You can choose to have tight curls or wavy hair with a root perm. The three main steps of a root perm are wrapping your hair around the perm rods, applying the perm lotion and following it up with the neutralizer.Continue Reading
Shampoo hair and rinse it with cool water. Follow up with a conditioner. Leave the conditioner on for five minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly.
Use a towel to dry your hair to prepare it for the hair treatment. Use a gentle action to avoid creating hair friction.
Put on protective gloves to protect your skin from chemicals.
Perm rods are available in different sizes. A small perm rod is used for tight curls. A larger rod gives the hair a wavy look. Choose the perm rods according to the look you intend to create.
Wind wet hair around the perm rods and securely fasten the rod.
Apply the perm solution directly to the perm rods. Avoid direct contact with the skin to prevent a chemical burn.
Use a plastic cap to cover the perm rods. This seals in body heat and keeps the perm lotion from dripping.
Follow the instructions that are in the product box, and leave the perm rods in place for the duration of the processing time.
Rinse your hair and apply the neutralizer to every perm rod. Leave this lotion on the hair for five to 10 minutes to lock the curls and waves in place. Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water. Remove the perm rods gently and dry your hair.