Mousse, which spreads fluffy foam quickly and evenly through the hair, is indispensable for styling permed hair. However, if you choose or use the wrong mousse, you may not be able to style your hair the way you want. Know the key points when styling permed hair with mousse, and aim to reproduce beautiful waves and curls.
Always choose a permanent mousse.
Not all mousses are permanent style mousse. There are a variety of mousses on the market, including mousses for straightening and blow-drying, mousses that have a treatment effect but do not have a curl or wave setting effect, and mousses for hardening. Of course, you can use any of them if you try them and find that they are suitable for your perms, but it is better to start with those that are clearly labeled “for perms.
apply to wet hair
Perms have the property of reviving when the hair is wet and stretching when the hair is dry. Mousse serves to wrap the hair and keep the waves in place, so if you want to get beautiful waves, you need to apply it while the hair is still wet. The basic principle of mousse styling is to apply it at the right time, after towel drying thoroughly and before natural drying begins.
However, if this is the case, it is the morning styling of the night shampoo group that is of concern. If mousse is applied at night to set hair, it may cause hair to become more prone to sleeping habits, so it is better to dry hair properly at night and style it again in the morning after wetting it. It is also effective in keeping perms in place if you apply a non-wetting treatment while your hair is still wet, and then dry your hair while running your fingers through it.
Use it according to how you want the waves to appear.
You can also adjust the way the waves appear by taking advantage of the fact that “waves appear most clearly when the hair is wet.” If you want to add a little fluffiness, apply mousse when your hair is half dry, or use a hair dryer in combination if you want to make it weaker. Mousse is basically a “wave or curl with less volume,” so if you want more volume, use a slightly smaller amount of mousse and it will work.
Natural dryer or dryer
Apply mousse and dry naturally → Clear curls and waves appear.
Apply mousse and dry with a hair dryer → Moderate waves
Remember: “Dry hair naturally with mousse on” → “Dry hair with mousse on” → “Wave modestly. As a technique, you can also adjust the amount of airflow: dry it all at once to make it very weak, or dry it gradually with weaker airflow to make it a little weaker.
Digital perm is not mousse.
We have been discussing the use of mousse for styling permed hair, but the use of mousse is not recommended for the recently popular digital perm.
Unlike normal perms, digital perms are designed to produce waves and curls when the hair is dry, not when it is wet. Mousse is rich in water and is suitable for maintaining the same kind of wave as when wet, but with a digital perm, on the contrary, it makes it difficult for the wave to appear.
When you have a digital perm, be sure to ask your hair stylist for a styling product that will not affect the formation of waves and curls.