How Long Should I Wait to Take a Shower After a Perm?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 6:44:50 PM ET

Most hair stylists recommend waiting at least 48 hours before showering after a perm. Check with your stylist for specific instructions in case she recommends letting your perm set longer. Depending on the chemicals and techniques used, your stylist may suggest a longer amount of time.