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Do perms damage hair?

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I’m considering having my hair permed, as I am so fed up of it looking totally lifeless. I always let my hair air dry and never straighten it as it is long and thick. My hair is in good condition, I have regular trims and there is no dye in it, at all. Would my hair type work well with a perm? Or would it end up looking like a frizz ball? I have read all over the internet that perms are bad for your hair but is this totally true? I’d really like some waves/loose curls put into my hair to give it some volume and life! Advice would be much appreciated.

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  1. Juan on Apr 04, 2012

    Let me fill you in about what to expect when it comes to perming hair, then you decide if you still want one or not.Going to the salon is not like buying clothes, or as easy as getting a manicure, there are risks and there’s no money back guarantee. Google hair perm horror. About 14,200,000 resultsresults (0.08 seconds) What you can NOT do when you just got a perm:1. Don’t be out in the sun, even humid weather can fry your hair, that would be like sitting in a helmet hair dryer at the salon for 20 mins.2. Don’t straighten your perm at anytime!3. No swimming, chlorine will discolor & damage your perm.4. Don’t go using curling iron. Do use a diffuser to briefly dry your hair, or low heat.Do use gel to scrunch, like Samy, after you towel dry. Toussle the hair, and finger comb to style.Use conditioner ANY conditioner formulated for permed or damaged hair.Set your hair using plastic curlers, it will tame the curls, make it softer, silkier and shinier. It is less damaging to hair. Blow-dry briefly, remove & finger comb.You don’t need to wash it everyday. In the morning, spray with water/conditioner, scrunch to wake the curls up & finger comb & you’re good to go.Since you’ve never had it permed before, there’s no guaranteed it will be permed 100%, but let the salon know it didn’t take, she’ll re-perm no charge.If you have thin hair, I do not suggest you getting a perm. You can set your hair with plastic curlers, to STILL make your hair look thicker, shinier, silkier, bouncier, softer & look fuller. Since your hair is straight, after you towel dry, braid your hair in several small sections. The smaller the braids and more sections, the tighter the curls. The bigger the sections the larger the braids, the looser the curls. Should last for days. FINGER COMB. Less frizzy, adds volume!Example from YA HAIR with a bad perm:my hair 24 hours ago looked super silky smooth but now it looks like a dry mop.i need to fix this right away. Is it possible for me to get a straightening treatment like those japanese straightening treatments after my perm? I can’t live my life looking like this help! please, i’m on the verge of tearsOnce you get the perm, you just can’t wash them, like shampoo or conditioner and your hair is normal again. It needs frequent cutting to get them all off, to allow new growth to take over.One method to tame the curls, add body, bouncier, thicker, softer, shinier & silkier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers after you towel dry, you’ll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, America’s Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Dancing with the Stars, Toddlers & Tiaras . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. Even Oprah uses them! When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they’re not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair.Frequent get a trim, allowing new growth to take over. Cut the split ends yourself spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day, using a 2" scissors, cut strand by strand, section by section, then 2x a year get a good hair cut.One example who just had a perm: "So 2 days ago my mother permed my hair. (as usual) but this time it burned soooooooo bad. so my mom washed it out in 2 mins. but when she washed it out it still burned and even when she put conditioner in my hair it burned. she said something about my pores being open bc i might not have washed the conditioner fully out(last time i washed) before she permed it, but now theres stuff like oozing out my scalp and theres hard stuff stuck to the roots of my hair. im so scared idk what it is! my mom said its just gonna turn into a scab."

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