The permanent waves on the hair of a woman are more popularly known as perms which is a process of treating the hair with the use of chemicals that help in changing the structure of the hair. This is a process that makes hair structure quite flexible allowing a person with straight hair to go for waves and curls. There are different types of perms ranging from tight spiral ones to the soft and bouncy ones. All the different types that are present are helpful in giving a different look to a person.
The process of perming the hair includes two very important steps. One, where the hair is wrapped in rods and it is softened with the application of waving lotion and the second part is where a neutralizer is used to set the curls. The various types of perms have been described as under.
These curls appear very similar to the twisted corkscrews and are generally very tight. There are different factors like the perming rod size, the perming solution and the experience of the hair stylist that influence the look offered by the spiral perms. The long perm rods are usually used in this perming process offering result in the form of bounce and spring.
Body wave perm
This type of perming offers slight waves in the loose curls. Women who look for more volume in their hair can go for such perms as they lend a wavy look to women and at the same time offer great volume to the hair. Women who possess thin and flat hair can also go for such curls because this type of perming offers great movement to the hair. Large curls are likely to generate in straight hair that is treated with body wave perm.
This is a perming process where only one section of the hair is permed. Tight or loose curls can be achieved with the use of spot perms and the type of the curls would also depend upon the size and the type of the rod that is used in the perming process. This type of perming is generally used by women for their hairstyle to offer a great look to just one section of their hair.
Pin curl perm
Pins are used in this type of perming process in order to curl the sections of hair. Chemical treatment is usually excluded in this type of perm and is done with the use of some curling pins and hair gel. Pin curls are for the women who wish to carry a natural look.
Multi textured perm
This type of perming is done by the use of two different sizes of rods used for perming. The hair or the curls are offered a very less-defined and a natural look at this type of perming. Women with long hair can always go for such perm which is considered to offer the best look among all the different types of perms.