Perms for Long Hair – Oklahoma City Salons

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your look and you have long hair, you might want to consider a perm. It’s been a few years since the perm was en vogue, but lately, it’s been revived. New technologies and developments have made the perm safer and kinder for your hair. That means that you can have long luscious curls that will turn heads even if your hair is normally stick straight.

Ellen Degeneres & Rusty At The Prom
Ellen Degeneres & Rusty At The Prom (Photo credit: Larry He’s So Fine)

It can be a challenge to keep renewing your look if you have long hair. Long hair takes extra care and it’s important that you condition it regularly to prevent breakage if you decide to get a perm. On long hair, you’ll want to discuss combining a perm with a hair color treatment. Too many chemicals on you long locks can make your hair brittle and frizzy. Your stylist may be able to recommend a course of action if you feel you must have a perm as well as a specific hair color. Some products are kinder and gentler on the hair than others.

There are a variety of different perm options available for women with long hair. Women can opt for tight, kinky curls or beachy waves depending on what suits them. Kinky curls will shorten the length of the hair considerably. Beachy waves may look more natural but less striking than tighter curls. Talk to your stylist to learn more about the options available to you. Perms have come a long way since the 80’s.

Women with very straight, limp hair can benefit tremendously from a perm. Perms can give hair a real lift, adding volume and versatility to lackluster locks. Using a curling iron or heated curlers, it’s possible to give tight curls a slightly more subtle wave. Beachy waves may even be able to be straightened with a straightener leaving behind straight hair that has plenty of volume. A perm can definitely enliven hair that is limp and lifeless. The chemicals used to process the perm change the shape of the hair shaft itself, which is what leads to these positive effects.

If you have long hair and you’re seeking out a perm, it’s vitally important that you speak to your stylist about previous chemical treatments your hair has undergone. If you’ve colored your hair, had a perm previously, or done any other chemical treatment to your hair, the solution used to do the perm could react negatively with your hair. Your stylist will be able to choose the right perm solution for your needs as long as you communicate with him/her about what your hair has already been through. Long hair needs a special touch, but the results of a perm can be outstanding.