If the perm has left the curls too tight, the curls need to be conditioned with a heavy conditioning treatment that is rich in moisture. Weighing down the curls helps stretch them out so that they are not as tight. When styling the hair, leave-in conditioner and a serum that fights frizz should be used on a daily basis to help weigh the hair down.
It is best to wait one or two weeks before coloring your hair after getting a perm. This period of time allows the strands to normalize again after the chemical process of perming.Full Answer >
After a perm, it is advisable to wait at least 48 hours before shampooing the hair. Permed hair is fragile after undergoing this chemical process, and waiting to wash the hair gives it a chance to adjust. It is best to use shampoo and conditioner designed for chemically treated hair.Full Answer >
A standard perm uses ammonium thioglycolate to break the natural disulfide bonds that create the natural texture of hair while it's in curlers. Then, a neutralizing agent stops the bond-breaking process and allows the hair to form new bonds that lock it into the shape of the curlers.Full Answer >
A beach perm is a natural-looking perm with soft, easily styled waves rather than tight curls. The term comes from the relaxed look of the hair after a day at the beach.Full Answer >