While a perm is "permanent" it will indefinitely change the structure of the permed areas of hair. Permed hair will begin to relax after 3 to 6 months. Once the hair starts to relax the curls pattern will become looser. It is recommended to wait about 6 months in between perm visits to give hair time to rest and then you can make your next appointment to refresh the perm if applicable.
Being that both perming and hair-coloring are chemical services it is highly discouraged to try to perm and color hair on the same day. Another reason this is discouraged is because the haircolor might be affected by the perming process and will likely fade quickly. We recommend perming hair first and then waiting about a week or 2 before coloring hair.
1. You will not wash your hair for 48-72 hours after a perm. Avoid any chemicals of any time within that time frame. As the perm is still forming wear your hair down and try to manipulate it as least as possible. Once the waiting period is up you may wash your hair as normal with a sulfate free shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. Treat your perm as you would normal curly hair, even taking extra care, to make sure it stays moisturized and healthy.