What’s better than one amazing hairstyle? Two amazing hairstyles! With a perm and a hair straightener, you can transform your curls into sleek, straight locks in just minutes. Both of these hair-straightening processes involve heat, but they have different results. Perms give curls a controlled bend by breaking down the natural protein bonds in the hair. The process is time-consuming and requires maintenance to keep the curl. You cannot use a perm on completely straight hair because it will not hold a curl; however, if your hair has some natural wave or curl to it, you can use both types of styling with great results. With the right technique and care, you can use both together for an even more transformative style. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about combining perms with hair straighteners to get the look you want while keeping your strands healthy and strong.
Can I straighten my hair with a perm?
Yes, you can straighten your hair with a perm! A perm is a chemical treatment that tightens curly hair, making it straight. After your hair is permanently straight, you can use heat tools like straighteners to create waves or curls. When straightening curly hair with a perm, it’s important to choose a hairstyle that will be easy to maintain. You also may need to trim your hair shorter after the perm treatment.
How Can Straighten Hair With A Perm?
- You can use a perm to straighten your hair if you have naturally curly or wavy hair. If you have straight, fine hair, a perm may not be the best option because it will leave your hair dry and brittle. Perms are typically used on fine, thick, or coarse hair that already has natural curls or waves.
- The first step in the process is to wash and condition your hair. Once you have washed and conditioned your hair, you can apply your choice of product to protect it from damage during the treatment.
- Next, curl your hair as desired before applying a product that contains perms (such as relaxers). A perm is applied with an applicator that has fine wires on one side and a handle on the other side for easy application of the product onto the strands of hair. Make sure to always apply perms in small sections so that the product doesn’t run off into unwanted areas of your scalp or down onto other parts of your body with less coverage (like your chest).
- Once you’ve applied the product evenly throughout all of your strands, wrap a towel around yourself and leave it there for about 30 minutes while it dries completely. This protects any remaining moisture from running out onto other parts of your body while also keeping any heat away from sensitive areas like the scalp and face until it’s completely dry – no matter how long it takes! You should also avoid touching or combing through wet hair during this time.
- Once your hair is completely dry, you can use a flat iron or curling iron to create the look you want. If you’re going for a straight style, make sure that your hair is smooth and evenly straightened so that it will be easy to maintain. If you’re going for a wave or curl, then use your fingers to create the waves and curls as desired.
- After using heat tools on your hair, make sure that you always dry your hair completely before brushing it out or styling it with other products that could cause damage to the strands of your hair. You can also try applying some leave-in conditioner or spray before blow-drying instead of using heat tools to ensure that all of the moisture from the perm treatment has been absorbed into the strands of your hair and won’t damage them when they are dried out.
- Once you’ve finished styling your hair, use a leave-in conditioner and/or deep conditioning treatment every day until your perm is no longer needed (usually about 4 weeks). You may also need to trim back some length after leaving on a perm because it will have some residual effects on how long each individual strand of hair grows after being treated with perms (it’s normal!). Brushing through wet hair frequently during this time will help keep it from getting too frizzy or damaged from having too much product build up in areas where it’s not desired (like around the face).
What’s The Difference Between A Perm And A Flat Iron?
- Perms cost less than a flat iron. While they are both tools used to straighten hair, the process of a perm is much more involved than that of a flat iron. When you use a flat iron to straighten your hair, you’re basically putting hot heat directly on the strands of your hair and then using a comb to smooth it out afterward. With perms, however, you’re actually using liquid or powder (depending on what kind of perm you’re getting) to create curls or waves in your hair after it’s been chemically straightened. This means that you have to apply the product to your strands (which can be messy) and then wait for it to dry before styling with heat tools or curling irons.
- Perms are temporary – not permanent! Unlike permanent extensions or wigs, which can take several months for the roots of each strand to grow out enough for them to be removed, perms only last about 4 weeks before they start losing their effectiveness and can no longer be used on anyone else. Once this happens, they need to be replaced with another perm so that it can continue working effectively while also keeping up with the growth rate of each individual strand of hair that is being treated with it in order for it not to look patchy and unnatural after only 4 weeks!
- Perms are less damaging than regular haircuts! When you go into a salon and get a haircut from one person at their station while another person is on the other side of the room cutting hair for an entirely different client, the person who is cutting your hair can be much more damaging to your strands than if they were doing it themselves. When you get a perm, you’re putting all of those chemicals directly on your hair and scalp, which means that you’ll be damaging them more than if you were getting a regular haircut from someone else.
- Perms can be expensive! While it’s true that most perms cost less than any other type of haircuts at a salon, not all perms are created equal and some are much cheaper than others. You have to do some research online or talk to people who have had similar experiences with perms in order to find out which ones are most cost-effective and which ones aren’t going to leave you with a big bill at the end of it all!
Benefits Of Using Both Together
- It’s an easier process! When you use both perms and weave extensions in your hair at the same time, the process is much easier than either one of these products being used on its own. With perms, you’re only applying it to one or two specific sections of your hair and then letting them dry while you go about your day. With extensions, however, you are using both products at the same time in order to get the desired look.
- You can get more bang for your buck! The cost of getting a perm and weave at the same time is usually significantly less than getting two different types of extensions in your hair (which are very expensive on their own) or getting a perm and weave separately. This means that if you were to go to a salon to get both products done at once, it’s far more cost-effective than going there just for one product!
- It eliminates any risk of damaging your hair with any other type of product! You can’t use any other type of product on top of a perm that has been applied to your strands because it will make them look patchy and unnatural if it isn’t done properly. If you do use another type of product on top of your perm, it will leave behind residue which will show up when you take off the perm and won’t be as effective as if it had been used alone with no other products added in!
A perm and a flat iron are two of the best ways to straighten your hair. You can use a perm to straighten curly or wavy hair and flat iron to straighten straight hair. Whether you use one or the other or both together, you can create the hairstyle you’ve always wanted. Now that you know how perms and hair straighteners work, you can decide which one is right for you.