Does a perm ruin your hair forever?

Perms use heat and chemicals to break down and re-configure the protein bonds in the follicle and the strand. … These chemicals can cause permanent damage to the hair follicle, which could result in hair that is forever changed.

Does your hair go back to normal after perm?

Perms cause chemical damage to the hair fiber, but after one year the hair grows back to its healthier version. However, sometimes if the job was not done by a professional stylist, overexposure to the chemical on the scalp can cause damage to the follicles. It is a possibility that your follicles were affected.

Is there a perm that doesn’t damage hair?

Thio-free perms will offer less damage and less odor but the results won’t last as long as traditional perming. Whatever perm you choose, pretty waves may be a reality after all!

Will my perm ever go away?

According to O’Connor, perms can last up to six months; however, unlike hair color, a perm won’t wash out and can’t be chemically reversed. A perm always has to grow out, but thankfully, they typically grow out as natural-looking waves. … Avoid washing or wetting a new perm for at least two days after getting it done.

Why you shouldn’t get a perm?

You Might Weaken Your Hair

Although coloring or perming your hair may weaken your hair, it comes with the territory. After all you are treating your hair to become something that it isn’t naturally, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting it done.

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What happens if you don’t neutralize a perm?

If you don’t neutralize completely, you can end up over processing your hair which leads to weak, breakage prone hair. Even worse you can end up with patches of shorter broken hair.

Why does my perm not look curly?

The two main reasons for permed hair not being as curly as desired are, the perm rods used were too large in diameter and produced a wave rather than a curl. The other is that the perm was under processed (assuming your hair had the proper elasticity to be permed).

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