All about Korean Digital perm hairstyle – by hairdresser NICK at Jin and Jen hair salon Auckland cbd.
What is a Korean Digital perm style?
A Korean digital perm is a perm that uses hot rods with the temperature regulated by a machine with a digital display, hence the name.The process is otherwise similar to that of a traditional perm.
Hair stylists usually call Digital perm a “hot perm.”
A normal perm basically requires only the perm solution. A digital perm requires a (different) solution plus heat. This type of perm is popular in several countries, including South Korea and Japan.
Korean Digital perm by hairdresser Nick at Jin and Jen hair salon in Auckland CBD.
Difference between a normal perm and a Korean digital perm style
The biggest difference between other perms and a Korean digital perm is the shape and the texture of the wave created by the digital process. A normal perm, or “cold perm,” makes the wave most prominent when the hair is wet, and loose when it is dry. The hair tends to look moist and as locks. A digital perm makes the wave most prominent when the hair is dry, and loose when it is wet. Therefore, you can create the dry and curly look of the curl iron or the hot curler.
Digital perms thermally recondition the hair, though the chemicals and processing are similar to a straight perm. The hair often feels softer, smoother, and shinier after a digital perm.
Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Korean Digital perm process
- Processing time
270$~300$ (Hair cutting is included)
- Hairstyle maintenance and Styling
A cold perm makes the hair most wavy when it is wet, so adding styling gel/foam when it is wet and air-drying it makes the wave most prominent. A digital perm makes the hair wavy when it is dry, so it can be dried with a blow dryer, and a hand can be used to make the curl. Styling is very easy, and if the curl is set in the morning, at the end of the day when the wave loosens, the curls can be revived by curling around a finger.
- How long does it last?
4 months ~ 12 months (depends on hair condition and thickness)