A body wave is a loose curl that different with other styles hair , because the sections of hair are wrapped around larger rollers than the ones used for other types of perms. When manufacturers process the human hair in a body wave, the result is a consistent deep “S” pattern through the whole bundle of hair, virgin body wave hair bundles also tend to have a shiny feel and appearance.
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 moisturized!) as well as the length and cut. After three months, there may be little evidence that you ever had a body wave, but your hair may feel different to the touch or behave differently than it did prior to the process.
This type of hair is soft, smooth and natural.When cared for properly, this hair type can last longer. No special maintenance needs to be done on the hair. Generally, body wave hair will match any clothing.
Choosing a Body Wave
There are several reasons you may want to consider a body wave. You may want to add body to a lifeless style, or hope to add some waves to your long locks. Perhaps you are tired of daily styling and feel this will offer a lower-maintenance solution.
Consult with your stylist before making the commitment to a body wave. In general, body waves are good for:
Men and women who have natural curls that lack definition and shape;
Those who want to give their natural curls a boost but keep them relaxed without tight;
People with good hair want more hold and body in their hairstyles;
Those who are willing to try out with creams and serums to see which ones work best for their hair, as perms are low-maintenance but still require some product to look their best;
People with straight hair want a bit more texture and movement.