Digital perm information
Here I intend to give you a brief information on Digital perming, which is a new technologie originates from Japan in the beginning of 2000’s. Well that’s what most hairdressers would say, but it’s isnt entirely trough. Digital perming is simply using heat in the perming process which originates from Europe from and around the 1900’s. In the beginning it was a very exclusive and expensive process easily costing a monthly wage, but before World War II it was as cheap as a dollar and wildly available worldwide.
Then cold perming become the trend and everyone has forgotten the old techniques and machines. In early 2000’s after the success of thermal reconditioning (permanent hair straightening), Japanese stylist and companies started to develop the up to date techniques and products of the original wired hot perming techniques which become a hot new thing, and huge success in Asia called Digi perm. The metrology stayed the same but everything the machines and chemicals have greatly been improved.
The main difference in digital (hot) perming compared to traditional (cold) permings are:
The digi perming techniques allow different parts of the hair to be processed by different strength of chemicals and to allow them to develop for different times, and /or areas to the hair to be more protected and cared for.
The digital perming can create larger and more natural looking waves, and the curls are more defined when they dry rather then the traditional perming is more defined when it’s vet and usually technicians use it for for stronger curls. It is difficult to create root lift with the digi (hot) perming method, as the heat can not be close to the scalp as it would cause dissconfort and burn, but with cold perms it is standard to start from the roots.
Zoltan currently offers his perms tailored to customers needs, and offers both hot and cold perming methods to his customers. He has the most up to date digital perming machine which is extremely gentle to the hair and it’s only 3 in europe of this type of machine. He takes pride in his perms and uses the very best of the available machines, techniques and lotions.
Few cute old pictures of the hot perming system trough 1920’s to 10950’s.