The New Perms
Perm Prep and Curl Care
A little pre-perm work helps ensure best results. First, keep hair is in its very best condition before you perm by getting regular conditioning treatments at your salon, or do it yourself at home, several weeks before your perm. Get your hair cut and styled before your perm. Be sure to request a style and length with your hair's post-perm texture in mind, remembering that curly hair will be shorter than straight.
After your perm, your hair will need special care to maintain the look and softness of your new curls. At the salon, we suggest both protein and moisturizing treatments. Alternate them every other week for maximum conditioning results. Safeguard the condition of your hair by minimizing damage from heat styling tools like blow-dryers and flat irons; be sure to add a conditioning product to hair first if you're using any of these tools.
You'll find after some time, your perm will start to "relax," or lose some of its curl. To keep your style looking fresh, ask your stylist to perm your hair's regrowth. To maintain your perm, you can then alternate between redoing the perm process on all your hair and just doing the regrowth every six to eight weeks.
If you tire of your perm and want to grow out your hair, we advise regular haircuts to keep hair looking neat. On a daily basis, blow-drying hair with a round brush and smoothing styling products can give hair a straighter appearance as it grows.