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Hairstyling/Only parts of my hair takes perm. Why is that?


I've only ever had two perms, but both times a third of my hair hasn't taken it. The other side takes the perm really well, but my whole top layer (The middle section) wouldn't. Both stylists swear up and down that they did everything correctly, so what might the cause be?
Thank you,

 This could be caused by a few different things. If your top is the longest part of your hair, it may be too long to wrap the same way as the rest of the hair and would then need to be wrapped with a different technique specific to laonger hair in the top section.
 If it is not longer, then the hair could be compromised in some way, making it more difficult to hold a perm. If this is the case, it would be caused by something that is haooening to the top section of hair from something it is coming in contact with physically. This would take some research to figure out, if this is the case. It could even be something as seemingly simple as the top section of your hair rubbing on the ceiling of your car while you drive, and the friction actually damaging the hair slightly. It could be something you put in the hair regularly in that section, maybe without even knowing. I've seen where seom teachers have very dry sections of hair from rubbing the hand through their hair, not realizing that they are working the chalk on their fingers through the hair and drying it. So you would need to be aware of everything you doo each day to find what it is that your hair is coming in contact with on the top.
I have a feeling however, that it's the first scenario.
Best of luck to you.
Stephe (hairman)


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