Permed hair is making a comeback. If you don’t have naturally curly hair, caring for permed hair may be puzzling. For best results, you should take care of your permed hair as someone with naturally curly hair would take care of theirs. Here are the ins and outs of the best hair care for permed hair:
1. Don’t Wash Your Hair Right Away
Anyone who has seen the movie Legally Blonde knows not to wash newly permed hair for at least 48 hours. You need to let the chemicals sit on the hair for it to be effective. So, wait at least 48 hours or as advised by your hairstylist.
2. Use the Correct Hair Care Products
Getting a perm, like any chemical treatments can be damaging and drying to your hair. To keep vibrancy, moisturizing is key. Jaci’s Curly Shampoo is designed to restore nourishment for curly or wavy hair. The Curly Conditioner seals the cuticle to lock in moisture and add a protective barrier. Together, these two hair care products will keep your curls soft and well defined.
3. Try The Hair Plopping Technique
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Curly hair gals use a technique called hair plopping to dry their hair. This technique prevents frizz and gives curly hair extra volume. After washing your hair, wrap your hair with a shirt like a turban. Leave this on overnight to reveal volumized, bouncy curls in the morning.
4. Be Gentle With Your Hair
Avoid tight hairstyles like buns and ponytails, which make the hair brittle. A wide-toothed comb is also a better choice for brushing as it will detangle knots without disrupting the natural coils of your newly permed hair.
5. Sleep On Silk
Waking up with messy, tangled curly hair is a headache. Not only is it difficult to untangle permed hair, but you canl also end up with frizzy curls. Minimize this by sleeping on a silk pillowcase or sleep with your hair tied in a silk scarf. Silk minimizes friction while you sleep, so you wake up with gorgeous hair needing less help!
Although perming treatments have improved a lot since the 1980s, the process can still be damaging and drying. Take extra care of permed hair by using hydrating products not just to keep your curls supple and bouncy, but also to restore your hair’s natural moisture.