One of my most popular posts on this blog is My (Disaster) Digital Perm Review, and as disastrous as it was, I am actually contemplating getting another digital perm, perhaps later on in the year.
(Yes, really. Because as much as I hated that experience, digital perms, when done right, are incredible.)
Because while my initial experience was nothing but a waste of time and money, I’ve since learnt A LOT since my experience a few years ago, and spoken to all my friends who’ve gotten successful ones, so here are my tips on how to get a proper digital perm and avoid a disaster one like I did…
1. Try to find a Japanese or Korean owned salon.
Digital perms originated in that part of the world, and done extremely well there, so they should know what they are doing. Personally, I wouldn’t trust any other salon than a Japanese one for my digital perm.
Double check with the owners to be extra sure, ’cause there are many salons and shops now that claim to be “Japan beauty” and “K beauty” due to their growing presence around the world. A lot of them are just cashing in on this trend, and don’t exactly know what they’re doing. (Like the salon I originally went to for my disaster digital perm.