Hair Damaged By Perm

I went for a permanent and they forgot to put the neutralizer on my hair at the end. My hair is straight and very frizzy and dry. They cut my hair to 4 inches past my ears.

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My last perm was 5 1/2 months ago and it has been 2 months since bleaching my hair. They gave me Tiger Masque to put in my hair. My hair is very high maintenance. Help.

By SOUTHSIDECHICAGO from Chicago, IL

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Hair Damaged By Perm

Your poor thing! I feel for you! I will give you several suggestions that work for me (I have very dry-frizzy/naturally curly hair).

1) After you wash your hair always use "Infusium-23". It's a leave-in conditioner that's absolutely wonderful! It will greatly help your hair to not look frizzy.

2) On just the very ends or tips of your hair, use a dimethicone based product called Frizz-ease or Citre Shine frizz reducer.

3) Only wash your hair with shampoo once a week and when you do, use only baby shampoo. On the other days you need to wash your hair, do it with conditioner. Yes, I said wash your hair with conditioner! Just get your hair wet then slather on the conditioner and comb it through your hair over and over and be sure to massage the conditioner into your scalp as well (this will clean your scalp).

Now rinse all the conditioner out of your hair and your hair will be clean without using shampoo. (I've been doing this for many years). The type of conditioner you need doesn't need to cost a lot. You can even buy it at many dollar stores. Just look for the ingredient "Stearalkonium Chloride". It should be about 5th from the top in order of ingredients. If you can find a conditioner with Stearalkonium Chloride towards the top, you will have a good conditioner that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. (I buy mine at Dollar Tree.) I mostly use it to "wash" my hair, not just for conditioning.

4) I'd stay away from using a blow dryer, but if you do, be sure to use one of those light sprays that protect your hair from the heat. (like: Ion Heat Protection Thermal Spray)

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5) Last, but most important, do not color or perm your hair again until it totally grows out. If you must color it, go to a professional hair colorist. Not just any Hairdresser or Beautician, but someone that really knows and specializes in coloring. It may cost your $80 or so, but it will be well worth the money spent. Better yet, don't color your hair again until the damage all grown out! (07/07/2009)

By Cyinda

Hair Damaged By Perm

As a retired hairstylist I have to say it truly is crazy to perm bleached hair. :-o High lift tinted hair, if hair is strong, is okay with the correct perm solution but a no, no if hair is bleached.

I hope the stylist didn't charge you, or gave your money back. (07/09/2009)

By Deeli

Hair Damaged By Perm

I am a hairstylist, for 27 years. Shame on that stylist for what she did. There is no excuse. I would go back and definitely ask them to furnish you with their best conditioners for free. There is no way to repair that kind of damage. You can just try to coat or replenish the hair with some moisture, but the damage has to grow out. Good luck (07/18/2009)

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