Getting a perm is a great way to get rid of lanky or straight hair without having to heat style your locks every single day. Plus, it creates more volume and texture. But because perming is a process that is heavily based on chemicals, quality care is needed to maintain healthy, shiny curls.
Here are some tips on how to keep your hair healthy and give your perm a more lasting hold.
Avoid washing your hair
Unless your Broomfield hairstylist tells you otherwise, wait at least 48 hours after you walk out of the salon before washing your hair. During the first few days, the chemicals that were used on your hair are still working to set your curls. The curls may lose effectiveness if you wash them too soon.
Choose your hair products wisely
Use a shampoo that is specially made for chemically treated hair. Avoid creamy formulas, which can weigh your curls down.
Permed Colorado hair needs more moisture as compared to non-treated hair. Because of that, daily conditioning is a must for permed hair. Also, use a deep conditioning treatment once a week.
Regular conditioning will keep your hair softer and restore moisture and luster to your locks; thus, preventing damage. It also serves as a detangler. Remember, damaged Colorado hair looks pretty bad regardless of how you choose to style it.
Permed hair needs special and gentle care when combing and detangling. You simply cannot run the comb through your hair. Use a wide toothed comb or simply untangle the knots using your fingers.
Air drying is the best way to dry your locks. While it’s okay to blow dry your hair once in a while, frequent blow drying is not good for the health of your hair. This can mess up your curls, causing them to frizz and wave rather than coil. Avoid the blow dryer whenever possible.