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Can I shampoo my hair after a perm if the perm didn't take?

I got my hair permed last night and it didn't take. It's more of a wave than a spiral perm. To top it off the stylist put way to much gel stuff in my hair and it is stiff. Not even a curly stiff, nasty stiff. My question is, can I shampoo now rather than waiting a day or so, and condition really well and go to a DIFFERENT salon and get someone to fix this mess?

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I would wait the full 2 days since that's protocol. That way, the salon won't have a way out of giving you another perm free of charge. Did she know the perm didn't take when you left? Also, I would not request another perm. I would request my money back. Perms are no-brainers. Either she didn't know what she was doing or is using VERY old perm solution. You should go somewhere else.

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I think you can wash your hair and condition it. You should use a conditioner that is for damaged or permed hair so as to avoid any complications. You can also consult a hairdresser for more professional advice.

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Go ahead and wash your hair the damage is done! Next go back back to your hairdresser and ask to have perm redone in a couple days. At the very least they can condition your hair until they redue the botched perm at no cost to you remember you have already paid once!

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If it didn't take and you don't want the frizz yes you can!!

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Wait to shampoo and condition until you first contact who did it. They will try to blame it on you not waiting to shampoo. As for going to another salon, first I would at least call the stylist who did it and let them know you aren't happy with it. They might want to offer to make it right for you and whatever they need to do to fix it should be no extra cost. If it is beyond repair, you should get a full refund. I have been a stylist for over 20 years and thats how i would handle it. If you want to go to another salon is fine too, you will just have to pay for it all over again. I have had my hair messed up before (not perms or color, just haircuts) and that's all it took for me not to have that stylist again.

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