Straight perms and hair straightening seem similar, but what they can do is different. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each, and some pointers on how to choose!
Advantages & disadvantages of straight perm
Since straight perm is only a type of “perm,” it has three advantages over straightening: lower cost, shorter treatment time, and less hair damage. However, it does not mean that the hair is not damaged at all. As with wavy perms, there will be hair damage.
Also, since it is only a “perm,” it must be said that its ability to straighten hair is weaker than that of straightening. The perm may come off over time.
Advantages and disadvantages of hair straightening
The advantage of hair straightening is that it can straighten frizzy hair and the effect is semi-permanent. At the same time, there are disadvantages such as the tendency to cause significant damage to the hair and the length of time required for the treatment.
Hair straightening uses chemicals and heat to change the quality of the hair, so it tends to cause a lot of damage. If you look for a hair salon that is trying to reduce damage as much as possible, you can get hair straightening with less damage. You can straighten your hair with less damage.
Straight perm is recommended for people who
Straight perms are recommended for people with weakly frizzy hair, people with weakly stiff hair, people who want to reduce the volume of their frizzy hair, people who want to calm their frizzy hair, and people who want to enjoy arranging their hair. People with weakly frizzy hair or those with weak hair tends to straighten easily with straight perm alone.
Even people with strong frizzy hair or those who have strong frizzy hair will find it easier to lose volume and calm down their frizzy hair by applying a straight perm. Straight perms are also recommended for those who want to enjoy arranging their hair, as straightening hair will limit the range of hair arrangements.
People for whom hair straightening is recommended
It is recommended for those who just want to make their stubbornly frizzy hair straight and silky, and for those who want to reduce blow-drying time. However, if your hair is very damaged, you may not be able to undergo hair straightening. If you are concerned about damage to your hair, consult with your hair stylist well in advance.
As you can see, straight perm and hair straightening have different roles and specialties. Please consult carefully with your desired hairstyle, the hair arrangement you want to do, and your own hair quality before making a decision. Also, both straight perms and straightening will damage your hair. After having them, make sure to give your hair a thorough treatment.