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Early Egyptians and perming hair

Permanently curling hair goes back to the beginning of civilisation. The early Egyptians wound hair around sticks, coated it with clay and baked it in the sun...
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Heating Irons

At the beginning of this century a system of perming was introduced which consisted of winding the hair, spirally, from points to roots, around sticks or curlers, securing the points by tying with string...
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Electric heating

Hot perming systems were used, in many forms, up to the end of the Second World War. The first systems had the disadvantage of excessive heat being used over prolonged periods...
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Wireless perming systems

After electric heating systems, for perming hair, came wireless perming systems, which did not require clients to be directly attached to an electric machine. This was another disadvantage of earlier systems...
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Tepid perming

Tepid perming was introduced about the same time as the first wireless and machineless systems but was a method of perming which did not require the use of a machine. Tepid perming consisted of croquignole winding...
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Cold perming

When the cold perming system was introduced in this country on a large scale, in 1946, its action on hair was harsh and rough, but it soon became the most popular system in use. It is not vastly superior to the earlier...
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Semi permanents

Semi permanent waving systems have been introduced which produce a curl in hair which gradually relaxes over a period of six to eight weeks. These are popular since gentle effects and enough body to hold modern styles are...
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