Perming is a great way to get permanent curls in your hair. Perms add body to dull, limp and straight hair. If you have straight hair or wavy hair and want more volume in the hair or just want to change your hair type, then perming is a great alternative. Perming means permanent wave, it refers to various techniques which have been developed over the years. Perming techniques are used to change the hair type with permanent hair styling techniques. When hair is permed it can hold the style for months together. Perming is done for curling the hair or straightening it.
Mostly perming is done to curl the hair or give it soft permanent waves. There are many different types of perms and one of them is the spiral perm. Spiral perm is different from the regular or normal perm. Also, the end results of spiral perms and normal perms are different. This makes a spiral perm more popular. A spiral perm gives more well-defined and uniform coils. These are mostly of the same size too. A stylist needs to work carefully when giving a spiral perm. Spiral perm involves the use of special techniques and tools. Described below, is the technique used for spiral perm wrapping and some of the tools used in the process.
Spiral Perm Wrapping Technique
Basically, in a spiral perm, special perming rods are used, with a different wrapping technique. For this perm there are two types of rods. The usual rod is basically a long perm rod which helps to roll a long hair length uniformly around the length of the rod. This is a unique technique used for spiral perming. In regular perms, the hair is rolled over each other and so the length of the rod is not as long as the one used for creating spiral perms.
But, in both the types of perms you can choose the thickness of the rods depending upon how tight you want the curl to be. Due to the rod structure the curly lock one gets in spiral perming has a uniform shape of coils. This is due to hair being rolled throughout the rod. However, in a regular perm the hair are rolled over each other, this means the hair locks will be relaxed near the scalp and tighter at the ends. Sometimes, for spiral perming a round or curved rod is used. This rod type is more practical as it gives space to wind the hair and doesn't obstruct with other rods. Many spiral perm tools come with holders, which help to secure the hair ends. This makes the hair manageable while it is being treated.
The hair sectioning while giving a client a spiral perm is mostly kept equal. Also, there are lots of hair sections and they can be square, triangular or random in shape. One more difference between spiral perm and regular perm is that in a spiral perm the wrapping starts from the bottom. This means, the hair near the nape of the neck will be gathered on a spiral perm rod first. Then the stylist will work his/her way till the forehead.
First the stylist will cover the back of the head, then the sides, then the crown and finally hair near the forehead area. When the stylist is setting the rods, he will place the rods at an angle to the head. Mostly, the rods are kept at a vertical angle to the head. This gives a great fall to the curly locks and makes them more manageable and uniform looking too.
This was some practical information on spiral perm. If you want your hair to have uniform coils, body and bounce then go with spiral perms. Your stylist will use the above technique to create gorgeous looking spiral perm curls in your hair.