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Do people still get perms?

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Summerflake Thu 07-Dec-17 10:38:20

I’m totally stuck in a rut.

Shoulder length wavy, frizzy, highlighted hair. It’s not a good wavy, if I leave it without styling it just goes in a big bushy half straight ball. So normally I straighten it every day but I’m so fed up and I don’t have the time.

I was thinking, could I get a soft wave perm? I don’t even know if that exists. What styling does a perm need? Could I just get up, brush and go?


omBreROSE Thu 07-Dec-17 10:56:11

I did it twice.
I’ve got very wavy hair that l usd to set on large rollers.
I tried using those ( at a salon) with a perming solution.
It was okay - this was 15 years ago ,l imagine that things might have moved on a bit now?

MikeUniformMike Thu 07-Dec-17 11:13:02

Yes, they still exist and are popular with elderly women and younger women with south-east Asian hair.

GaryBarlowsTaxReturn Thu 07-Dec-17 11:16:59

Yes. Google 'digital perm' they can basically tailor it to what sort of waves or curls that you want.

hendricksyousay Thu 07-Dec-17 11:38:46

Do you use products ? My hair left to its own devices is like yours but using the curly girl method and products it's pretty amazing 🤗🤗.. it does take a lot of effort though and sometimes I just straighten it or pop it up on top of my head .

YouWereRight Thu 07-Dec-17 12:27:03

Yes, but getting somebody that can do it well is tricky.

specialsubject Thu 07-Dec-17 16:14:14

You need either wella straight or loreal xtenso. Done properly they last a year, no more uglyugly frizz! Not dead straight but combable, swishy and shiny.

You won't know yourself.

Doobigetta Thu 07-Dec-17 18:19:48

Apparently it's a bit of a niche skill these days- it used to be a big part of hairdressing training, and now a lot of courses don't even cover it because there's so little demand.

bellalou1234 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:23:02

What is wella straight?

IfNot Thu 07-Dec-17 18:30:01

I'd like a perm if I could get hair like Madonna in the Ray of Light video-soft beachy waves. Can they do that?

Ledkr Thu 07-Dec-17 18:32:13

And me ifnot wonder if they can

whirlygirly Thu 07-Dec-17 22:39:27

I asked this at my hairdresser last weekend as I just wanted a really loose wave and she said no. Lots of people ask but it can't be done. Why, I don't understand as I'd love some beachy waves in my limp mop.

Then a young bloke at work pitched up with a perm this week (I shit you not) and we were all reminded how awful hair looked in the 80's.

MikeUniformMike Thu 07-Dec-17 22:42:33

I'd try somewhere else whirly.

Ninjakittysmells Thu 07-Dec-17 22:45:48

@honeydragon got it done and had a thread about it if I recall!

whirlygirly Thu 07-Dec-17 22:54:35

I will go elsewhere if it can be done - I've been after one for years smile

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