A perm should grow out in about a year. At this point, the relaxed hair can be cut off, leaving behind a short, natural hairstyle.
Produced by chemically relaxing or setting hair into waves or curls, the perm is as permanent as the name implies. There is no way to restore the natural texture of permed hair. However, it is possible to grow out permed hair and restore a natural hairstyle. This is a long process that can take up to a year for a short hairstyle to grow out. Essence Magazine states that human hair grows at a rate of about a quarter inch per month. Those who want a long hair style may have to keep growing hair out for a second year.
African Americans will really notice the natural texture returning to their hair when it grows out about 5 inches. It is difficult to allow hair to reach this point as chemically relaxed hair is prone to breakage at the point where the old hair meets the new growth. Additionally, the new growth texture may be dramatically different from the texture of the relaxed strands, making it difficult to style. With persistence and patience, it is possible to grow out the hair and restore natural texture.Learn More
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Fertilizer is a hair product that promises to improve the health of the hair and scalp. It moisturizes the hair to strengthen it and allow for growth.Full Answer >
An overnight hair mask is applied to the hair and the scalp and left on overnight. Overnight hair masks help improve hair texture and appearance.Full Answer >
Perms and other chemical treatments can only be removed by cutting, but the smell and damaging effects can be minimized while growing the hair out. To remove a perm, treat it with tomato juice to get rid of the smell, deep condition the hair and get regular trims. Removing a chemical process from the hair takes several months and requires tomatoes, deep conditioners and heavy moisturizers.Full Answer >
Depilatory creams such as Veet, Sally Hansen and Nair do not make hair grow back darker; creams do not blunt the tip of the hair shaft like shaving, so hair is actually less likely to look dark and coarse when it is growing back. No hair removal process causes hair to grow back darker and coarser. This is just a common myth.Full Answer >