The Right Look for You: Why Perms Are Not Ideal

by Brianna Thompson
Hi! I'm Bri and I am a stylist at Studio 360 by The Warehouse Salon. Today I am here to tell you why getting a perm might not be the best idea for your hair. As someone who is specialized in hair health, I can attest to the fact that they can be a risky and damaging process. Here are a few reasons why you might want to avoid getting a perm.
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Damage to Your Hair

Perming your hair involves using chemicals to change the structure of your hair. This can lead to significant damage, as the chemicals can weaken your hair and cause it to become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. You may also experience hair loss if the process is not done correctly.

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Long-Term Maintenance

Perms require a significant amount of maintenance to keep them looking good. You will need to use specific products to keep your hair moisturized, and you will need to avoid washing your hair too frequently to prevent the perm from falling out. This can be time-consuming and may not fit into your lifestyle.

Perm Results Can Be Unpredictable

Everyone's hair reacts differently to a perm. There is no guarantee that the results you get will be what you want. You might end up with a different curl pattern than you expected or hair that is too curly or not curly enough. This unpredictability can lead to dissatisfaction with the results and make you regret getting the perm in the first place.

Also, perms are simply out of style and people prefer natural luscious hair over processed hair, but you do you boo.

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Perms Can Be Expensive

Perms are not a cheap process. They require a professional stylist, specific products, and regular maintenance. All of these costs can add up quickly and leave you with a hefty bill.

How can I achieve similar results? 
You can achieve a curly like style with a curling iron. Simply find the smallest curling iron to create tight wound curls. Less products and less worries. Simply curl tightly wounded curls with a wand or iron and apply hair serum and hair spray! Just make sure you use a heat protectant whenever you curl your hair! 
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In short, getting a perm can be a tempting way to change up your hairstyle, but the risks and costs involved might not be worth it. Even if you decide to get a perm, make sure to go to someone who specializes in textured services. Luckily there are stylists here at Studio 360 that have plenty of experience in perms and textured services. Simply book with us online or call the salon! There are other ways to achieve a curly or wavy look that doesn't involve chemicals and damaging processes. Before making a decision, be sure to do your research and make sure you are willing to endure the lifestyle change it brings.  Remember, your hair is precious, and it's essential to take good care of it to keep it healthy and beautiful. 

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