I came across your post for perms and loved them which brings me to my email, I got a perm about 2 weeks ago it was suppose to be a soft wavy , when I left the salon my hair looked beautiful styled exactly as I had wanted. Now after 2 weeks my hair looks dull lifeless with hardly any wavy left except certain pieces of the head which looks dreadful, I went back to see my stylist and he suggested to get a haircut thinking it might bring back some of the wavy. I got the haircut and now there is nothing left of the perm. My stylist wants to re-perm my hair but I am a little cautious because it feels a bit on the dry side, and when a friend saw my hair they told me that this too as happened to them and when they went to re-perm her hair it would not take and it left her hair looking fizzy, I don’t know what to do any suggestions would help
I am sorry to hear this Pamela but the truth is this does happen often with perming due to a few reasons, and this sounds like it might have been that while applying one of the two solutions in perming the hair was not completely saturated correctly hence straight bites. You did not indicate if your hair has color or highlights, sometimes this to might also be the case why there are results such as yours. The most important step in successful perming for the hairdresser’s part is to ensure that each and every rod, roller whatever used to create new texture to the hair is dripping well absorbed with the solutions.
It has been 2 weeks since you received the perm and I would have probably asked you to do the same thing (getting a haircut) so I do not think your stylist did you wrong there, and if he feels that your hair which is very hard to determine since I cannot see nor feel your hair can take another perm services I suggest you do it. However there are a few different steps to consider, 1/ it’s important that the stylist wraps your hair with the first solution and work quickly 2/ use alternating sizes in the perm rods etc, the reason; because your hair might reactivate what might still be present in your hair from your first perm service, 3/ as soon as it is done I would apply a clear gloss and make sure you are using the correct products in your hair as well as styling aids and go through them with you so you can recreate the look at home.
So if any of this applies to you I would go back in and have it redone and if the above information is followed I am almost sure I can guarantee a successful outcome. Good Luck