Hair perms was the phrase. We now call it Texture.
Our talented staff will carefully analyze the hair fiber from wavy to curly, long and short hair types. They will listen to your needs and help to make your styling options easier and more versatile with the results you will achieve with our hair perm service.
You will also be instructed on how to care for your new image. It is crucial that you know how to handle your hair and which products will keep it maintained and easy to care for.
A cleansing treatment is always the first step to your new texture service. It will remove any residue from medication, products, or chlorine. Also, use of the proper lotions will insure that the porosity of the hair is consistent throughout the hair shaft. All of this adds up to the best texture service you have ever experienced.
First things First – Hair Texture
Whether your hair is straight, wavy , curly or kinky, it is one of the 3 basic textures: fine, medium or thick.
Texture is not how the hair feels but describes the thickness of each individual strand of hair. The comparison is typically to a piece of thread. If your hair is fine, it’s thinner than the thread ,hair is usually the same width and coarse strands are thicker than the piece of thread.
Characteristics of Each Hair Texture
Fine hair is the most fragile texture and can be easily damaged. Fine hair can tend to be oilier than other hair types. For those of you with fine hair you may find difficulty holding a style; your hair is light and can fall flat against your head. Volume is often desired but not often attained. Structurally fine hair has two hair layers – a cortex and a cuticle.
Fine natural hair:
Doesn’t hold styles well
Can become weighed down with heavy products, causing the hair to look stringy
Can look thin
Can break easily because it’s fragile
Medium hair is the most common hair type and often covers the scalp very well. This hair texture is not as fragile as fine hair and can be manipulated into styles easily. Structurally, medium textures usually have two layers – the cortex and cuticle – and may contain the medulla.
Medium natural hair:
Holds styles fairly well
Usually looks thick and covers the scalp well
Is not as prone to breakage as fine hair
This hair texture is strong because structurally it contains all three hair layers – the cortex, cuticle and medulla. The medulla, the innermost layer of the hair shaft is pretty much a series of empty spaces. It’s an area filled mostly with air and protein. This hair texture usually takes longer to dry than others, and can be resistant to various chemical treatments. It can tolerate heat well and resist breakage better than the fine or medium hair.
Thick natural hair:
Holds styles well
Can tolerate higher amounts of heat
Can be resistant to hair coloring and chemical relaxers
In general there are 4 basic hair types: straight, wavy, curly, kinky curly. This classification is based on the shape of the hair fiber.
Naturally straight hair is the strongest of the types and reflects light to the eye the best giving it a glossy appearance. One challenge of straight hair is that it is resistant to curling and usually requires use of chemicals for this to be done permanently .
Wavy hair has s-shaped curls down its length or much of the hair can appear straight with slight bends towards the ends of the hair. Wavy hair can frizz fairly easily and requires care to achieve perfect waves.
Curly hair tends to do so down the entire length of the hair shaft. Strand thickness can range from fine to coarse but is most often fine. The greatest challenges for curly hair types are frizz, lack of curl definition, shrinkage and dryness, to a lesser extent.
This hair type has the tightest curls ranging from fine to coarse with s-shaped and z-shaped curls with everything in between! It is the most fragile of the types. If curl definition is a challenge for curly hair types it’s almost an impossibility for kinky-curly hair. Additionally, shrinkage and dryness are two issues to constantly fight against.
Studio B Hair Salon of Huntingdon Valley is conveniently located in the heart of Huntingdon Valley right on Huntingdon Pike across from Huntingdon Valley Bank. We have easy access and plenty of parking spaces available.
Four Stylists are available with more than 20 years of texture experience.