My girlfriend has naturally curly hair when she gets out of the shower. She wanted to get a perm that would be just like her naturally curly hair all of the time.

She just got the perm today and she says the curls are way too tight. I know it falls down a bit after a few days, but she says it is much tighter than it was right after the last time she got a perm.

What can she do to loosen the curls?

What shampoo and conditioner should she buy?

Originally Posted by LouisAlvin
First off, I have had perms in the past (sadly) because I thought my curls weren't nice enough ;p so I know whereof I speak! lol!

What she can do to relax the curl....she can not put styling product in...she can not use the blowdryer or heat to dry; she can wash it as little as possible; she can use a pick comb to loosen curl when it is wet; she can use super moisturizing treatments, because perms kill hair, and she needs to care for her poor burned hair...lastly - it will *totally fry* her hair, but she can use a home perm kit, put the perm solution in, and keep combing her hair straight for 20 mins...then put in the neutralizer, and comb it through for 20 mins. Her hair will be as straight as a ruler. For months afterwards. Maybe even for years. Take that as the warning it is meant to be! It will defs reverse the perm though. But it may well completely destroy her hair. Be warned!

You need to urge her to embrace her curls. They will relax, and she will get used to them. She wanted curly hair, she has it! what could be better, imo?

ps she should be using hair products for damaged hair, because perms really, really destroy hair. She will need trims every month too.
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
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Last edited by Knotty_Maddy; 11-09-2012 at 11:36 PM.