One 'n Only Shiny Silver Perm
I have used this product many times and always happy with the outcome.
There are just too many things to tell about the outcome so I will just say I intend to stick with it.
April 1, 2014
Curl or Uncurl
This product is falbulous! I have naturally very curly gray hair. I use this as a reverse perm. Instead of putting my hair in curlers and then applying the perm, I apply the perm on my hair and gently comb it through once and cover my head. I wait for the processing time to end, I apply the rest of the products and THEN I curl my hair with curlers appropriate for my hair length. This is better than straightening my hair with flat irons or other harsher chemicals!
December 23, 2012
This perm is phenomenal.
I gave it to my mother-in-law in late November. She has virgin hair (no color at all,) and her natural color is chestnut brown shot through all over with fine grays. The general texture of her hair is fine, but not thin, and very straight.
As of today, April 14th, it is still curly, shiny, and pretty. The curl has softened, but her hair, usually very dry, even without a perm, is still moist, bouncy, and beautiful. I'm giving her another perm this week, but only because when I cut it as short as she wants it now, I will have to cut off the perm with the ends.
Process: I wrapped it with water, sprayed it with a fine mist of water all over after the wrap to equalize the wetness. Then I saturated each curl thoroughly with solution, and capped it with a plastic shower cap. The timing was about what the auto-timing instructions called for, maybe just a minute or two less when a firm S wave appeared in a partially unrolled curl. I rinsed for exactly 5 minutes (timed with a timer) and blotted well with a ton of paper towels before neutralizing.
This process works beautifully every time, but the quality of the perm goes a long way to determine how moist and resilient the hair will be after the perm.
One and Only is the best perm I've ever used for gray, partially gray, or fine virgin hair. I recommend it highly.
April 14, 2011
Best Perm for Grey Hair
I have permed my mom's hair for years and have noticed that when her hair started to get grey, it became more difficult to curl. I would use regular "cold" perms at the time on her hair with no problems on getting a curl before the grey really set in. I now needed something with more curling power and saw this product. There is nothing hard in using this product. The self timing is perfect!
I did notice too that when the final lotion is added (for grey hair & conditioning), it gave a color to her hair that I just Love! Like a Natural Silver Highlight. (before it would be just white).
It does have a strong perm smell the waving lotion but try the Zotos Fresh EFX (perm deodorizer) with it. It works!
Over all, I will be using this from here on out. Thank you ONe & Only for having this perming product.
June 15, 2010