After hair is treated by the keratin straightening system, it must not be washed or come into contact with water for 72 hours. During this 3-day period, the hair should not be pulled or clipped back. Anything that can leave an impression in the hair, such as sunglasses or a hat, should be avoided.
If the hair comes into contact with water during the 72-hour period, the hair should be blown dry and flat ironed using low to medium heat as soon as possible.
People who do not want to wait 72 hours to wash their hair should consider the Express Blow Out keratin treatment, as this treatment allows hair to be washed after 8 hours.Learn More
To avoid irritating the scalp and hair, wash it about four days prior to using a relaxer. Shampoo often contains ingredients that strip the hair and scalp of moisture and necessary oils.Full Answer >
Wait to wash your hair for at least 24 hours after you get a perm. During the first 24 hours, your hair is getting accustomed to the chemicals. It is also abundantly fragile during this time.Full Answer >
Most hairstylists recommend waiting for about a week before washing the hair after getting a relaxer. This is the best way to make sure the hair adjusts to the chemical treatment and the results last.Full Answer >
Beauty experts recommend not using shampoo or conditioner on the hair for at least 48 hours after getting a perm, though some specially prepared shampoos can be used after 24 hours. The consensus is that shampooing too soon affects the hair's pH balance, which in turn affects the perm.Full Answer >