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.
Do perms ruin your hair forever?
But, it is possible for a perm to permanently change the structure of the hair follicle. 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 hair grow curly after perm?
Once the stylist removes the curlers, your hair will now be “permanently” curled (which is where the term “perm” comes from). Unlike hair dyes, perms can’t wash out. It will stay curly even after you’ve washed and dried your hair!
Can you undo a perm?
If you want to undo the results of a perm, or relax a perm, wash your hair with Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner to cleanse and hydrate your hair, and to help relax your curls. … If you want, you can even leave it on your curly hair overnight and wash it out in the morning.
Why is my perm not 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).
What happens if I brush my perm?
No matter how you detangle your hair, never use a brush on permed hair. This will separate your curls and can cause your hair to be frizzy. In addition, brushing may damage delicate permed strands. Scrunch hair daily.