Perm or Straighten your Hair

Perming and Straightening Hair: We always want what we don’t have!


People who have straight hair want the look of bouncy curls and those with wavy locks dream of the look of pin straight hair. We always want what we don’t have! Fear not, however, there are many options available these days to give you what your heart (and hair) desires. Visit your hair stylist and tell them what you are looking to do. Chances are they have many options available to you. Some temporary, others more permanent. Consult with the haie experts at Legends Salon in Hillsborough NJ.

When you want straight hair

For those of us with super tight, sometimes insane, curly hair, we dream of flowing straight hair like movie stars seem to carry effortlessly. You can visit your hair salon and get a blow out when you want to go straight for a special occasion. Your hair stylist will shampoo your curly tresses, add product and use a hair dryer and round brush to straighten your hair. They will follow up with a flat iron for a super straight look as well as products that will lock in the straightening effect. This look can last you until your next washing.

For a more permanent look, keratin treatments are super popular. This is a formaldehyde free, next-generation smoothing system that uses the latest advances in science, along with the finest ingredients to create a product that delivers the best results possible without harmful chemicals. Hair straighteners have come a long way over the years and these treatments are safe for all hair types. This treatment can last for months and is more viable and safe permanent solution.

When you want curly hair

Curly hair was at its height in the 80s when every girl with straight hair was dying to go to the hair salon and get a perm. Nowadays, those lucky enough to have and love their curly hair can do so with the ease of great hair products to keep the curls tight and bouncy. If you weren’t blessed with naturally curly hair (or you don’t want it, see above) many are going back to the process of perming their hair. But don’t be fooled, perming has come a long, long way from the perming solutions of decades past.

A permanent wave, commonly called a perm or permanent, involves the use of chemicals to break and reform the bonds of the hair. The hair is washed and wrapped with a perm rod and waving lotion is applied with a base. This solution creates a chemical reaction that softens the inner structure of the hair by breaking some of the cross-links within and between the protein chains of the hair. The hair swells, stretches and softens, then molds around the shape of the perm rod. Depending on your hair type, perms can last for months.

It is true that we always want what we don’t have and our hair is no exception. If you love the look of straight or curly hair when your hair isn’t, visit your hairstylist and talk to them about your desires. At Legends Salon of Hillsborough, we use the best products for your hair that keep it healthy and safe.

See what we can do for your hair at Legends!

Phone: (908) 874-5252


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