Why does my new perm keep falling out?
Asked by: Susie
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My hair has always been hard to curl. It is fine and limp but I have a lot of hair. Years ago when I got perms on a regular basis it seemed I always had spots that fell out after the 1st washing and had to have them redone. But only once then all was well.
It has been at least 7 years since my last perm. My hair was completely straight and smooth. A month ago I got a new perm. I warned the stylist about how hard my hair was to curl and past issues with perms. I wanted big fat curls instead of the kinky curly 80′s style perms but wanted body too. So I got a piggy back perm with bigger rods. I purchased a sulfer free shampoo recommended from the salon for my new perm (mainly because their policy states they won’t fix a failed perm if you use the wrong shampoo (what they consider cheap or harsh) ..so I got theirs to make sure they had nothing to complain about). I waited 4 days to wash my hair the first time and, after the first washing, the perm fell out in several places. I went back and she re-did the perm, this time using smaller rods because she felt that if it loosened to the point of falling out the first time that I should go with a tigher curl and it would loosen up to more what I wanted. Well, I got it redone a week ago with tighter rods. the curl was more kinky than I liked but I knew it would loosen. The perm started coming out in back before I even washed it in places. I waited 4 days again to wash my hair. After washing, the front is loosening up and looks nice now but I notice its straight from the roots down about 1 inch from the top and the back is not evenly curly…a few places has curl but most of it is more of a gentle wave now and even straight in some spots. Now I’m going to have to get it looked at again but not sure if my hair can handle a 3rd perm. It was very healthy when I went in but I know 3 perms may fry it. So, why does my perm keep falling out? Any clues?