It is often said that perms cause thinning hair, but is this true?
It is true that perms do cause some damage to the hair and scalp, but it is not so much that perms are the direct cause of thinning hair, but rather that the hair care method used after perms is incorrect, which often results in thinning hair.
To avoid thinning hair after a perm, know how to take care of your hair correctly!
Frequent application will cause no small amount of damage.
Although I said that “perms themselves do not directly lead to hair thinning,” perm solutions do cause damage to the hair and scalp, in no small way.
In perms, a chemical agent containing a reducing agent is first used to cut the keratin molecules that form the hair. Next, the hair is wrapped around a rod to change the shape of the hair, and an oxidizing agent is used to recombine the keratin molecules to create a wave shape in the hair.
Since the structure of the hair is being changed using strong chemicals, you can see that there is no small amount of damage, but if this process is done frequently, the hair and scalp will naturally continue to be damaged, which could result in hair thinning.
When perms are applied, it is best to reduce the frequency of perms and to leave a period of time between perms in order to prevent thinning hair.
Better not to shampoo for 2-3 days.
Since the chemicals have not completely absorbed into the hair after a perm, shampooing on the same day is of course a no-no. Also, the scalp is sensitive after a perm, so avoid scrubbing, and use a hypoallergenic shampoo instead of a strong detergent for 2 to 3 days.
Treatment protects cuticles
The cuticle, which protects the moisture in the hair and makes it moist and shiny, is no longer able to protect the moisture if it is completely stripped off, causing the hair to become dry.
The more frequently the cuticle is permed, the more damage accumulates, and eventually the cuticle peels off. This is the reason why hair tends to become dry after perms.
Therefore, after perms, it is a condition for healthy hair to take care of your hair with daily treatments in order to prevent loss of moisture protection.
Scalp massage puts you in a position to grow healthy hair.
In order for healthy hair to grow, the scalp must be kept clean and healthy. Therefore, it is important to massage the scalp on a regular basis to improve blood circulation.
You can also choose a water perm or other hair-friendly perm.
These days, some perms are gentler on hair than others.
One way to take care of thinning hair is to dare to choose perms that are less harsh on the hair, such as water perms, which use micronized steam instead of reducing agents that cut the hair and cause less damage to the scalp, and digital perms, which are long-lasting.