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I had a perm done late night two nights ago. We got done with it at about 2am. It looked great. I went home and went to sleep. When I got up I spritzed it with cool water put a little product in it and went about my day.
Then this morning I had to take a shower so I took a cool one so I didn't ruin the perm. I did rinse it. I was told that it was OK to rinse it as long as it was cool water. When I got out I ran my fingers through it to get most the tangles out. Then I used a wide tooth comb just like I was told to. As I combed it, it started going straight.
I thought maybe it was just because it was wet. I put a little curl creme through it and used a diffuser to dry it, exactly how I was told to. I flipped my head upside down and everything. Once it was pretty much dry it looked curly. Then when I was trying to style it and was using the wide tooth comb to pick out some of the tangles it just started flattening. Now most the curl is gone, it just looks like a frizzy mess.
I work at Sally beauty supply so I know about how perms work, but not a lot. We used a Quantum perm in the red box, just in case anyone knows that perm and how well it works.
So I was wondering a few things. Even though my hair was so curly the first night is it possible that the perm just didn't take? And if so, how can I get it to take? Can I even do another perm? My hair is pretty dried out. It's not falling out or anything, just very dry. Also we sell deep conditioners and things at my work, but if anyone knows any better way to also get more moisture in my hair that would be awesome.
By julieanne from Asheville, NC
I have had perms all my life. I have always rinsed my hair with no problem in loosing the curl.. I took my daughter to a salon to have a perm done, at first it was beautiful then within 24 hrs the perm left her hair. I took her back to the salon and what they found out was that her hair soaks up water.
pmlparrott, just remined me of a situation a couple decades ago. I was working in a large upscale salon and one particular evening three perms were being done by three different stylists. The clients were all regulars and the same solutions for each were used as had been done for each before. Anyway, it was an extemely humid summer evening. All three of those perms had to be re-done.
So I got my perm today and I had baseball practice a bit after. After practice i took my hat off to find my hair looks a bit straight in some places. Will this be fixed by just washing it when it's time or is the perm ruined?
It could be damaged. Sometimes when the hair is damaged, the perm will not take. With perms you are damaging the cuticle of the hair with chemicals and heat and if the damage is irreversible the curl won't hold its shape. This is the same mechanism whereby naturally curly hair when it gets damaged loses its natural curl. Read up on the DevaCurn debacle for more info.
I got a perm yesterday (1-28-20) and when I was done processing my stylist took a small comb and combed my hair. It made my curls stringy and not very curly anymore. Will it fix itself after I wash it tomorrow? How do I fix it?
You need to go back and speak with her about what she has done. If you are not happy with this then she needs to fix her mistake and make it correct. You have paid a lot of money for this perm and you should get what you want. You can try damping your hair and using your hands to squish it up.
I got a perm a little over 24 hours ago and it looked great, nice and curly. I noticed a few hours ago that the front seemed to be falling quite a bit, so I spritzed a tiny bit of water on it and scrunched it like I was told to and it worked for like an hour. Now it seems like it's almost straight. Is there any possibility that it's just weighed down right now and will spring back up after I shower (after 72 hours)? Or is it a lost cause if it's falling this straight right now?
Home or professional perm? Home, call the company that made the product and get their feedback. Pro, call and ask the stylist or owner for guidance and possibly help. The customer should always be happy and get a resolution from whomever did the work. Post back what you learn!
Go back to the place where you got the perm. They should fix it for free, or refund your money.
If you had your perm done in a professional salon then I would advise you to go in and show the results of how it has turned out after just a few hours, it would seem that your perm did not "take" either ask for your money to be refunded or if you want to take a chance, ask for it to be done again.
Good luck !!
I got it from my regular hairdresser whom I've been using for about 4 hours. It's really just one part that's pretty much fully straight now, except the roots are still curly, the ends are just straight. The rest is still pretty curly, I think; it's hard to tell because it's so messy. Unfortunately the straighter part is right in the front I'm out of town, so I can't go back to the salon to show her for about a week, but I'm sure she would redo it for me. I'm still crossing my fingers that it turns out okay after I shower and style it.
Sorry, I meant 4 years, not 4 hours XD
I would document and take photos of your hair and go back to the salon to let them know the perm did not stay after 24 hours. And I am sure after showering, it probably won't be curled either.
I got my perm yesterday and it turned out nice, but when I woke up this morning the curls seem to have become straight. What should I do?
There are a lot of great products sold over the counter to enhance curls and wave! Look for your hair type and how much curl you want,but if you still have doubt contact a professional!
I would go back to the salon and have them fix it.
Hey there I had permed hair many years ago, these days I scrunch it myself alongside using many products (lots), but having completely straight hair, after curling(the following 24hrs) was lifeless, frizzy, dry and didn't look good Anyway I discovered John Frieda's Frizz Ease Syrum, expensive for what i'd call a test tube inside of a bottle, WOW, amazing it actually does what it says on the tin! I never use John Frieda's Shamp/cond, I swear by Aussies 3 minute miracle... Use all 3 and I promise you'll never use a salon for treatments again I really hope u try them. NB: Superdrug and beauty stores do all three in travel size so cost 75% less for you too try, BARGAIN!! Mwoah
If you had your hair permed at a salon it is up to them to fix your hair. You paid a lot of money to have the perm put in your hair. Call them back and make an appointment to look at your hair and give you some advice or products you can use to restore the curls in your hair. I do not think I'd let them perm it again so soon because this can really damage your hair.
I got a perm on Wednesday, when she took the rollers out I had beautiful ringlets! As the day went on they slowly got looser and looser. Now it's Friday and my hair looks awful:( It looks like I braided it 5 days ago and haven't touched it since. When I wash it tonight and use product will it go back to the original perm? Pretty ringlets? Or at least get a little tighter?
It is hard to predict what will happen. If you are dissatisfied go back to the salon and ask them to either fix it or give you a refund.
Hi Judy, I got a perm on Saturday and my perm looks like it's going straight. I've had a spiral perm back in the 90s and it took just fine. This time around I wanted more of a beach wave. I asked at the consultation if it was possible my hair would go straight and was reassured my hair should take but that it was a risk I was taking. Does that mean that I'm out the money if it goes completely straight after washing today or would she be obligated to fix it? I spent $175.00 to perm and tipped her $35.00. Feeling a little anxious about the wash today and if she'll do the right thing and fix it.
I got a perm 4 days ago. The hairdresser and I both agreed that it was going to be just wavy, but not very curly. I left the salon with my hair being wavy and nice. I followed the instructions and waited 72 hours before shampooing my hair. But after washing, my hair went a little bit flat and it looks like it lost its volume. (I just put hair oil after shampooing and conditioning my hair.)
I'm also ordering some curl enhancing products to maybe help the curls look better. Is it supposed to be like that or should I go back and ask the hairdresser? The first pic is before washing and the last two pics are after washing.
Definitely go back to the salon. Ask them to fix it or give you a refund.
Hair oil is not really the best thing to use. It also looks like it just didnt take. However; take some butterfly clips (the 2 inch long ones you can buy at Sallys Hair Supply), wash your hair, apply a styling gel AND hair spray. Turn your head upside down and dry with a diffuser until 50% dry. Then flip your hair back over and take the clips and clip your hair at the root all over. Allow to dry naturally. It also looks like you could use some long, light layers to lift the weight. Any good hair stylist would know what you mean.
I just got my perm done five days ago. The first three days my hair was as curly as my natural curls when I was younger, but after I had washed it yesterday, it's starting to straighten out. I haven't brushed it with any combs, just running my fingers through it like I was told how to. The back of my hair is still curly, but the front part is more of a frizzy mess. What do I do to get the curls back?
Go back to the salon and ask them to fix it or to give you a refund.