Should I treat after a perm? Or not? If you have such questions, we recommend a technique that can make the most of your permanent curls!
Is it necessary to have a treatment right after a perm even if it is recommended?
When you get a perm at a salon, they often recommend a treatment. I know it can cause damage… but I don’t want it to be a separate menu and cost more than 3,000 yen.
By the way, do I have to have the treatment in this case? It is fine if the salon has a solid hair care policy, but in salons that do not, treatments that only improve the appearance of the hair are used.
Treatments have a high coating power on the hair surface, so at first glance it looks like the damaged hair has been repaired, but it only covers the outer surface and leaves scraggly hair inside. If you don’t have a correct description of the treatment, it is better to refuse it and not damage your hair.
The more severe the damage, the less treatment is possible after a perm!
Depending on hair quality and the degree of damage, perms are easier to remove on healthy hair or hair that is naturally straight, while perms are easier to apply and harder to remove on damaged hair. If the hair is too damaged, curls may not come out properly, so care should be taken in styling after the treatment.
We recommend using a rinse-off type treatment and scrunching it after towel-drying to restore the shape of the perm, so that beautiful curls can be maintained for a long time.
Three major techniques for post-perm treatments.
Here we will focus on three tips to make your permanent wave curls look beautiful and last longer.
- Know the true effect of the treatment.
If you are going to use a treatment after your perm, make sure you know whether the treatment only coats the surface or nourishes the hair. Treatments that only coat the hair will only make it look temporarily beautiful, but will end up damaging the hair and worsening the damage.
- What if I want to style my hair after treatment?
If you are going to do permanent styling after treatment, avoid using a comb to repeatedly extend the hair. When drying with a hair dryer, it is recommended to blow dry your hair with a combing motion, as pulling will cause curls to disappear.
- Decide on a treatment based on the damage from the perm.
Depending on the type of treatment, the more damaged your hair is, the easier it will be for the perm to fall out if you use a treatment. Make sure you know the normal condition of your hair and check if it is OK to use a treatment with this damage.
If you adjust the treatment according to the damage condition of your hair, your perm will last longer.