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To Perm or Not To Perm: That Is the Question

Perms have come a long way since the frizzy bouffant Mum would rock back in the day. Now with minimal damage to your hair and the choice between so many perm styles such as subtle beach waves and tight ringlet curls, there are a number of options which could work for you. However, the big BUT I hear you contemplating, if you don’t like your perm there’s definitely no going back and you’ve got your curly locks for the next 4-6 months. Nightmare!

Getting the right perm all depends on your hair type, its length and the overall look you want to achieve. If you were blessed with naturally thick, heavy hair, a perm could help by adding body in all the right places. If you have limp, thin hair, we know this can be problematic when it comes to adding texture, and perming could definitely be the next step to solving it. With Samantha Faiers recently taking to Instagram with a headful of perm rollers and Olivia Munn jumping on the bandwagon earlier last year, it’s hard to ignore why so many are going for a permanent curling look to add body and texture.

A perming solution is left on until an S shape is formed in the hair

Body Wave Perm

If your hair tends to lose its curl or blow dry after a good hour of styling, then the Body Wave Perm may be your saving grace, requiring minimal effort for a full glam look that lasts between 3-6 months. This perm can be achieved using a choice of perm rod sizes, which are selected dependent on your hair type and the overall look you want. For a quick way of achieving an effortless body wave curl, use the Carmen Dual Curler

Spiral Perm

For a more prominent perm that will turn a few heads, the spiral perm is the one for you. It creates definition across the whole head of hair for extreme volume and ringlet curls. This style can either be achieved with small rods for tight ringlets or larger rods for bigger, bouncing ringlets. If you don’t want to fully commit to a perm but get major feels for spiralised tresses, try using the Carmen Noir 9mm Pro-Curler for instance bounce and body.

Root Perm

If it’s a simple root boost you’re in need of to add lasting volume and body, the Root Perm can do just that. With high rooted perm rods that sustain a lift from your scalp for up to 6 months, you can achieve the look you’re after without the need for daily styling or backcombing. You can get instant volume and lift to your hair with the Carmen Hot Air Styler, using the radial brush attachment close to your roots for lasting volume throughout the day.

If you’ve decided a perm is a step in the right direction for you, you’ll need to consider opting for a high moisturising shampoo treatment that also helps to emphasise your new curls. Whether you’re going for the permanent wave or just plan on achieving your curls with your Carmen hair styler, make sure you follow our Carmen page on Instagram and tag us in your upcoming post.

As a creative copywriter for all things Carmen, I discuss the latest hair trends and styling inspirations currently gracing the market and how you can use your Carmen hair appliances to achieve them. With a passion for hair, beauty and all things in between, follow me through my blogging journey to discussing how you can style the latest hair trends and get Carmen ready.