How To Sleep After Getting A Perm

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Do you need to worry about sleeping after your hair is permed? Is there any special requirement to allow the perm to be set in my hair fully?

There is no major issue with how to sleep after getting a perm, but there are a few tricks you can use to make sure you wake with your curls. Use a good conditioner specific to your perm, apply it to your hair, and wrap it in a silk headscarf.

Can I sleep on my newly permed hair?

newly permed hair

Yes, it’s best to sleep on your side and flick some of the newly permed hair away from your face, but other than that, it’s all standard hair maintenance.

For the best results, you can sleep on silk or satin pillowcases, it may seem a little luxurious, but it will prevent friction on your hair as you move in your sleep through the night.

Alternatively, you can condition your hair liberally and wrap your hair in a silk or satin headscarf. Again the general idea is to prevent friction and frizz.

If you have long hair and had a soft curl permed into your hair, you may want to try sleeping on your back for a few nights to give the perm time to settle into your hair.

To sleep on your back, you will want to shuffle your body further down the mattress and then flick your hair above your head and rest over a silk pillowcase.

Just because you are on your back does not mean you do not move your head, creating friction and damaging your hair.

Sleeping on your back for a few nights is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you are a side sleeper.

Place a pillow or two under your knees and adjust for comfort. The pillows will take the stretch off your back and stomach muscles.

How can I sleep without ruining my curls?

Braid your hair! It’s a technique guaranteed to maintain your cherished curls, and it also looks pretty cool.

You can sleep easy with your braided hair and ensure that your curls will be perfect when you wake up.

Finding a way to sleep after a perm should not cause you any sleepless nights, perms are generally robust, but they do need maintenance and care.

If your permed hair is short, how can you sleep and know your curls will still be there in the morning? Well, once the perm is set, it will be in place for months, depending on your maintenance regime.

If you have short permed hair, you could invest in a satin hat and wear it when you go to bed, and it’s all about the friction, and with short hair, you have very few options to sleep with your hair out of the way as to say.

A satin hat would be easy to wear, and its cool limited friction surface would be perfect for preventing frizz.

How to sleep with a new perm?

Avoid friction; it is your hair’s enemy! After a perm, there are no specific rules. It’s all kinds of common sense, and a general hair care regime needed.

Should you find a special way of sleeping after getting a perm? If your hair is long, you may want to sleep on your back for a few days, but it’s not really necessary.

The most important factor is avoiding hair friction, which is easily achieved by sleeping on silk pillows or by wrapping your hair in a silk or satin headscarf.

Of course, a couple of spritzes of serum will help keep your hair in good condition.

If you have long wavy permed hair, consider putting your hair in a bun before you sleep. Still, use a silk bonnet or wrap your hair to avoid friction.

By placing your hair in a loose bun, you will ensure your soft curls are being maintained while you sleep.

How do you take care of permed hair?

Don’t be tempted to wash your hair for the first 48 hours. This will enable the perm to be fully set in your hair without losing your curls.

It may seem counterintuitive but don’t comb your hair for the first 24 hours after the perm. It could cause your hair to straighten and your perm to be uneven.

If you want to color your hair, you will need to refrain for two weeks, colors and perms don’t go together at first, and you may get a reaction and a color you did not expect.

It’s well known that the chemicals in perm solutions are pretty strong, and as a result, a perm will dry your hair out and lose some shine. To combat this, you must moisturize multiple times throughout the day to restore the moisture balance in your hair.

Avoid tying your hair in a ponytail before you wash your hair so you can keep your hair from creasing around the tie.

How do you fix frizzy permed hair?

It happens, so this is how you take care of frizzy permed hair. Buy a decent curl cream or a suitable cream for your type of perm.

With damp hair, apply the curl cream to your hair in a patting motion, don’t be tempted to rub it into your hair and create additional problems.

You can comb the curl cream through your hair with your fingers, and if your hair is long, you can scrunch the cream into your hair.

Repeat this process over the coming hours until you lose the frizz.

How to make your perm last longer

Sleep with your hair in a silk wrap and use silk pillowcases, it’s luxurious, but it does prevent friction and prevents your hair from frizzing.

Avoid anything harsh on your hair, such as prolonged UV exposure, and keep your hair moisturized.

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