Foreigner style fluffy perms are very cute, aren’t they? If you have straight, cat hair, is it difficult to achieve this foreigner-style perm style? We asked hairdressers from all over Japan to answer this question.
This time, the question was, “If I have straight, cat hair, is it difficult to achieve foreign-looking hairstyles?”
My hair texture is cat hair and straight. Because of this hair texture, it is difficult to get volume, and I have long straight hair now. I really want to have a foreign style hairstyle, but is it still difficult to get a perm with this hair type?
If you have straight, cat hair, consult with your hairdresser.
Many respondents said that if you want a perm, you should first have your hair stylist take a good look at your hair quality and other aspects.
They also said, “Find a salon with a good reputation for perms and cuts by word-of-mouth or other means, and ask for a perm. If you have the salon take into consideration your hair quality, volume, bone structure, and lifestyle, you will be closer to your ideal style! If you have a picture of the style you want, it will be easier to share your image. (Setagaya, Tokyo, gally)
I recommend that you bring clippings of the hair you want and consult with your hair stylist. (Hokkaido/Sapporo FITS plus)
“Depending on the color and past perm history, damage can be considerable, so I think it’s better to actually show them your hair quality and have them make a judgment. (Hokkaido/Sapporo GRAND ELLE Friend’s)
Even if you have straight, cat-like hair, it is possible to create a foreign style.
Many respondents answered that it is possible to get a foreign style perm even with straight, cat hair.
The first perm comes off quickly, but if you get two or three perms (in two to three month cycles), you will be able to get the ideal waves. Perm techniques are diversifying, and I think there is a way. (Hokkaido/Sapporo hair make ef.)
“At beauty salons, they decide on the chemicals to use based on the style the customer wants to achieve and the quality and condition of the hair, so I think perms can be done without any problems. It is even better if you try using shampoos and treatments that make it easier to get volume.” (Kyoto Prefecture/Kameoka coco+α)
If perms are difficult to get, air wave or digital perms are recommended.
For hair types that are difficult to get perms on, respondents said that air wave and digital perms are recommended.
The perms are very effective for straight hair and cat hair, and they give movement to the hair and make it easier to set. Airwave and digital perms, which are called “memory shape perms,” last longer than regular perms and give your hair a fluffy look, making it look foreign. Memory-shape perms take about 40 minutes longer than regular perms and are often more expensive, but we have many repeat customers who have bad perms or straight hair. (GRAND ELLE Friend’s, Sapporo, Hokkaido)
What did you think? It seems that even if you have straight hair or cat hair, you can get a foreigner style perm. Please ask a hair stylist with a lot of experience in perms to get a good grasp of your hair quality in advance and give you the perm style you want!