Stiff hair is often difficult to handle because it is thick, hard, and stiff. Many people may have trouble styling their hair beautifully. Here, we will introduce the types of perms that are easy to apply for those who suffer from such stiff hair.
What kind of hair is bristly?
In general, stiff hair is defined as hair that is hard without softness and suppleness. Many people may think of frizzy, spreading hair when they hear the word “stiff hair. But even straight hair can be stiff, and the condition of stiff hair varies from person to person.
Hair is composed of three layers: medulla (hair medulla), cortex (hair cortex), and cuticle (hair epidermis). The medulla is not present in all hair types, but is often present in stiff hair. Also, a high density of keratin proteins inside the cortex or a high number of cuticles is said to cause stiff hair.
Type of perm suitable for stiff hair
So what kind of perm is suitable for stiff hair? Perms can be roughly divided into hot perms, which use chemicals and heat, and cold perms, which use chemicals only. For people with stiff hair, it may be difficult for the perm solution to penetrate the hair, so hot perms are said to be relatively easier to apply.
There are many perm types, but the following perms seem to be easier for people with stiff hair.
- digital perm
A digital perm is a perm in which chemicals are applied and heat is applied to the rods to give the hair a shape-memory effect. Since hair has a tendency to return to its original shape when it dries, curls appear stronger when the hair is dry. Since heat is applied, it is said to be easy to apply even to stiff hair.
- hair straightening
Hair straightening is a perm that uses chemicals and heat treatment such as an iron to straighten and calm frizzy hair. Straight perm is similar to hair straightening, but this is a cold perm that uses only chemicals and no heat treatment, so its power to straighten frizzy hair is weak.
Therefore, if you have frizzy, stiff hair, a straight perm will work better than a straight perm. However, hair straightening is very damaging to hair, so it is recommended that you consult with your hair stylist before applying it.
- stock curls
St curl is a perm in which the roots of the hair are straightened to calm the hair and only the ends are digitally permed. Since both types of perms use heat, they are said to be easy to apply even to those with stiff hair.
However, since the treatment requires a high level of technical skill, it is advisable to have a trusted hair stylist take a good look at the condition of your hair before applying the perm.
Counseling before getting a perm is important.
Stiff hair often has thick overlapping cuticles, which may make it difficult for the perm solution to penetrate. Therefore, it is important to have a thorough consultation at a hair salon before applying a perm.
It is safer to choose a hair stylist who can properly check your hair quality and then suggest chemicals and perm types. With a perm suitable for you, enjoy your new hairstyle!