(Closed) permed hair

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

If you want it, then go for it. I don’t currently have my hair permed but have many times in the past and personally didn’t care for the look since my hair doesn’t take to it well at all so it looks pretty bad, at least on me, even though others think it’s cute. Other people I know have had great looking perms. It depends on your individual hair structure, as to whether it will take or not. But you won’t know until you try.

Post # 4
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d say go in and talk to them beforehand about exactly what you want.  My mom recently decided she wanted “loose waves” to just give her hair some texture, and lets just say thats not at all what she got.  I think they used rollers that were like 1/2 in, which is so not loose waves.  Go in with a picture or something.  

Also, if your hair is bleached it is probably not a good idea as it will further damage it.


otherwise go for it!  I would love to have some texture, but my hair is always too damaged (even though I haven’t dyed it in 2 years and never use heat… its just baby fine and dry)

Post # 5
2949 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had my hair permed two years ago because I have incredibly straight hair and I wanted it to be nice and wavy and voluminous. Now maybe it’s just the nature of my hair, which is very fine, but when I grow my hair long, I tend to get split ends. After getting it permed, the split ends were much worse. And my hair was really dry and as great as having curls was, I really couldn’t stand having such damaged hair. Perhaps I wasn’t taking of it as much and as well as I was supposed to, and I take full responsibility of that, but if you are thinking of getting your hair permed, be prepared to absolutely pamper your hair and use deep conditioning treatments to keep it in good condition.

 PS. Just reading the other posts now, and it’s not a good idea if you’ve had your hair dyed recently to get it permed as well.

Post # 7
611 posts
Busy bee

I got a perm when I was in 8th or 9th grade and I loved it! Seriously contemplating doing it again. I had (and have now) really long straight hair but unlike the AP mine was and is thick and never been treated so my perm took very well. The lady broke two rollers in my hair because it was so thick but the results were well worth it. Just talking about it makes me want to do it again. Good luck if you decide to do it and like the AP said, take a picture of what you want in with you so they will know how you want it to turn out.

Post # 8
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My stylist and I were just discussing perms last night, funny that you brought it up. She told me that she and the rest of the ladies at the salon refuse outright to do a perm. If their clients want one they discuss the reasons behind their refusal and advise them to go somewhere else.

We both agreed that perms are so easy. I had one in college as I traveled a ton and it made life soooo easy. That being said my typically lovely and very healthy hair was fried and frizzy and it required over a year to grow out all the damaged/treated hair.

While I won’t say don’t get one because obviously it is up to you I will say please consider the factors involved including a long recovery time for your follicles. You are essentially breaking the bonds within each shaft of hair and retraining them to curl, that doesn’t happen without severe damage.

*End Opinion*

Post # 9
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had one done a few years ago. I loved it.  It was a little tighter than I wanted initially, but it relaxed some.  It was so great to put in some product and go.  I have a slight natural wave to my hair and even though the perm is long gone, I think my hair has a little more of a wave to it than before, but not the pretty curls it had.  I would recommend to do it if you want it.  If you don’t like it: hair grows and maybe it’ll be time to try a cute short ‘do.  Like others have said, make sure you take care of it, buy the shampoo/conditioner for permed hair and know that it won’t look like the models/stars’ hair– unless you have a stylist follow you around all the time. 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I sometimes dream of having a perm, my hair is weirdly straight and won’t hold a curl unless I really really torture it with a thin curling iron. I use heat protection and everything, but I totally see the heat damage, even if others insist it’s thick and healthy.. that being said, I just moved and haven’t found anyone here yet that I trust with my hair and with something like a perm, I really don’t want them to make mistakes. 

Please keep us updated if you decide to do it!

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