(Closed) To Perm, or Not to Perm????That is the question…..

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m curious to see what the responses are.. I’ve wanted to do the same thing for quite some time.  I want that loose wave look that I can’t achieve with my hair as is.  I’ve talked to my hairdresser a few times about it, and she thinks it’s a bad idea.  She’s been cutting my hair for my entire life, literally since my very first haircut.  She never really gives me a solid reason, she just doesn’t think it’s a good idea.  Curious to hear about other peoples experiences..

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well, if you want me to be honest, I don’t recommend it 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Wonderwoman217: I like you!  Maybe if we keep bumping people will get annoyed enough to respond? =P

@cbee: Is there a reason you don’t recommend it?  I’ve never had a perm, so I don’t really know the pros and cons.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never seen anyone able to perm it to the loose waves like you want. The third one is what the biggest perm rod will turn into, which is what you don’t want. The top two pics are done with a curling iron.

I wouldn’t do it! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

And I’ve seen perms just ruin hair. But if you are really considering it, go to a salon with pictures and ask if it is doable. They will be honest!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Wonderwoman217:  I’ve gotten a few perms before.  My last one was a horrible experience.. I think because the lady who did it was NOT paying much attention and left the product in for too long and also because my hair is so thin that it “broke” and some of it fell out.  HOWEVER, in the past when it was done correctly, I liked it a lot!  It was different, and I let the salon lady know that I didn’t want a super crimpy curly perm.  I told them loose waves and that’s what I got.  I think a lot of it depends on your hair too — I had another friend get loose waves and hers didn’t last very long.  Mine lasted a good enough time and I enjoyed the change esp since i could straighten it for a day if I wanted.  I did have to get a couple extra hair products though, to help keep the curl.  I’d recommend going in to your salon for a consultation to see what the professional thinks of how your hair will do with a perm and how it’d look on you.  Good luck!  (Make sure you go to a professional!!  Read reviews and do not do it yourself!!)

Post # 12
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You can get loose waves like those pictures through a perm.  It’s called a body wave.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used to get body waves in high school – but they didn’t look like your pics – it looked more like a wave that tends to look like a little “kinky” vs. the looser waves like your pics.

Here is an example of how a body wave looks – expect this girl has let her roots grow out, so it is more relaxed on top

Then I will post a pic of me in HS, keep in mind I didn’t really know how to style my hair, but this gives you an idea of how “kinky” a body wave is (I’m on the left w/ the wavy/kinky hair)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Wonderwoman217: From what I’ve read in my searches (googled body wave perms) a LOT of stylists screw them up and people end up walking out like picture #3.  I’d definitely, definitely find a professional that has done them successfully before.  I haven’t seen many that actually have portfolios, but that would help.  (In my opinion, every stylist should have a portfolio so you can see their work!)

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