Questions about Digital Perm / Air Wave

Perm on Fine hair

Perming on fine hair can be difficult in most cases especially if you are after large waves/curls because fine hrair tends to have an absent cortex or very little which can be insufficient in order for the hair to hold the curls. Most people with fine hair has a higher success rate with perms when using very small rods (think afro or spiral perms) but anything larger can leave you feeling disappointed as it will drop very soon after the perm is done (varying from a few hours to a couple of weeks depending on the individuals hair). This is regardless of whatever type of perm you decide to go with. It may be better to have your hair assessed first if you have fine hair and are thinking of perming it.

Perm on Straightened hair

When you have previously straightened your hair, perming the hair after this may have some difficulties depending on the damage level and the desired result. Digital perm on straightened hair has a higher chance of succeeding rather than other types of perm as they are both heat treated, though because it uses direct heat application as with the straightening and cannot be recommended if your hair is already quite damaged from the straightening as it can result in frizz or breakage due to the excessive damage. If damage is an issue you may need to opt for other perm methods.

Perm on Straightened hair (fine hair)

If your hair is fine, you need to be informed that it is generally difficult to get wave results from perming as they have a tendency to lack in cortex which is essential for the hair to hold the curl.

Also, if you have previously straightened your hair, perming can be difficult depending on the damage level and the desired result. Digital perm on straightened hair has a higher chance of succeeding rather than other types of perm, though direct heat application means if your hair is already quite damaged from the straightening it can result in frizz or breakage due to the excessive damage. If damage is an issue you may need to opt for other perm methods. It is hard to make a judgment based on description alone, so a proper assessment is necessary in order to decide whether perming is the right choice for you.

Digital Perm on Straightened hair

Doing a digital perm on straightened hair is possible, however depending on the damage level of your hair, it may not be recommended as digital perm uses direct heat application through the rods which will induce further damage on straightened hair which has already undergone a heating process with the straightening. This goes the same with doing digital perms several times in a short time span. Using heat on the same part of the hair can lead to severe damage ultimately creating frizz and/or breakage.

If you are interested in doing the digital perm it may be better to come in for a consultation first prior to proceeding with the service.

Perming on Bleached hair

Generally we do not recommend any sort of perm on bleached hair. This is due to the fact that bleach greatly damages the hair, and the perm solutions will not react very well with this. When the hair becomes overly damaged, the bonds of the hair will be in a completely broken state which means that the hair will no longer have the capability of holding any shape, and the presence of the cortex and hair bonds are crucial when it comes to perms. Therefore performing perm on bleached hair is not advisable in any case as results will be limp and the curls will end up being either non existent or just frizzy from damage in the worst case scenario. The best case scenario on perming bleached hair is little to no curls which will not last at all but with minimal damage.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 9267-4882 or via email.