How Do You Straighten Permed Hair?

Permed hair can be straightened with conditioner and straightening irons, or chemical treatments can be used for a more permanent effect. Straightening without chemical treatment can only produce temporary styling changes until the perm grows out.

Follow certain steps to straighten permed hair.

Step 1: Apply straightening ingredients

Wash and condition the hair, and apply straightening or softening formula per the instructions on the label.

Step 2: Dry hair

Blow dry the hair.

Step 3: Use straightening iron

Straighten the hair with straightening irons.

Softening agents help keep permed hair in good condition throughout the straightening process. Repeating this process daily can help loosen a perm as it continues to gradually grow out.