Some people think, “I had a perm once, but I don’t like it”, “It’s been a week since I had a perm, and I’m already tired of it”, or “Perm is not allowed at school. I had a perm only during the summer vacation, but now that school is about to start, I want to get rid of it.
But don’t be tempted to do it! Removing a perm is actually a big risk.
This is the risk in the method of removing the perm.
When it comes to removing a perm with the perm still in place properly, it is a matter of straightening the hair.
Straightening is a method of stretching hair using heat and chemicals. It is more powerful than a straight perm, which uses chemicals to “record” curls, and can straighten even the strongest frizzy hair.
However, because of this, hair straightening is also tremendously damaging to the hair. Some experts say that it is “one of the three most damaging of all hair care plans.
Even under normal conditions, hair is severely damaged. If you apply this hair straightening within a month of having a perm, you will have to add the “damage you will receive during the straightening process” to the “damage you received during the perm”. This cannot be good for your hair.
In the case of someone who had a perm and dyed their hair because “it’s summer vacation,” the damage from washing their hair will be added to this.
How do I get the perm off while still working on my hair?
Therefore, if possible, we would like to take methods other than straightening hair. There are three main ways to do this.
- Wait for time to pass.
This is definitely the least damaging method for the hair. It is said that perms will fall off naturally about 4 months after the treatment. If you are an early adopter, it will fall off in about 2 months. If you brush your hair to elongate it, it can be removed even faster.
- Have a perm remover used.
One method used by hair salons is to use a perm remover. This is different from “curing and straightening frizzy hair,” and is simply “using a chemical to remove perms.
Therefore, the hair is restored to its original texture. It does not damage hair more than straightening.
- Cosmetic Perm (Cosmetic Straightening)
This is a perm that causes less damage to the hair. Instead of using strong chemicals (quasi-drugs) like a straight perm, this method creates naturally straight hair by applying a perm that is classified as “cosmetic.
There are several ways to remove perms without overworking the hair. We would like to consult with your hair stylist to help you decide.