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Permanent hair I curl my hair permanently!

            I curl my hair permanently!

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Because not all of us are lucky enough to have curly hair, we can cheat. How? 'Or' What? Thanks to the hair perm of course! But who is the perm for? How much does it cost and how long does it last? All our answers to curling your hair without the fuss.

Having curly hair is every girl's dream.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature isn't necessarily generous with everyone and some find themselves with straight hair when they would like big, wispy curls.

But that was without counting on the magic of the hair permanent!

To help you see more clearly before you crack (or not) for the hair perm, we answer all your questions.

Have big curls drawn thanks to the hair permanent

The permanent was THE must hairstyle of the 80s.

And since fashion is an eternal restart, we are witnessing a comeback of this hairstyle.

In practice, the hair permanent, what does it give?

In reality, it is no more and no less than styling, to create curls

The hairdresser, after having wrapped your hair around curlers, will apply a product to fix this rounded shape.

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And after the necessary pause time, we remove the curlers and apply a lotion that will tighten the scales of the hair and freeze it in its new shape.

Note: the perm is a bit of a tailor-made formula.

If the curlers are small, the curls will be tight.

Conversely, if you opt for very wide curlers, you will get big, wispy curls.

Does the permanent also work on fine hair?

I see you there, doubting the effectiveness of the perm on fine hair ...

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So let's restore the truth.

Fine hair is sensitive.

Applying chemicals to perm the hair won't do all that good.

Unless… you are setting the stage.

Read also: How to give volume to your fine hair?

Several weeks before doing the perm in the salon, use a conditioner suitable for your hair type to give maximum care.

Only then, ask your hairdresser for a perm with fairly wide curls.

Please note: fine hair absorbs chemicals faster.

The professional will therefore have to pay attention to the break time so as not to damage your mane.

Can we do a permanent on bleached hair?

It is strongly recommended not to make a bleach AND your perm on the same day.

Moreover, no professional worthy of the name will agree to do it in the salon.

The process will have to be done in two stages.

First the perm, then only after - allow two to three weeks between - the fade.

And always in that order.


It's all about chemistry.

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The products used for the perm can lighten the hair. However, if you do the bleaching before, your hair may be lightened, much more than desired.

In addition, your hairdresser will need to be very careful.

The perm weakens the scales of the hair which become porous. They will therefore absorb molecules aimed at lightening your mane more quickly. The exposure time will therefore probably have to be calculated accordingly.

So if in doubt, don't hesitate to ask your favorite hairdresser.

How to maintain permanent hair?

Since it is a "chemical" technique, perming weakens the hair. It is therefore essential to have a hair routine adapted to the hair perm.

For this, it is necessary to favor shampoos for curly hair.

Also Read: The Best Shampoos For Curly Hair

Usually formulated with rich ingredients to nourish the hair fiber, they will allow your mane to keep its shine and harmonious curls.

Also, don't forget to use a mask enriched with jojoba oil or shea butter once a week to keep your hair healthy!

Duration and price of a permanent hair

As the name suggests, a perm has a relatively long lifespan!

Fortunately, this is not final.

Because of the girls who hated the rendering, there are plenty of them.

Know that the curls will last between 3 and 6 months and the regrowth will obviously not be curled.

To get rid of it, you will have to wait until your hair grows enough to cut it and leave only the "natural" nature of your hair.

So you have to be really decided before you fall for the perm.

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As for the price, it depends on the length of your hair.

Prices vary between € 20 and € 100, depending on the service provider.