Products for Hair Damaged by a Perm?

A month ago I got a perm and one day I touched my nape area to find that I was bald. I lost hair in the middle, back, sides, and some edges. I have some of the top of my hair left. Since then I noticed that my hair was shedding very badly so I started using Apogee damaged hair shampoo and 2 minute reconstruction. I cut the perm part out of the back, but not on the top.

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I want to grow the perm out of the longer part so it can come to the natural curl and let the short part grow a little more before I cut it. What can I do to help my the perm leave and what products can I use for the short hair before transitioning to natural hair? I want to cut it in December if possible. Please help.

By Jenkins

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August 15, 20130 found this helpful

Are you speaking of a relaxer, or a permanent wave? I feel you may be speaking about a relaxer. If so, you are on the right track with ApHogee, however it would also be in your best interest to get and use the ApHogee reconstructor. It will help add back some of the protein which was damaged and is missing from your hair after the relaxer.

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You only need to use it once every 2 months, and since you are considering cutting the remaining relaxer off, you will probably need just the one treatment. Follow the instructions exactly, or even better go to a salon that gives the treatment and get it there.

To get your hair and scalp back healthy again, make sure you are eating right and drinking plenty of water. Keep your hair and scalp clean and use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, alternating with a protein treatment conditioner. shampoo your hair & scalp gently using fingertips, not fingernails. Detangle gently with your fingers and a large-tooth comb.

Apply a good oil (coconut oil from the grocery store has been found to be great for a lot of people, so has olive oil-both of them the same ones we eat).

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Keep styling products like mousses gels and sprays, etc. to a minimum. Massage your scalp each day-while you watch tv in the evening to wind down is a good time, massaging is relaxing.

Wear protective styles as often as possible, such as an updo like a bun or puff, a headwrap, or some kind of set like a curly straw set, so you don't have to mess with your hair as much. And finally, since you want to go natural, seek out a few natural hair blogs and discussion groups to join-the information and discussions you read will provide valuable information to help you along in your journey to natural hair.

I was a haircare specialist for 10 years, I have been natural myself for almost all my life, and my approach to haircare was to get my clients' hair healthy and get it to grow, whether natural or processed. Good luck in your journey and don't let any small setbacks discourage you, just keep pressing on!

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August 15, 20130 found this helpful

By the way, I forgot: Hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, so you will have nearly 2 inches of new growth when you cut it in December. To see the full 2 inches stretch the curl, it will look shorter in its natural state.

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