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Perms have improved a lot since the 80s! They no longer mean frizzy hair and fake looking curls and if you’re fond of curing your hair with an iron or rollers, it might be time to consider getting a perm.
 
A perm can give you lovely bouncy locks without the hassle of daily curling. Modern day perms can give you a great look as well as making your daily styling routine easier. There are lots of different types of perms to consider, from body boosts at the roots to long, loopy ringlet curls and even relaxing procedures.  
 
A perm will take about two to three hours in full. Firstly, the stylist will shampoo and condition your hair, so it is a clean base on which to work. Depending on what you want in terms of curls, the stylist will choose a roller size. Your hair will be wrapped around the rollers and then the chemical solution will be added which breaks down the chemical bonds in your hair. This is the resetting stage of your hair, when it will curl in the size and shape of the roller.
 
After the solution has been allowed to work in your hair, the stylist will rinse it out. Then a neutraliser that stops the chemical action will be applied. After this, your hair will be rinsed again and the rollers removed.  
 
You should not wash your hair for the first day or two after getting a perm, so the results are given time to set. Washing your permed hair with products made especially for permed hair is advised as they will combat dryness and protect your new curls. If you follow these steps, your bouncy curls should last for two to six months.

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