts use the ‘hot-perm’ or ‘digital perm’ solution in which your hair is wrapped around rods and a chemical solution is applied on it. These rods start to heat up after a few minutes to improve the results and activate perm chemical solution.

One perm session lasts for about 2-3 hours and can make your hair curly for several months. If you want to stick with this look, you may have to go for another session as soon as the hair starts to straighten up. Keep these points in mind and proceed accordingly for a hassle-free experience.

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