If a perm is too curly, get rid of the perm by shampooing the hair, applying a heavy conditioner and using a chemical straightener. Discover how hair salons can get rid of perms with this free video from an experienced hairdresser.
Hi, I'm Amelia, and I'm here to talk to you about techniques on getting rid of perms. We've all had an unwanted perm, usually it's a little too tight. When the hair dresser removes the rods, you pretty much know when a perm is a little too tight. So immediately that day, go home and shampoo a perm, and what that's going to do, that's immediately going to relax it. You're also going to want to apply a heavy duty conditioner to the hair, and what that's going to do is also help weigh down some of that curl, because weight is going to pull that curl out. Then what you can do is, in about a week or two, you can go back to your designer and have them do a chemical straightener on your hair, making sure that it is ammonium thioglycolate, the exact same chemical compound that perms are created from, because if you use a sodium based one, then you'll have yourself a chemical haircut, and your hair will break off, so just make sure they use an ammonium thioglycolate based straightener. That of course is chemical process on top of chemical process, that will cause some damage, so you're then going to have to use a deep conditioner treatment on a regular basis. Now, there are some other ways to help pull the curl out, you can use a straightening spray, you can also- and just actually blow your hair out straight, you can also flat iron. Now, these will also damage the hair, but they're a little bit less damaging than let say a straightener immediately after getting a body wave. So just make sure that you do an extremely thorough consultation when you do get a perm, bring in pictures of the curl you want, and then that will also help prevent yourself from being in the situation of having to get rid of a perm.