What is Asian Afro Perm?
We’re all probably more familiar with chemical hair straightening or loose curly perm methods. The Asian Afro Perm has the reverse affect of your more traditional straightening or loose curly perms.
Asian Afro Perm is typically used on naturally silky straight hair to achieve a more fuller/coarse textured look, making the hair go from straight/wavy to coily.
An afro perm is made by not straightening the hair. It is made by creating hair bonds that make the hair curl. The hair stylist makes the hair into a new shape, using perming rods or rollers, and allows the new shape to develop.
Due to the coily texture of the hair created by the Asian Afro Perm, the technique can also be used on naturally silky straight hair to prior to creating dreadlocks or twist hairstyles.
The afro perm hairstyle originates from East Asian culture being influenced and intrigued by Black culture.
With the whole wave of Reggae and Hip Hop music in China and Japan the fusion was bound to happen. Some East Asian’s have been gravitating towards Afro Perms aka Reggae Perms and also dread perms, cornrows and braids in general.
Isn’t that odd that we as a culture don’t wear our hair natural but they want to?