Many of you may have taken the trouble to get a perm, but it comes off too soon or doesn’t last long…. Many of you may be troubled by the fact that your perms do not go on properly. Here, we will introduce in detail the causes of perms that do not go on and the countermeasures to deal with them.
What are the three main causes of perms not working?
Why do perms sometimes not go on properly when I have them done at a hair salon? Below are three major causes of perms that do not go well.
- hair damage is progressing
Perms work by penetrating chemicals to break the bonds of hair proteins and then rejoin them in a curled or straightened state. If perms are repeated frequently, the nutrients inside the hair are leached out and the hair becomes scraggly, reducing the area where the chemicals can act, making perms more difficult to apply. The same applies to coloring, so if you usually have perms or coloring in a short span of time, it is possible that your hair damage is progressing and perms are becoming more difficult to apply. 2.
- stiff hair, which makes it difficult for the perm solution to penetrate
Stiff hair often has a thicker layer of scaly overlapping cuticles, which may make it difficult for the perm solution to penetrate.
- using shampoos containing coating agents
If you are a regular user of shampoos containing coating agents, it is possible that a film is formed on your hair, preventing the permanent wave from penetrating the hair and making it difficult to get a perm.
So what measures should be taken to address these causes? Below are two countermeasures.
- First, review your hair care at home.
If hair damage has progressed, first review your hair care at home by taking care of your daily treatments and using shampoos that are gentle to your hair and scalp and do not contain coating agents. If you have been frequently perming or coloring your hair, it is also important to avoid further damage to your hair by taking at least 3 months between perms.
- Consult with your stylist before perm treatment.
If your hair is damaged and you are having difficulty getting a perm, tell your stylist in advance that you are having difficulty getting a perm, and have him or her take a good look at your hair before deciding on the type of perm and the chemicals to use.
When consulting with your stylist, be sure to tell him or her when you had your last perm, what kind of perm you had, how long it lasted, what kind of shampoo/treatment you usually use, and how you style your hair in the morning, and ask for his or her advice. At that time, it is also helpful to ask about hair care methods for damaged hair to help you maintain beautiful hair.
Assess the condition of your hair and take action!
Fluffy permed hair is every woman’s dream. Even those who cannot get perms can get beautiful perms if they take the proper measures. First, consult with your stylist at a hair salon to get a clear picture of your hair condition!