Have you ever had a permanent wave but found it difficult to style properly or came off too soon? Here we will explain why this happens, and show you how to take care of your perm properly.
Is shampooing on the day of a perm a no-no?
Ideally, do not wash your hair for two to three days after having a perm. After the cuticle is opened and the protein bonds inside the hair are severed by the perm solution, the hair is bent with rods or other means and further bonded again in that state to create the wave.
The hair that has been acted upon by the perm chemicals is slowly exposed to the oxygen in the air over a long period of time to allow the perm to set in. If you wash your hair on the day of perm application, the cuticle is not fully closed and the internal bonds are unstable, so the hair’s internal bonds will be leaked out and the perm will fall out easily. It is said that it takes about 48 hours after the treatment for the perm to finally take root, so if you shampoo your hair before it takes root, it may not last as long, which is why it is best to avoid shampooing on the same day.
If you cannot stand the itchiness, we recommend rinsing with lukewarm water. Also, while rinsing is fine, treatments should be avoided during periods of perm instability because they penetrate the hair’s interior.
Curl by wetting with water.
It is important to replenish moisture because permed hair is drier than the normal amount of moisture in healthy hair.
The first step in styling your hair when you have a perm is to moisten your hair moderately to correct the sleeping habit and to bring out the curl of the perm. When your hair is dry, the perm will stretch and look like it has been removed, but by wetting it, the curl will come out.
When drying your hair with a hair dryer after shampooing or styling your hair, dry your hair from the roots and wrap your fingers around the ends to make them curl.
What kind of blowers do you want to keep the volume down?
If you have trouble with volubility in your hair, it is often due to the fact that you tend to apply it to the entire hair in an appropriate manner. Applying the hair dryer properly from above and using your hands to hold the hair down will help reduce the appearance of volubility.
Blow-drying tips to improve frizzy hair
Pulling the hair slowly but not too hard, while starting from the root of the hair with a hand comb, will calm down the kinks. Pulling slowly but not too hard, while running a hand comb through the roots of the hair, will help to settle the kinks.
Since frizzy hair is more susceptible to damage, it is important to take better care of it than straight hair. In particular, be careful not to apply the hair dryer to one area too much.
If you have been having trouble getting your hair the way you want it, please take this opportunity to review how you blow-dry your hair. You will enjoy styling your hair more than usual!