Hair Damaged by Perm?

I bleached my hair 3 months ago and then dyed it 4 times after that, as my hair was looking yellow and I didn't like it at all. Then today I asked my aunt who is a hair dresser to perm my hair to make it curly, but after the 10 minutes that perm was left on my head, my long hair burnt. My hair didn't get dry after 6 hours so I had to use a dryer and straightener to make it look better as it totally looks like wool on my head.

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It's horrible and I am so worried that my hair will start falling out and I will get bald. My hair is burnt in 0.4mm from my head. I can't even cut it short as then I can't even tie my hair and it would be more obvious and noticeable.

Please help me, I don't know what I can do. The only way I found was to cut my hair a little and use straightener to straighten my hair a little bit and tie it back. Is my hair going to fall out later?

By Sasha

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August 14, 20140 found this helpful

I don't know about your hair falling out, but it has been over processed too many times in too short of time period. If your aunt is a hair stylist she should have know that. In my 74 years I have been to numerous hair stylists and they all say the same thing, you have to wait a certain period of time in between doing the different processes.

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Being I no longer color or perm my hair I can't remember the time frame, but I do know you have done too much to your hair in too short of time. The first stylist that told me this was my sister, and I didn't quite believe her because she tends to be quite opinionated, so the next time I went to beauty shop I asked the stylist that was doing my hair, and she agreed with what my sister had said. Even students in the beauty schools say the same thing.

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August 14, 20140 found this helpful

I don't think you hair will fall out from over processing but stress can make your hair fall out. Since you seem to be overly stressed about your hair problems, if it falls out stress may be the cause. (learned this from a hairdresser years ago) Your hair has been so overly processed I doubt that you can fix it.

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Some really good deep conditioners may help it look better, you might even try some natural ones that use raw eggs and mayonaise, I think. Never tried that as I don't process my hair any more. But I think you are fighting a losing battle and really need to cut it really short and keep it short until you have cut off all of the overprocessed hair and then start over. And talk to a reputable hairdresser about different processing - everything you have done has and is causing severe damage. Good luck.

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August 14, 20140 found this helpful

Wow, that was way too much chemical exposure in a very short time. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but your hair is over-processed, and there's not much you can do to turn back from that kind of damage.

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The only things you can do for now is have a keratin conditioning treatment, and keep moisture in your hair, with a moisturizing conditioner. Keep getting it trimmed frequently to get rid of the bad ends. Treat it gently, wear it in styles which won't use much tension or heat, such as a slightly loose ponytail or some sort of bun.

Even a tiny amount of a liquid hair oil will help as a styling aid. Minimize brushing, and no brushing while wet. Comb gently with a comb with fairly large teeth, and minimize combing while wet; finger detangle as much as possible. All that being said, even though your hair won't fall out from your scalp, it will likely break off between the new growth and the processed hair as it grows out.

Once there is enough breakage to make it look bad, go ahead and get a nice haircut to get rid of the damaged hair. All the tips I gave you will just help to keep your length on your head as long as possible, so you have time to accumulate some new growth, so your new cut won't have to be so short.

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Next time you bleach your hair, if you plan to perm it, have the same stylist do both, as the stylist should know how far apart to space the chemical services. Alternately if you decide to just bleach your hair on your own and not get a perm, if it is too yellow go to a beauty supply and ask for a violet-based toner and tips how to use it: a violet-based toner will neutralize the yellow in one or two applications, without further damaging your hair-toners are meant to be used with bleached hair to alter the undertones without completely changing the color away from blonde. Good luck!

Information sources: 10 years of cosmetology career.

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November 11, 20160 found this helpful

how can I fix my hair that is ruined from a perm over processing

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