If there are special occasions when you want to use heated tools, be sure to apply thermal protectant to avoid damage from heat and to prevent frizz and split ends.

7. Also trim your hair every 4-5 weeks. This will not only keep your hair healthy but will also spring up your curls.

A haircut is recommended after the hair “settles in” to add bounce and to get more defined curls. Don’t wait more than a month after the perm service before getting a haircut. Have your hair trimmed every 4-6 weeks. Regular trimming will prevent split ends and keep your hair healthy and much more manageable.

Alkaline shampoos are extremely harsh on newly-permed hair. These shampoos can remove the curls if used within a week or two after a permanent wave. Moisturizing shampoos are more acidic than alkaline, and they allow for continual moisture and nourishment for chemically treated hair. Additional tips for washing and caring for permed hair include gentle scrubbing and air drying as these techniques allow the curls to settle in over time.

This cream blocks UV rays, helping protect and prolong your perm. 

Don’t wash your fresh perm for a full 48 hours to allow it to settle in. Washing your perm too early may cause the perm to drop before the curls have a chance to develop.

Babassu oil is great for extremely thick, coarse, and curly hair. The oil will condition without making your hair feel dirty or greasy, 

5. Avoid using comb through your hair in the first 24 hours. Instead use your fingers to comb through your hair and then comb with a wide toothed comb.

Getting a perm uses chemicals to permanently reshape your hair. A perm, or permanent wave, can be great way to alter kinky or curly hair, or to help get rid of lanky, or straight hair. Because getting a perm requires applying strong chemicals to your hair, the process can damage your locks if you don’t use proper care.[1] By letting your perm settle immediately after the perm, washing it gently, and using sensible styling techniques, you can care for permed hair.

Here’s a few of my favorite products to help those curls stay intact: 

Depending upon the type of perm, the effect can last for about 6 weeks to 8 months.

I love the entire Redken All Soft line for achieving truly touchable, soft curls. 

After all keeping your hair healthy after a perm is lot easier than what you think!!!

So why choose a perm? Whether you have naturally curly hair or went to the salon for your waves, a perm is a great alternative to the constant damage of treating your hair with hot tool products. Plus, a perm will save you tons of time: just wake up, apply some curling cream, and you're good to go. Easy! 

Avoid straightening your hair with a flat iron. Permed curls can become frizzy and lose their shape gradually when exposed to heat.

1. You should shampoo your hair only 24 or 48 hours after perming process. This is because your hair is very fragile and it needs time to adjust to the chemicals used in your treatment.

Use this hair mask as much as you want to keep those curls detangled and soft. 

I have searched for awhile for a great shampoo that made my curls really stand out.

The '80s are back, baby, and that means perms are popular again. In 2013, perms hit the fashion runway at shows like Marc Jacobs and Lela Rose, and its left everyone wanting some waves in their hair. If you're ready to get a perm, maintenance is key. Here are the seven best products to care for your perm. 

2. Use a shampoo which is specially meant for “chemically treated hair.” These suit your chemically treated hair as they have gentle ingredients. All other shampoos are too strong for your fragile hair which may contain harsh chemicals.

This is another great product with Babbasu oil that will help strengthen your strands. 

Leave-in hair treatments are especially effective for perms. Leave in conditioners give water to your permed hair, help with detangling, control frizz, prevent split ends, and give hair elasticity and shine.

I looked through many of the best shampoos for curly hair when I came across this shampoo and conditioner.

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It is not advisable to tease your hair with a brush. Brushing can break up the curls and make hair look frizzy and messy.

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Great post! very helpful for anyone who is planning to go for perming. The tips are really helpful. Thanks for the post!

Shampoo For Permed Hair

Avoid using hair dryers as they can up mess your hair and cause split ends. Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible. If you need to use a hair dryer only blow-dry your hair 85 to 90 percent dry and use a diffuser on low heat.

Use your fingers or a smooth-ended, wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your wet hair while it is covered in the conditioner. You can also spray a detangler on your dump hair and spread it through with fingers or a comb. Use gentle strokes to avoid breakage because your hair is very fragile after a perming service. Avoid brushing your hair especially in the first couple weeks after the perming process.

The best shampoo for permed hair is alkaline-free and contains deep moisturizing ingredients. There are multiple brands from which to choose, and some top brands include Tresemmé Flawless Curls, Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious shampoo and Aveda's Be Curly shampoo.

If you have thin hair and got a perm for extra volume, this thickening shampoo will help the cause. The brand claims your locks will be feeling 10 percent fuller! 

6. Do not tie your hair into a ponytail or a bun. Let your hair open for 1 day or 2 days. It will avoid any deformation in your curls and help to maintain its shape.

If so, then here are the 15 best shampoos for curly hair that you could definitely use!

In my previous article I had discussed about different types of perms. In today’s article I will give you tips on hair care for permed hair. Permanent wave or most commonly known as perm is a type of hair style which involves the use of chemicals to break and reform the bonds of the hair.

Make sure to style your hair gently. This will keep your curls healthy, bouncy, and attractive for long.

Use specific styling products designed for permed or curly hair to help repel humidity and define the curls. Check the ingredient list to ensure that alcohol is not listed as an ingredient or at least that it is listed in the end of the list. Alcohol may cause your hair to become excessively dry. Avoid styling products with silicone content as silicones can weigh your curls down.

The perming process can strip your hair of moisture and its natural oils which need to be replaced. The deep conditioning treatment, at least twice a month, keeps the hair from getting excessively dry, strengthens weakened strands, smoothens the cuticle, and helps maintain luster. Apply a deep conditioner after you shampoo and gently massage it into your hair, focusing on the tips. Leave it in for about 10 minutes using a microwavable or professional conditioning heat cap.

This saltwater spray is great for fine to medium hair. 

Thank you soo much aavani!!!! hugs hugs Glad that you liked it.. :) :)

This shampoo enhances the natural texture of curly hair and it may just all women put those flat irons down for good!