When the word "perm" was mentioned back in the '80s, it translated to the application of acrid solutions to get beautiful curls. Today, an estimated 100 million women in the US can now take advantage of new perm technology without the hair damage that comes with traditional perms. Perming technology that have been recently introduced includes digital perms, Olaplex perms, and cold wave perms.
This perming method is pretty much standard, according hair stylists at Tony & Guy. The only difference is the application of Olaplex formula before the perm itself. This formula is mixed to the perm lotion and right on top of the neutralizer. This formula minimizes damage and a better option for those who want to lighten their hair first before getting their perms done. This formula is often used to achieve loose waves.
Digital perming or hot perming combines heat and chemicals to break down the natural structure of hair. Digi perms are more like traditional perms with a digital temperature display that aids the stylist. This type of perming produces big, soft, natural-looking curls that are usually more prominent when the hair is dry. Due to the use of heat in digital perms, it is not advisable to be used near the scalp.
Cold Wave Perm
A cold wave perm involves the use of cold wave lotion on dry hair, followed by another solution to set the curls. This is the cheapest perming method around and it produces