A body wave is a loose curl that results in a wave pattern rather than a tight roll because the sections of hair are wrapped around larger rollers than the ones used for other types of perms. Rollers are often inserted in varying and natural patterns to create a soft and natural looking wave. While the diameter of the rod may vary, most waves will be loose enough to wear a variety of looks.
Body waves change the texture of the hair in a long-lasting way. However, the waviness and amount of volume you see during the first and second weeks are far different from what you’ll have after two to three months since the waves may drastically relax over time. How much time you’ll get out of your body wave style will depend on how well you care for your hair (keep it moisturised!) as well as the length and cut.
It’s important to know what to expect and how to care for your permed hair before you get started, so we always recommend coming in to see us for a complimentary consultation. This is the best way to determine if this style of body wave will suit you and your lifestyle.