Sometimes you just need a overhaul of your hairstyle, which could mean a perm is in your near future. A perm is a great way to reshape your hair, whether your natural hairstyle is wavy, kinky, straight or curly. While perms are great for achieving a new hairstyle, you have to take good care of your hair even more than you normally do. The chemicals used in a perm can potentially damage your hair if you don’t have a quality hair care routine. Here are some tips for caring for your newly permed hair.
Let Your Permed Hair Settle
If you want to get the best results from your perm, leave your hair alone as much as possible. While it’s tempting to run your fingers through your newly curled hair, the chemicals used during the process need time in order to permanently hold the shape of your hair.
Keep your hair as loose as possible and refrain from washing it for at least a couple days after you get the perm. If you feel the need to style your hair, just gently run your fingers through it and don’t use a comb or brush right away.
Choose Special Hair Care Products
Permed hair needs more quality hair care than your normal hair. You could start by incorporating a good sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. These products will be much gentler on your hair, but you should still only wash it once a week for several weeks. If your hair seems to be drying out too much for whatever reason, you can incorporate a little bit of hydrating shampoo to restore some of the moisture.
Style and Touch Up Sensibly
When you get a perm, you shouldn’t have to style your hair very much since it has a naturally pleasing appearance already. If you still feel the need to, avoid brushing it as much as possible. Instead use a wide-tooth comb to comb through your hair gently so you don’t damage the individual strands. You should also remove heat products from your quality hair care routine after a perm. Heat from a blow dryer or curling iron could damage your permed hair.
Following these tips will help you make the most of your permed hair. Whether you need a quality sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, or you just need other styling tips, Remysoft is here to help. Be sure to contact us for help on making your permed hair look great for weeks, or even months!