Even after going through the trouble of getting a perm, some people get it quickly and others keep their beautiful waves for a long time. In general, the more moisture in the hair, the more clearly the waves appear. In other words, the durability of perms is related to the amount of moisture in the hair. With just a little care before going to bed, you can keep your hair adequately hydrated and have beautiful permed hair.
Moisture is needed for perms.
To maintain the beautiful waves applied by perms, the hair must have sufficient moisture content. In the case of a typical cold perm, the hair absorbs water to maintain the wave. We have all experienced this, and the reason permanent hair becomes limp as soon as it gets wet is because of the increased moisture content in the hair.
Dry hair makes it difficult to style beautifully with permanent hair.
Don’t leave it wet.
Although not limited to permed hair, all hair care must be completed before going to bed at night. Never sleep with wet hair after shampooing because it is too much trouble or because you are tired. If you sleep with wet hair, the cuticles will peel off due to friction with the pillow, damaging your hair and causing perms to fall out.
Even the strongest hair is slightly damaged when it is permed. Sleeping with wet hair magnifies that damage.
Moderate drying and moisture retention
After shampooing, most people use a hair dryer to dry their hair. At this time, we must be careful not to over-dry our hair, which can cause it to become dry. It is best to use the hair dryer primarily as if you were drying your scalp. Once the scalp is dry, stop the dryer when there is still moisture in the hair.
About 20% of the moisture should remain. To dry your hair completely is to deprive it of the moisture it needs.
Finally, moisturizing care
To prevent moisture evaporation, hair needs protection after drying. Use a hair cream or a conditioner used after drying hair to prevent evaporation of moisture from the hair. When applying conditioner, be careful not to apply too much.
If you apply too much and your hair becomes sticky, it will ruin your hair after you have shampooed it. Take an appropriate amount of conditioner on your palm and apply it to your entire hair.
The steps may make hair care a chore. However, if you make it a habit before bedtime, it is surprisingly easy to continue. Remember to take care of your hair to maintain beautiful waves that will not be damaged by perms.