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Permed Hair Careis one of the hardest types of hair to maintain because it has a lot of "cuticle damage". Once the hairs chemical makeup has been transformed it needs special care.

Shampoo gently with a shampoo specially created for permed hair. Aggressive shampoos or scrubbing can cause early relaxation.

Condition the hair with conditioners specially made for permed hair. Permed hair has varying porosity - ordinary conditioners may over or under condition hair.

As perm grows out, spray a volumizing product or gel at the roots and blow dry at the scalp to create added lift.

Do not wrap in a towel turban when you get out of the shower with wet hair. The added friction can knot and damage vulnerable wet hair. Instead, carefully blot hair dry.

Don't brush hair when wet. Comb with a wide-tooth comb, working tangles out as you move from the ends toward the scalp.

A diffuser should be used to dry permed hair. For more curly hairstyles, continue to use the diffuser throughout the styling. For more relaxed styles, remove the diffuser and blow dry at finish.

Use extreme care when styling.

When using styling appliances, use thermal protectant for maximum protection. Avoid aggressive manipulation of the hair.

Mist with a perm rejuvenator to add essential moisture, shine and manageability while helping to define the curl.

Make an appointment for a trim. It's important to get your hair trimmed or shaped every 5-6 weeks to remove the ends. Regular trimming will also extend the life of your perm and make it easier for you to style.

Perm your outgrowth. Just because you still have perm in your hair doesn't mean you can't have another perm. In fact, a perm specially formulated for previously permed hair can give you even, manageable, silky soft curls.