How do I repair my badly damaged hair after a perm?
Your hair is burnt. I've been here and I'm still here. There's some step you can take to improve this but its just going to take time.
1. Take eggs and crack them into a bowl. Stir together then put on your day hair let sit 30-40 minutes. Rise with cold water.
2. Go to Sally. You will need a reconstructing shampoo and conditioner. Also you will need; coconut milk or oil leave in conditioner and deep conditioning treatment. (There is a very good product called "Wen" Google it.) I would highly recommend it. If you do get all they offer make sure you still buy coconut oil still because this will keep the frizz down. If you dont get "Wen" then Read step 3)
3. Use Reconstructing shampoo and conditionar on your hair every day followed be the Leave in conditioner then the coconut oil. Deep condition it every other day.
Note: Do NOT use heat and if you can help it dont brush it. Maybe just run you finger throught it because the more you brush it the fuzzier your hair will get and the more it will fall out.
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I let this chick perm my hair, something I don't ever do, and she used 2 of the chemicals that you are supposed to use just 1 per kit. And now my hair is slowly falling out. What can I do to stop the breakage? Every time I comb it I get wads of hair. Please help.
If I am thinking you are saying what you are saying, then I know what you mean. I did this once by accident to my hair. I used the perm on only half of my hair and it practically dissolved the hair. There is no way to fix it if it is as bad as I think it is. Get a really short hair cut and start over again. You could check with the salon where you get your hair cut and make sure there is not a way to save it. Live and learn! :)
I've had blonde highlights for 6 to 7 years and recently 6 months ago dyed my hair black. Then about 5 months later my mom gave me blonde highlights that damaged my hair so a week later I dyed it dark brown with a red tint. My question to you is that if in 6 months I get a perm will my hair be completely damaged?
This is a joke? If not the answer is yes, unless you shave your head and in 6 months perm only the new growth.
I permed my hair for the first time at home and then used a conditioner. I know you are supposed to wash it, but I thought conditioner? I was wrong. My hair immediately changed to straight in the water and when it dried, my hair was a total fuzz ball.
My hair comes down to my waist. What can I do to get the curl back? Cutting it is not an option.
By Sherie B
As a 35 year retired hairstyling veteran I can tell you with certainty that it's not the conditioner that made your hair fuzzy/frizzy; it's because you left the perm solution on too long and/or didn't wrap your hair on the perm rods correctly.
And the reason your hair went straight is because you're not supposed to wet, shampoo or condition your hair for at least 24 hours after a perm and better yet not for 48 hours.
You're only solution at this point is to not perm again and to make the damged hair look more smooth through trims, conditioning and styling products.
My hair was bleached 2 months ago, and I had it permed last day, but the result made me sad. I have got brittle, dry, damaged hair. It's like I can't comb my hair, for it's damaged too much. I don't want to cut my hair, what should I do? I really need help.
Hairstylists use a conditioning product called "balsam" to repair damaged hair. I have seen it sold at "dollar" and other discount stores. It's a really thick conditioner that works amazingly well.
How do I fix my hair? I got a perm done and it burned. I can't even brush it and it's so dry. I hate it, but don't want to cut it off. I feel so bad all I want is for it to be straight. What can I do? There has to be something.
By Espie from CA
I had a similar problem and the answer for me was to not wash your hair with any shampoo but use hair conditioner as shampoo. My hair still came out really nice and clean and not so horribly dry and much softer appearance. I have heard that some people with naturally, very curly hair use only conditioner for shampooing. It sure worked for me.
I got a straight perm/relaxer yesterday and I seriously hate it. My hair looks so damaged and dry. Even when I run my fingers through it it feels so nasty. My hair goes down to my waist and I truly regret getting this perm. The hair dresser said it will last about 6 months and I am not going to wait 6 months for this perm to wear off. So my question is this, if I cut my hair to a short bob will the perm go away faster? I mean I'm getting rid of most of the processed hair right? Please help!
By Tawny R
First check with your stylist to see if it was actually a chemical relaxer, or one of the newer treatments that gradually wears off over time. I can tell you from personal cosmetology experience (I was a hair stylist), a chemical relaxer is permanent, the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out, and the new treatments wear away slowly.
Second consult with your stylist about conditioning treatments or reconstructor treatments you can get to make your hair more healthy; if you can't afford to go in for treatments ask what the best ones are to use at home. Third, if you didn't have one get a trim of your ends, it makes a big difference in most cases.
Finally, hair grows about 1/2 inch per month so a bob at this point is still going to leave you with a lot of relaxed hair. To be able to cut it and be rid of most of the relaxer you have about a year ahead of you, unless you want to cut it very short all over after about 3-4 months. regular conditioning treatments and trims will do the most good to get your hair back into shape. Good luck!
I got a perm 24 hours ago and wanted to know of it was OK to use Guarnieri Furtis Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment on my hair? My ends are really damaged and dry. Is it OK to add to hair and leave in?
I did a quick search online and it looks like you would only want to use a hot oil treatment if you wanted to relax your perm or reverse it.
Here is some good feedback on Thriftyfun for another member that had a similar problem:
There might be more good information in the guide:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Beauty ... medies-for-Hair-Damaged-by-Perm.html
I hope this information helps. If all else fails, you could call a hair stylist and ask their opinion.
I have heavy highlighted hair and I just got a perm two days ago. Now my hair has no elasticity at all and it's so dry and unmanageable. I can't even comb it unless I put a bunch of oil in it; it literally feels like cotton. Is there anything I can do to repair my damaged hair without cutting it super short? I have had 2 perms before with my highlighted hair a year ago and it never was this bad so I'm not sure what went wrong.
By Julie from AZ
How long did you wait after coloring your hair to get the perm. My sister is a retired beauty operator, and she has often told me that every now and then you do have to let your hair rest, when you color, perm, and start over.
My hair has been over processed. I got a perm and it didn't take. About three weeks later, I got another one. Now my hair is over processed and it's like cotton candy. What can I do (other than getting it all cut off) to bring some life back into it? Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Renee from St. Louis, MO
Now, try using the best conditioner you can afford or half a cup of really good olive oil and half a cup of mayonnaise mixed together. Slather all over DRY hair and leave on for as long as possible, I leave mine in all night covered with a shower cap and a towel on my pillow. Not conducive to romance, but wash out and condition in the morning and your hair will immediately show improvement. Use the mildest shampoo you can, like baby shampoo. Continue to do this treatment as often as possible and you will notice that it does regain its condition. Try and have a small regular trim, as no doubt your ends are split.
Also, try asking the manager of the salon who did this if they will provide you with free conditioning treatments. Bad experiences spread by one woman can do immense damage to a good salon, and they might like the opportunity to rectify this problem for you. Best of luck. (04/03/2006)
By Leslie M.
Please do nothing but TLC to your hair from now on. (04/06/2006)
By Mary Pallister
I keep my hair colored blonde, have natural curl; but, once I decided to give myself a perm after letting it grow out some. I had one spot that was frizzy afterward. After using numerous what I believed to be very good conditioners, I still had a frizzy spot. I picked up a bottle of Pure Care conditioner, a very mild conditioner that you can use on your skin and hair. I shave my legs using it. This cheap conditioner worked great and took out the frizz, didn't rinse it out after shampooing and it didn't look oily. And baby shampoo isn't the mildest shampoo you can use. Look for a good beauty shop shampoo that has a lower pH level. This would be one especially formulated for permed or color treated hair. Best of luck! (05/22/2008)
Don't let this scare you, be careful not to try and bend the hair, it will break. Then you rinse it 4 times to remove the renew and shampoo and condition with the other product line. It's the most amazing thing ever, it has keratin in it, which is what your hair is made of. If you go on ebay you will see some videos of how it's done. Or go to You tube and type it in. A lost of stars use this of course by their hairdresser, like Heidi Klum etc. Good luck, it's amazing and a miracle. (11/18/2008)
By Barb L.
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.
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
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)
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)
I used Gentle Treatment perm on my hair and my hair is falling out very badly. I believe it is over-processed or the product was too strong. I deep condition it weekly and I put pink lotion to moisten it 3-4 times a week, but it is still coming out a lot. Luckily, I have thick and long hair. What can I do? I'm in dire need of help.
By ladydeenyc from Philadelphia, PA
The other thing I did was I bought a wig and stopped styling what was left of my hair. My new hairdresser looked at my hair and said, "We need to just cut all this off, it's melted, but I refused and wouldn't let her". It had taken me three years to grow it. I'm happy to report I still have most of it. I lost the blonde streaks, but saved the rest and now it's half way down my back and really healthy. I also did night conditioning, I would put that conditioner on my hair once or twice a week, put a shower cap over it and sleep in it all night if I didn't have to work the next day.
Condition, condition, condition and try not to style your hair and you may be able to save some of it. For going out, I would either wear a wig or I would pull what was left of my hair back and clip a fake pony tail over it. I did that for a year and a half until my hair began to really recover. Hope this helps you. God bless you, that's a tough thing to deal with. (01/15/2010)
Also if you have very thin hair, a perm will only damage the hair, if you feel like you want a perm, only leave the perm on for 1 - 2 minutes. Thin hair has no madula, which is the center of the hair shaft, the perm must be checked every 30 seconds. Hair will go into a good curl at this point, if it is not checked, it will go out of the curl, then start frizzing. Also the hair must be wrapped in water first, then the solution applied, checked every 30 seconds, then rinsed for 5 minutes.
Also, many beauticians believe that the neutralizer must stay on the hair 10 minutes or longer, this is wrong, neutralizer can also burn the hair, neutralize the thin hair only about 3 - 5 minutes. I have been to a chemistry class on hair. I agree with going back to the shop and asking for the best conditioner, some of the best are the Quantum products. (01/15/2010)
By Cricket Girl
Debbie, SC (01/15/2010)
Nothing can be done for that hair which is about to break off. Don't brush it when wet, use only warm water and very gentle baby shampoo when cleaning, air dry, use nothing hot for curling, do not color, tint, or bleach it. Brush much less often and with a simple brush with rounded teeth ends.
Thank God that you have enough extra hair to spare. Remember that hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, but with the added supplements above, it will grow faster. Watch for it's growth at the hairline just above the ends of the eyebrows' natural growth/location, and at the nape/neckline. If you have hereditary balding, it sometimes helps that as well.
Use "no" other products until the desired length and strength is what you want. Get into a routine, buy it regularly, and take it daily. (The DG brand is too week in Biotin, thus the need to supplement with much more, but not too much.) God bless and help you. It will grow back, dear. (01/15/2010)
An experienced beautician used some kind of sticks (but told me that pick-up sticks or bamboo shish kabob skewers would work too) to hold the rows of elastic bands up from my hair, with little to no breakage after the perm. I've since given up on perms. I guess that I was just meant to have straight hair. The worst part was figuring out how to fix my hair while it was growing out. I'd have little hair spikes sticking out all over. (01/18/2010)