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Permanent Waves - Make Them Last

Have you ever walked out of the salon with what seemed to be the perfect permanent wave, only to have it droop after two weeks and possibly even be gone after six weeks? Have you then tried getting a perm that was much too curly for the first two weeks in hopes that it would soften to just the right amount of curl after a few washings? If you have been through this, you know that it leaves much to be desired.

Finally, there may be a better plan.

I have just learned of a way to achieve beautiful permanently waved curls that last and last. No need to start with a "too curly" look in hopes that it will relax into a softer look in two weeks.
Jason, from Idaho, sent me this suggestion and with his method, it is possible to achieve big, loopy curls on long hair without worrying about losing the bounce after only a month.
Those of you who have been accustomed to getting perms in the usual fashion may have to step out of your comfort zone, but the reward is worth it.

This perm is wrapped in the usual way, using large permanent wave rods - just the size you want the curl to be. Then it is processed with the waving solution of your choice, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
I used this method on thick hair that was just past shoulder length
with long layers. I selected regular permanent wave rods that were
approximately one inch in diameter and spiral wrapped each one.
I was careful to use small partings and to keep each rod 'on base.'
I knew this would produce lots of curl.

The big difference comes after the waving solution is thoroughly rinsed from the hair. The neutralizer solution is NOT applied!

Your hairdresser will wrap a net or scarf around the permanent wave rods to keep them in place and send you home!

After approximately eight hours or over night if it is more convenient, you will return to the salon to have the neutralizer applied, which is then timed and rinsed according to the manufacturer's directions.

This method may be unorthodox and even a bit uncomfortable for many. However, to achieve the big beautiful, lasting curls of your dreams that really stay in, it is well worth the effort!

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