Bye bye, perm – now comes the volume wave!
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Do you want full, voluminous or even curly hair, but naturally have fine, thin hair? Then the volume wave is just right for you. The further development of the classic perm turns even fine hair into a voluminous mane.
Although the volume wave is a kind of evolution of the perm and therefore has a lot in common with the 80s classic, there are also some differences. The biggest is probably that the classic perm conjures up long-lasting curls in the hair, while the volume wave only creates more fullness. For this reason, larger winders are usually used for volume waves. In addition, the chemical wave products only work for half as long as with a perm, so that the volume wave is considered to be more tolerable and at the same time creates a more natural result. There are also differences in terms of durability: while a perm has to grow out of the hair, the volume wave disappears of its own accord after a few weeks. It is therefore ideal for anyone who wants to try the wavy, voluminous look first.
First, the hair is twisted with large curlers. The size of the curlers depends on whether only volume is desired or whether waves or curls should also be created. The hair is then treated with a reducing agent that opens the sulfur bridges in the hair and ensures that the hair takes on the new shape. After the exposure time, the rollers are removed and the hair is fixed with an oxidizing agent so that the waves and thus the volume are retained. In total, you have to expect about one to one and a half hours at the hairdresser.
This is how you care for your hair after a volume wave
Like any hair treatment that promises a long-term result, this volume treatment also puts a strain on the hair. After a visit to the hairdresser, you should therefore use nourishing moisturizing shampoos and pamper your hair with conditioner and treatment. This will prevent your hair from drying out too much. After washing, either let your hair air dry or use a hairdryer with a diffuser attachment. This is how the waves and thus the volume come into their own.
Volume wave – how long does it last?
The durability of the treatment depends entirely on the individual condition of the hair and the subsequent care. If your hair is not washed every day and you have had the volume wave done in short hair, you can look forward to your new head of hair for up to eight weeks. The longer and heavier your hair is, the faster the result will disappear or hang up. The volume wave usually lasts between four and eight weeks.
Volume Wave: That’s the cost
How expensive the volume wave is also depends on your hair length, the thickness of the hair and the respective hairdresser. In general, you should expect costs from 150 euros.
Since curls create natural volume, waves are worked into the hair from the roots with the volume wave. Depending on how intensively you brush them out afterwards, only the volume of the waves remains. If, on the other hand, you work out the waves in a targeted manner, they also appear more clearly. One thing is certain: the hairstyle for fine hair creates significantly more fullness and volume in a before and after comparison.
Since chemical substances are used in the treatment, hairdressers urgently advise against trying it out yourself. But you can definitely try a volume wave without chemical curling agents at home – the result will last until the next hair wash. To do this, apply styling foam to your hair after washing and twist damp hair into large curlers. Allow to air dry and after removing, shake your hair upside down and set with hairspray. This will give you an impression of how the volume wave works in your hair.
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