Do you suffer from dry frizzy hair after perm? Then, you must know that the chemicals in the perming solution have played havoc on your hair and scalp.
The lure of the ringlets and waves is magnificent. But so is the aftermath of the process that creates those curls.
I have had my hair permed twice. So, I know what are the repercussions of that styling treatment. Even after the permed hair got trimmed, I still suffered from brittle hair.
My hair entangled and formed a nest. I was even embarrassed to step out of my house. My situation was so bad that I was even scared to seek out professional help.
After none of the luxury haircare brands delivered what they promised. I then turned on to handmade hair care remedies to undo my perm damage.
I hope the perm treatment did not damage your hair as bad as mine. But if it has. Then, please read further to know how to fix frizzy permed hair with handmade home remedies.
Know-How to Make Dry Frizzy Hair After Perm Better Easily
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The sooner you accept that the excessive frizz means damaged hair. The better you will be able to deal with the unruly and tangled hair.
Having said that, not all frizzy hair is equal. That means there are stages to dry hair. The extent of damage through perm determines how weak are your hair bonds.
The frailer the hair shafts, the more the frizz. If you find your hair falling out after perm in clumps with every brush stroke. Then, it means your hair has deep damage to the roots. In that case, getting rid of those damaged hair strands is the best solution.
To execute that plan, all you need is a good hair cutting shears. You can get a hold of your hair and chop off the ends. Cutting about a quarter of an inch from the ends should be good. Since on average, the hair grows about half an inch in a month. So, you will get the length of your hair back soon even after the chopping.
If being an autotonsorialist scares you. Then, you can visit your hairstylist for the needful.
2. Protein Masks
For this one, all you need to do is whip up an egg with curd. Then, use the resultant emulsion as a hair pack. It should take about 15 minutes for the pack to dry before you wash it off with water. Since I am a no-poo person, I do not use shampoo after the egg masks. But you can use a mild shampoo.
This is one is my current favorite. I love to use chickpea and curd paste to use as a hair mask. Chickpea is a great source of plant protein. Plus, it also makes the hair squeaky clean. I use about 2 tbsps of chickpea with some curd to make a thick non-dripping mask. Then, keep it on the hair for about 15 minutes before washing it off with plain water.
I can never tire away from repeating how good is coconut for the body. It works wonders for the hair too. Thus, you can use it in various forms on your hair.
The most common one is to massage your scalp with coconut oil. The other options are to use coconut milk as a rejuvenating mask on your hair. Coconut milk helps condition the hair shafts. Thus, it binds the hair strands together, thereby minimizing the frizz.
3. Healthy Diet
No amount of external applications can make up for the poor diet. Since protein forms the major portion of the hair. Hence, it makes sense to include a lot of protein-rich foods in your diet.
Some of them are as follows:
- Moringa Leaves
- Pulses And Legumes
Apart from proteins, you need other nutrients as well to have wholesome nutrition. That includes water, minerals, and vitamins along with carbohydrates, fats, and fiber.
B-complex, zinc, and iron are essential for maintaining healthy hair.
4. Product Build up removal
Do you find tangles in your hair after a perm?
If yes, then that means you have a product build up in your hair.
After my perm, I had a terrible time untangling the pesky knots in my hair. Back then I did not know that the strong chemicals in the perm stick to the hair and scalp. Even after repeated washes, those chemicals do not wash off. Hence, they end up making the hair sticky and clogging the scalp pores.
Therefore, post perm you are bound to suffer from tangled hair that breaks a lot.
Over the years, I have come up with my tried and tested solution for saving the hair from product build-up. They are:
Baking Soda Shampoo and Apple cider vinegar clarifying rinse.
Juice of onion, ginger, and garlic to unclog the scalp pores.
5. Reducing the physical wear and tear
Once your hair touches strong chemicals, they are bound to go through stress. By stress, I mean damage to the cuticle layers and weakening of bonds between hair shafts.
Most of the styling activities lead to some kind of harm to the hair. Some of those common hairstyling activities include perming, straightening, and coloring.
Once your hair has gone through any of these treatments. Then, your hair is bound to suffer. To reduce the damage done to the hair, you should help the hair relax.
Apart from the 4 pointers listed above. You can further help the hair by not subjecting them to any physical stress.
So, tying tight buns and using rubber bands is a strict NO. Instead, you could make loose braids and use silk scarves to lessen the friction between hair.
Most of us know that extreme hairstyling options can leave our hair damaged. But we still take the risk in hopes of up our style quotient.
For years I have neglected my hair health. I have done chemical procedures, used SLS shampoos and mineral oil-filled styling products.
Since the time I realized my mistake, since then I have made the switch to safer handmade hair care products. Most of such products are available in my kitchen. Also, they take little to no time to create from scratch.
Though the best benefit they provide is improving hair quality.
This article lists 5 tried and tested home remedies that helped me save my dry frizzy hair after perm. The recipes are simple and easy to follow. I hope they will help you too.
If you got some of your hacks to help with restoring damaged permed hair. Then, please mention them in the comments.
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