The era of the modern perm has arrived. Perms are back and have gone a long way from the ’80s trends. Perms employ chemicals to change the structure of your hair, but don’t be afraid of permanent hairstyles. With the appropriate nourishment and care, you can undo a perm for straight hair or acquire a perm for straight hair. Yes, we can! Let’s get started straight now. Today we’re exploring perms, relaxers, and how to get a great hairdo you adore at your next salon perm session.
“Perm” is a chemical treatment that permanently transforms the hair follicle. Perms curl straight hair and straighten curly hair. Hair breakage following both types of perms is expected, so check your hair is healthy before booking either.
Once you’ve shampooed and deep conditioned your hair, you can begin to loosen your perm. For the first 72 hours, do everything you can to loosen the perm as much as possible. Approximately six months after getting your first perm, you can “undo” it by returning to a straight look.
Should You Take Curl Perms Or Not?
Relaxers are also known as perms for straightening curly or coily hair. Get a perm if you have curly, coily, or natural curls and want to relax your curls chemically. To prevent further hair damage and breakage, avoid using relaxers for the time being if your hair is already thin, bleached, or fried.
Go ahead and make that perm session if your hair seems and feels healthy. Touch-ups every six to ten weeks are recommended to keep your hair looking sleek and straight. Using relaxers more frequently can lead to damaged hair that is more prone to breaking. Don’t wait too long to schedule your next perm treatment; otherwise, your growing hair will be at risk between the straight and relaxing sessions.
How To Keep Your Straight Perm Hair Healthy?
There are a few tips to keep your straight hair healthy.
- To encourage healthy hair growth, apply mild hair oil to your scalp.
- Using a sulfate-free shampoo such as Color Protecting Shampoo, wash your hair no more than once a week.
- Make sure your hair stays hydrated! To maintain the health of your locks, use deep conditioners and other treatments.
- Keep the heat styling to a minimum. Daily use of your flat or curling iron will lead to roughness, damage, and breakage. Wet sets, satin rollers, wrapping, and Flexi rod sets are some style methods that don’t use a lot of heat and won’t dry out your permed hair with a hair dryer.
- Use a silk pillowcase to give your hair some extra TLC while sleeping.
- Have you noticed any split ends? Set an appointment for a quick trim (and be sure to add hair oil to your ends, too).
How Can You Undo A Perm?
Absolutely Yes! Wash your hair as soon as possible. As a general rule, stylists advise waiting 48 hours before shampooing a perm after it has had time to neutralize for at least 28 hours. Cleanse and moisturize your hair with Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner to remove the effects of a perm or relax. This will also help relax your curls.
Cover your curls with a shower cap and leave on a deep conditioning treatment or hot oil treatment for several hours. Alternatively, you can leave it in your curly hair overnight and then rinse it in the morning. Overprocessed hair might suffer from frizz due to a lack of deep conditioning, which can help release the tight curls from your newest perm.
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