Permed treatment can produce a variety of curl results and gentle waves. During the perming process a variety of chemicals are applied and so it is vitally important to maintain your curl vitality and bounce for as long as possible. This can only be achieved by firstly using a reputable salon to complete your perm and then using the most suitable professional hair care products for your hair type.
Perming is usually more effective if you have medium to thick hair. Fine hair typically isn't as strong as other hair types, but can produce good curl characteristics but is dependant on your individual requirements and professional applicator.
Long Lasting Curls
Perming works by altering both the hairs keratin and sulphur bonds. Keratin contains copious amino acids which are structured alongside each other to perform a link, whilst the sulphur bonds join these together. To achieve a long lasting curl, the bonded keratin is broken down during the winding process and once neutralised they reform into the new shape dependant on the curl rod diameter used. After the application it is essential that all of the hair is deeply conditioned in the salon.
To maintain your curl and prolong its life try using curl specific products such as the Redken Fresh Curls or Catwalk Curls Rock ranges. A great daily shampoo is System Professional 1.9 Curl Saver which acts as a gentle cleanser improving elasticity, suppleness and bounce.