Making a Decision
Perms are not a good choice if your hair has been dyed, highlighted, or has gone through any other chemical-based procedures. The main reason is because additional chemicals are added to your hair during a perm; this can cause your hair to become damaged as well as frizzy. To be on the safe side, be sure to tell your hair stylist everything that has been done to your hair within the last few years.
Preparing for the Procedure
Once you’ve decided to get a perm you will have to prepare your hair for it. Use a good conditioner each time after you shampoo your hair. The conditioner will help keep your hair moisturized and help protect it from the chemicals used in the perming process. Stop using the conditioner at least 24 hours prior to getting the perm.
Set your appointment at a hair salon in Dunedin on a day you are free, as perms can take up to two hours to complete. Ultimately, how long the procedure takes depends on the length of your hair and its’ texture. Your stylist will start by applying a solution to your hair that will release its’ structure. You will also have a neutralizing solution applied to your hair later on. You will have to wait 28 hours to see the final result, as this is how long it takes for the hair to relax. Remember that perms only last 2 to 6 months and that you’ll have to maintain your hair.
For the best result, look for examples of what you want your hair to look like. Pictures out of magazines or from the internet should do. They will give your stylist a better idea of what you want and provide you with a good outcome.