What Hair Textures Work Best With A Perm?
When it comes to hair textures best suited for the treatment, anyone with fine ends can get volume and body from a perm; people with medium or thick hair can get texture and shape. As for hair types? "People with straight hair get volume and shape (or curls); wavy hair types can balance the curl throughout the hair; curlier types can reduce the intensity of the curl or rebalance the coil," said Depeyrot.
Your hair length doesn't matter as much, but there are other factors when considering whether you shouldn't get a perm: "It is not recommended that people with extremely curly or frizzy hair get perms," he said.
Can You Perm Color-Treated Hair?
If you dye your hair, you might want to check with your stylist before opting for a perm. In most instances, Depeyrot recommends you don't color yours for at least two weeks before or after the treatment, but also that it "depends on the chemical in the hair color and therefore the choice of the perm type."