The general suggestion for re-perming hair to fix or modify an initial perm that did not produce the desired results is between one to two weeks. The time in between the perm treatments should be taken to moisturize the hair and allow for the hair to normalize. A trained and licensed cosmetologist, however, may deem it safe for some to undergo another perming treatment earlier if the cosmetologist thinks that the hair has recovered enough from the initial perm treatment.Continue Reading
The process of cold wave perming basically exposes the hair to strong chemicals that break up the bonds, setting the hair to a desired style (either by curling or straightening) and then resetting the bonds back together. The chemicals used in the process can be quite harsh, and can make the hair dry and brittle. This is the reason that ample time in between perm treatments is recommended to allow for the hair to recover.
If one only seeks to maintain a particular hairstyle, the recommended time between perming treatments is six to eight weeks. Even for hairstyle maintenance, it is generally advised that the hair should be cared for with deep moisturizing treatments for several weeks before the perm treatment. Immediately before each perm treatment, it is advisable to take a hair strand test to see if the hair is ready for another perm.Learn more about Chemical Hair Treatments
There are different methods to remove permanent chemicals from the hair. Some of these methods include shampooing, a visit to a hair salon and hot oil treatment.Full Answer >
Wait to wash your hair for at least 24 hours after you get a perm. During the first 24 hours, your hair is getting accustomed to the chemicals. It is also abundantly fragile during this time.Full Answer >
If hair is in great condition, it is possible to dye hair right after a perm is done. However, waiting for a week or two is better. Both processes are hard on hair, and one right after the other can damage hair or even cause hair loss.Full Answer >
Clairol recommends waiting seven to 10 days to color hair after having it permed. Since all chemical processes damage hair, someone wanting to color hair should also determine whether her hair is strong enough to withstand the color service.Full Answer >