Daily hair care is essential for maintaining perms. Although perms gradually weaken over time, they can be made to last longer by applying appropriate care based on the condition of the hair and the way the perm is applied.
To heal hair damaged by perms, a healthy diet is the first step!
The principle of perms is that chemicals are used to break the bonds between the 100,000 or so fibers inside the hair and then rejoin them after the desired hairstyle has been created. Because the chemicals are chemically quite powerful, damage to the hair and scalp is inevitable. This point should be kept in mind first. When hair and scalp are damaged, the hair tends to lack moisture and nutrients. When this happens, the hair loses its tautness and the perm weakens. Therefore, the first and most important step in maintaining perms is to treat damaged hair and provide it with adequate nourishment. A healthy, well-balanced diet is first and foremost essential for this. Do not go on an unreasonable diet.
Things to keep in mind when washing hair after a perm.
In terms of daily care, washing the hair is also important. After a perm, the hair is damaged, and it takes some time for the chemicals to fix the hairstyle. Therefore, as much as possible, do not wash your hair on the day of treatment. If you are concerned about the smell, wash with warm water and rinse only. When using shampoo, we recommend a mildly acidic shampoo made from an amino acid-based detergent. Although the cleaning power is a little weak, it is less irritating to the hair and scalp, and is suitable for hair damaged by perms. Treatments are products that repair damaged hair. Therefore, it is effective when used after the haircut is established. It keeps the hair style and hair moisture.
Dry hair carefully and beware of towels and brushes.
After bathing, first of all, do not rub your hair with a towel. This will damage the hair and cause the perm to fall apart. For the same reason, combing with a comb or brush is not recommended. Use a hand comb as a basic combing technique and do not apply excessive force. When drying hair, avoid natural drying as it causes excessive moisture loss. Use a hair dryer to dry hair thoroughly from the roots. This should be done especially carefully in the case of hot perms, where the curls appear more clearly the drier the hair is, and light styling is recommended. However, be careful not to use the hair dryer at too high a temperature, as this will also damage the hair.
Choose styling products according to the type of perm and the condition of your hair.
Styling products will depend on the type of perm applied and the condition of the hair. For cold perms, which curl when wet, a gel or mousse with high moisture retention is recommended. For hot perms, it is better to keep the hair dry, so wax or hair cream is recommended. In terms of hair and scalp health, hair growth products are also effective to some extent in maintaining perms. However, since it is difficult to see a visible effect, do not expect too much.
Daily care is thus essential for the maintenance and upkeep of perms. Let’s acquire the correct knowledge to keep our hair healthy and beautiful.