Styling, straitening, bleaching, and dyeing hair have become more and more popular today. However, to maintain the hair beautiful and healthy, we need to have special treatment for hair after damage. Now, let MCSARA provide some tips showing how to take care of permed hair!
What is permed hair?
We can say that getting a perm involves the use of chemicals which help break the inner bonds in each strand of your hair. Afterward, when the bonds have been broken, the hair is reshaped and curled with the use of hot rods and rollers. As a result, the new shape is made permanent with the help of a neutralizer. Hair can also be straightened with perms. There’s no denying the fact that this process is similar to using hair relaxers, but it doesn’t involve as many steps.
Types of perms
Regularly, there are two types of perms for you to choose from. They are digital perms having another name, hot perms, and cold perms.
As we can see, digital perms involve an initial relaxing treatment that prepares your hair and taking about an hour. In the next step, heated curling rods are used to form looser curves and waves. In the final step, the hair is put in several rollers hooked to an electronic device that regulates temperature. The process takes from three to four hours, possibly longer depending on hair length and thickness.
On the other hand, cold perms are the traditional method. And with this method, your hair is soaked with an alkaline compound before it’s tightly wound into smaller curls and ringlets set by rollers. It is undeniable that this creates a tighter pattern with a digital perm would. However, as with all perms, the waves will relax and become looser over time. The processing time is about two hours.
When you want to get permed hair, the salon specialist can help you decide which method is best for you. Besides, here is a handy chart with the major pros and cons of each that you can refer to:
It is said that permed hair can last up to 6 months, depending on how fast your hair grows and how you treat it. We need to treat and take care of permed hair differently than non-permed hair. If you want to make a perm last long and look shiny, here are a number of things you can do.
How to take care of permed hair?
- Avoid using shampoo for the first 24-72 hours after getting a perm:
For this first 24-72 hours after you get a perm, don’t wash or condition your hair. There’s no doubt that this keeps the water or other chemicals from deactivating your perm and making your curls fall apart. This is one of the key elements that help keep your perm fresher for a longer time. You should make sure to keep your hair as dry as possible, especially if it is raining or snowing outside. Using a dry shampoo or another product until you can get your hair wet is one of the best ways to keep your hair not wet for the first 24-72 hours after getting a perm.
- Use shampoo made for curls and curl-enhancing products:
We should avoid creamy formulas, which can weigh the curls down. After getting a perm, you have to use suitable shampoo for your damaged hair. Try a conditioner with protein and minerals.
- Keep it loose:
To have a great appearance, you may want to make the most of your new perm with different styles that require pins, barrettes, or winding your hair. You may even want to get your hair out of your face to play sports or study. However, because your hair is still settling from the perm, it’s important to let your locks flow loosely for a few days after your perm. Putting your hair in a ponytail, braid, or other styles that require accessories can reshape parts of your hair with dents and may even break off fragile hair. Therefore, you should make sure to tie it as loosely as possible to keep your hair back without leaving a mark.
- Condition & Moisturize:
As you know, just like any chemical hair treatment, your hair will most likely be a little damaged after the perm. One thing you have to remember is to make sure to use a conditioner every time you wash hair and if your hair seems a little frizzy, go for a deep-conditioning treatment to add extra moisture to your locks.
If the shampoo cleans the scalp, a conditioner is completely for hair. Because shampoo makes our hair dry so that you need a conditioner. The conditioner plays an important role in moisturizing your hair and making them silky and smooth which prevents your hair from breakage and damage. Besides, it also helps in getting rid of dry and frizzy hair.
- Forget your hairdryer:
Do you know that the heat from a hairdryer can create unwanted frizz, damage, and split ends? If you need to blow dry your hair, you can use a diffuser to keep the curl without the frizz and wait until it dry. Besides, you can wrap your wet hair with a towel to let it dry naturally.
- Use a wide-toothed comb:
You must remember to detangle your hair carefully with a wide-toothed comb after you’ve finished rinsing your hair. If you comb your hair too often, it can also make your hair frizzy and lose its shape more quickly. This also makes your hair damaged. Moreover, make sure the teeth of your comb are spaced widely apart so that your curls are not split into little pieces that may frizz.
It is said that comb your hair after you’ve applied conditioner while it’s still wet, which helps prevent breakage.
Using your fingers to comb your hair is a good choice if you don’t have a wide-toothed comb.
- Trim your hair regularly:
Getting regular trims can keep your curls bouncy and your hair healthy. Because your hair will continue to grow and extra weight which can weigh down your curls, you should trim your hair regularly.
- The less heat, the better:
Apart from hairdryers, you should avoid straightening your hair with an iron. No doubt that straightening your hair can not only create frizz and damage, but it can also loosen your curls.
- Avoid dyes, highlights, and any other chemical treatment for at least the next month.
All the above are some hair care tips for permed hair that anyone can learn. If you do, your beautiful permed curly or wavy hair will last you the whole winter long – and well into spring too! Hopefully, the above sharing will help you have more ideas for taking care of your permed hair.
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