Can you perm natural curl?

Can you perm a natural curl if you are curly and looking to get more spiral?

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Cheryl
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Can you perm a natural curl if you are curly and looking to get more spiral?

Thanks
Cheryl
Originally Posted by cperl3

my friend wants to do the same thing...I hope someone answers ur question so i can tell her!
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I have done it in the past so yes you can do it...The challenge is to do it without making it look unnatrual. My experience has been that the perm takes a lot tighter than you would think it would so I have to make sure that we use rods that are 1 -2 sizes bigger than the end result I am wanting. The perm will look like a perm for the first week or so and then it will look more natural. I do make my stylist mix up the rods she uses in a random pattern so I don't end up with one single size curl (my natural curl is not all one size).

Having said that it is possible, I can tell you that this is not something I would do or consider now that I have found the CG approach. I haven't needed one since I went modified CG.

Hope that answers your question.

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Can you perm a natural curl if you are curly and looking to get more spiral?

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Cheryl
Originally Posted by cperl3
Yes you can! But the chemicals might damage or dry out your hair. So consider your hair type before doing it I used to perm way back when (it's been at least 14 yrs since I permed!).. and I would use the home kits. I would use the large rods and place them vertically instead of horizontally so it would spiral. I always needed a lot of moisture afterwards and back then, I had really had no clue how to care for my curls, so they weren't all that great.
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I used to perm mine back in the day and I would do the home perms but use the big pink foam rollers since my hair takes curl really easily and we'd roll them vertically also.
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Right before I went CG (in May) I still had about 5 inches of straightened hair left on my ends. I decided to perm them to match my roots.

I went to a very reputable salon and THANK GD the owner suggested I do a test perm on a few underneath hanks of hair to see how it would "take".

A. Some spots took
B. Some did not at all
C. I had JUST joined Nc and a bunch of wise honest curlies STRONGLY suggested I NOT do it. And I'm glad I listened, as those test areas DID sustain damage.

Right after that I went CG. If you are not yet CG try it! I have a different head of hair since being CG AND finding the right products/protocol for my hair.
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I do it successfully. It makes a big difference, particularly in the winter. Naturally, I have big spirals beneath my canopy, with little curl, though some wave, in the canopy itself. I perm the canopy to match the bottom layers.

I don't have trouble with dryness or damage. I go to a good salon where the stylist/owner is experienced with curls. She also does my root color, sometimes during the same appointment.

With that said, however, I still recommend going with the CG routine first, in case you're able to get what you want without chemical intervention. But if you try that without success, then go for it! It's been great for me.
I do it successfully. It makes a big difference, particularly in the winter. Naturally, I have big spirals beneath my canopy, with little curl, though some wave, in the canopy itself. I perm the canopy to match the bottom layers.

I don't have trouble with dryness or damage. I go to a good salon where the stylist/owner is experienced with curls. She also does my root color, sometimes during the same appointment.

With that said, however, I still recommend going with the CG routine first, in case you're able to get what you want without chemical intervention. But if you try that without success, then go for it! It's been great for me.
Originally Posted by ninja dog
I agree with this approach. I don't think CG is a magic bullet, but my canopy has gotten a million times curlier since going CG nearly 3 months ago. I definitely think I'd try that before perming (it ain't called a "permanent" for nothin'! ).



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I worked with a woman who did and it made her hair 4c, she was a white lady, but how she styled it along with the turquoise shadow she wore didn't look so great.
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Oh, that reminded me of the lady in our office who's probably about a 2c but perms her hair often to make it more a 3c. It probably would look ok, but the mullet cut is out and so are big poofy bangs.
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Yes. I have done it in the past, but I wouldn't do it now. Perms can really damage your hair. It might not be too bad right away, but really bad things can happen if you keep it up.
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