There are two types of perm
Digital (hot) Perm
The difference between other perm and digital perm is the shape and the texture of the waves created by the digital process. A normal perm or “cold perm”, makes the wave more prominent when the hair is wet, and loose when it is dry. The hair tends to look moist and as lock, while digital perm make wave most prominent when he hair is dry, and loose when it is wet. Therefore you can create the dry and curly look of the curl iron or the hot curler.
Here’s the 7 guide to increase the lifespan of your curls
1. Get the right products. Once you’ve permed your hair, you cannot use the same products that you did on your virgin hair. Choose a product that will be gentler on you looks and will help them healthy and moisturized, products that are specially designed for curly perms. These includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products. You can ask your Stylist for product recommendation.
2. Getting a perm can take 2-5 hours depending on your hair. Please wait at lease 48 hours before you wash your hair after getting perm, so your hair will be fine. However, if you wash it sooner, your curls might come out uneven.
3. It can be tempting to play with your new curls or waves, but it take the perming chemicals anywhere from 24-48 hours to lock the shape in your hair permanently. In addition your hair will still be fragile from the process. You can use your fingers to style your hair only as necessary during this time. Avoid brushing and combing your hair.
4. The same goes for perm. Perm first to ensure that the perming process will not interfere if you want to applied color. If your using a permanent color wait 7-10 days and shampoo at least once before coloring.
5. The perming process can strip your hair of moisture and it’s natural oils which need to be replaced. The deep conditioning treatment, at least twice a month keep the hair from getting excessively dry, strengthens weakened strands, smooths the cuticle, and help maintain luster.
6. Make sure to treat your hair gently. Avoid pulling your hair tight with a rubber band, but you can safely confine the hair in a scrunchie or a snag-free elastic band, loosely.
7. The only way to reverse the damage and nurse your hair back to health is by conditioning it. It is recommended that you deep condition your hair at least twice a week after getting a perm. After a couple of weeks you can cut down the deep conditioning to once a week.
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