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Readers Respond: Have You Permed Your Hair?

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Whether the year was 1984 or more recently, tell me about your perm experiences! Would you get another perm or are your dreams of curl hair over for good? Did your stylist use a special perm technique that worked better for your hair? How did you care for your perm?

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i think its good for some hair. i need an advice on how often to perm cause its soft and now breaking.
—Guest saratu

Should I get a perm?

I have really boring straight hair, and I've always preferred my hair in wavy curls (not the really tight ringlet curls) and I've been thinking about getting a perm. I inherited my mum's hair (thinish, straight blonde hair, but it's still reasonably strong), and when she was younger she had a perm and her hair took really well to it. Do you think I should get a perm and if so, what kind? Thanks!
—Guest Klara

Can I perm my long hair

I have really long waist length hair - would it be possible to get spiral curls or would I have to cut it shorter first?
—Guest Krisssi

Best time of year for a perm?

Is one time (season) of the year or another better for getting a perm? Such as summer as opposed to winter?
—Guest Deanna

Should I perm my long, Latina hair?

I have long black somewhat wavy hair. its about a few inches below my waist. I am really considering a perm. I want it short and bouncy, and I love me my different races, I want it like a hot, spicy, african american chika. I love their hair and absolutely the way it can be rocked. I am pretty hippi-ish so I know i can rock it. But should I? Im scared of really damaging my hair, and somewhat concerned my hair will hold the perm. HELP! p.s. if you have any places in mind to donate my hair to, that would be awesome!
—Guest Isabel

Should I perm my long, Latina hair?

I have long black somewhat wavy hair. its about a few inches below my waist. I am really considering a perm. I want it short and bouncy, and I love me my different races, I want it like a hot, spicy, african american chika. I love their hair and absolutely the way it can be rocked. I am pretty hippi-ish so I know i can rock it. But should I? Im scared of really damaging my hair, and somewhat concerned my hair will hold the perm. HELP! p.s. if you have any places in mind to donate my hair to, that would be awesome!
—Guest Isabel

Perms for Guys Too

I have been getting perms for about 2 years. Makes my thining hair look much fuller. Yes, takes time but well worth the effort...my stylist uses purple rods for a loose curl.
—Guest Steve

Where can I buy a perm in Canada

I have had perms all my life. All of a sudden I can not buy one anymore. Where can I buy one
—Guest Jeanette

newly permed - jacquie73

Hi Jacqui73, i, like you have hair above my shoulders and would love to see your before and after pictures if this is possible as i am considering a perm but a little frightened,
—Guest michelle

Disappointing Mistake

My hair was really long, until my stylist chopped off 5 inches because it was soo damaged. So, my hair went up to my shoulders! I then got a perm... don't know what kind! I hated it!!! It looked soooo pretty when she unrolled the curls, but it puffed up to resemble a bush or a mushroom! I have dry hair from the start and it was already wavy but it never stayed because it was so dry - that's why I got a wave perm. I would always put my hair up in a ponytail so I got so mad that I wanted a perm! I actually like my old hair because at least it was very long and soft. I got my bangs permanently straightened and I love it but I should have got my hair straightened which my stylist suggested but only because she wants more money. I have to wait a year until I will have pretty hair... Trust me!
—Guest Rumi

I've had a wave perm and regular perm

I've had my share of bad and good perms, I've been perming my hair since the 90's. Earlier this year I hD my first wave perm which looked nice in the salon but died right away and lost the waves. I just had a regular perm done and love it, it's spirally and I have long layers and doesn't look bad. If you have straight hair I recommend a regular perm with big rods to get big wave. I love a beachy messy wave look I put studio curl gel and it holds it through the hold day.
—Guest Jesse

Loose perm or spiral perm?

I'm thinking of trying out a diff hairstyle for myself. Maybe perm? I can't decide what kind of perm suits me the best.. my hair is thick, medium-length,wavy and black. And my features is kinda heartshape i think? -.- Guide Response: It's hard to give you advice on what to do with your hair without seeing it. I would suggest making an appointment with a stylist for a perm consultation. A professional can look at your hair and help you determine if a perm is for you.
—Guest Hakitra

Perm

Well I'm supposed to be getting a perm at HOME tomorrow by my mom and grandmom. Do I trust them? Of course! I've just got some beautiful long brown hair I absolutely LOVE! I don't know what to do. I'm reading wonderful things about a perm and also not very good things about this! Guide Comment: I would leave the perms up to the professionals. Good luck!
—Guest Justina

What should I get?

I have stick- straight silky hair. I want loose curls what do you think I should get?
—Guest Aubree

Is a Spiral Perm Right for My Hair Type?

I'm thinking about getting a perm. My hair is VERY thick, and a little layered, but the shortest layer is below my ear. I researched perms and different types, and have decided on a spiral perm. Is that okay for my hair type? GUIDE ANSWER: Thank you for your question. A spiral perm is likely a good choice, however it's hard to give a professional opinion without physically seeing your hair. I would suggest that you get a consultation from a stylist you trust before making a final decision.
—Guest amity

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