How Do You Use Perm Solution to Straighten Hair?

To straighten your hair with perm solution, wet your hair, dab Vaseline along your hairline, apply the perm solution, clip your hair in a straight position, wait for the solution to work, rinse your hair, apply neutralizing solution, and rinse again. The amount of time required for this procedure depends on your hair's length, thickness and natural texture. This procedure requires a home perm kit, protective gloves, Vaseline, a comb, hair clips, towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower access.

  1. Wet your hair

    Wet and comb your hair.

  2. Protect your hairline

    Rub Vaseline around your hairline and on the tips of your ears.

  3. Clip your hair into sections

    Divide your hair into four or more sections, and clip them loosely.

  4. Apply the perm solution

    Working with one section at a time, apply the perm solution to your hair. Clip each treated section so that your hair lies flat. Leave the solution on your hair for the amount of time indicated in the perm kit's instructions.

  5. Unclip and rinse your hair

    Unclip your hair, and rinse it with warm water.

  6. Apply neutralizing solution

    Apply neutralizing solution to your hair, comb it through, and replace the hair clips.

  7. Rinse, shampoo, and condition your hair

    Remove the clips, and rinse your hair. Apply mild shampoo, and work it through with gentle touches. Do not crinkle or scrunch your hair. Rinse out the shampoo, condition your hair, and rinse again.

  8. Dry your hair

    Dry your hair by covering your head with a towel and pressing on it. Do not scrub your hair with the towel or bunch it up with your hands. Leave it down, and let it dry naturally. Do not put your hair up or wash it for two days.