How Long After A Perm Can I Recolor My Hair?

How Long After A Perm Can I Recolor My Hair?
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How long after a perm can I recolor my hair? The processes of perming and coloring hair are different, so it is advisable to wait for one or two weeks before you color your hair.

We understand that you want to do a lot of things with your hair at the same time. However, you are unsure of what the result will be. Will my hair get damaged? Will they fall out? Will it break? What if it’s irreversible? All of these fears only come when what you want to do with your hair involves chemicals or heat.

An example of this is getting a perm and coloring your hair simultaneously. If this combination has crossed your mind, then we’re sure a series of questions must have crossed your mind i.e. will it work? Can I do it at the same time? if not, how long do I have to wait after one to get the other done? Etc.

In this article, we’ll be answering these questions, so stay relaxed and read on! 

Perming and adding color to your hair are two different methods and as such cannot be done together.

Perm is a hairstyle that consists of curls and waves in the hair. Perm works by altering and changing the hair texture through the use of chemicals. While hair coloring is the practice of changing hair color through the use of chemicals. These definitions, further show that these two cannot be done the same way and should not be.

How long after a perm can I recolor my hair?

It is advisable to wait for one to two weeks before adding color to the hair after perming.

Also for proper guidance, it is best to consult with your hairstylist. This is because your hairstylist knows your hair; hence he/she is in the best position to tell you how long you should wait.

Why Do I Need To Wait For So Long?

 Asides from the obvious reason that they take two different methods to do, perm and hair coloring involve the use of chemical treatments. These chemical treatments when added together can be harsh for your hair and can make your hair dull and dry.

In some cases, it might lead to further damages like split ends, hair loss or hair breakage, scalp irritation, etc. 

You will also most likely not get the color that you desire; this is because doing both at the same time will produce a light shade of the color you intend.

How Long After A Perm Can I Recolor My Hair?

Does A Perm Ruin Your Hair Forever?

Perm makes use of heat and chemicals to break down and restructure the protein bonds in the hair strands and follicles. These can cause permanent damage and can lead to the hair being permanently changed. 

Will My Perm Get Curlier After I Wash It?

Washing will not make your perms get curlier; it will only make the shapes look more natural. You shouldn’t wash your perms for at least two days after you get it down.

Is It Better To Color Or Perm First?

It is advisable to perm first, this is so that the process of perming the hair will not interfere with the color applied. There may be a reaction between the neutralizing solution in the perm and the hair colorant.

Is It Okay To Wash Permed Hair Every Day?

It is wrong to wash permed hair every day. Washing it every day will leave the hair dry and make the hair go back to its natural state.  If you must wash, wait until after 48 hours of getting it done, use a very mild shampoo, and don’t forget to use conditioner after.

Finally, Getting perms done is good, coloring your hair is fine too. However, before you make any decision, you should consult your hairstylist.

Your hairstylist will make use of the best product that will not damage your hair. He or she will also give you the best counsel based on their knowledge of how much they’ve handled your hair in recent times.

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