In the name of beauty, all of us have done pretty much everything we can think of, from slathering snail mucin product to sitting for a good few hours just for hair treatment. In case you haven’t heard digital perm or digiperm is the new ‘it’ word. Sometimes all we need is a hair revamp to spice things up and a digital perm if one of them. Although it involves hours of treatment and tons of perm solutions. Well, once we’ve seen the final outcome, it’s definitely worth it! However, it all goes in vain if we’re not taking good care of our locks. So, before you schedule an appointment with the hair salon for digital perm, it is important that you know the essential tips to make your luscious locks last longer. Keep reading because Beauty Insider (aka your bestie) has gathered the tips on how to take care of digital perm hair for good!

What is Digital Perm?

Cold perm, digital perm, twist perm, classic perm and the list goes on. We know that with an infinite list of the type of perms, it can be quite confusing to know which one is what. So what exactly is a digital perm? Digital perm involves using heated rods and chemicals to restructure the hair. Unlike other perms, digital perm delivers natural-looking curls that are softer. Normally, the whole process takes about four hours.

What are the Things to Avoid After Getting A Digital Perm?

It is undeniable, a digital perm is not only costly but it requires you to invest more time in taking care of it. Apart from maintaining the permed hair to ensure the results last longer, there are few things that you need to avoid at all costs. Spoiler alert some of it may require you to sacrifice the things you love. Well, we all do anything in the name of beauty, right?

  • It is recommned to not wash your hair everyday
  • Make sure to use only small amount of conditioner
  • Avoid pool, steam room and sauna
  • Do not brush your hair, instead opt for wide tooth comb. If you can’t give up on the brush, make sure to use hair detangler before that.

12 Tips on How To Take Care of Digital Perm Hair So That It’ll Last Longer

1.Avoid Washing Your Locks After the Treatment

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The first thing that pops into your mind after you just got back is to take a shower, right? Hold on Beauties! Although you can’t wait to grab the shampoo and wash away all the chemical residues, such action may cause your permed hair to lose its curls. It is recommended that you wait up to 48 hours before washing your hair after the treatment. Simply use the shower cap and the best tip is to wash your mane right before the treatment.

2. Detangle When It’s Wet

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Detangle our hair is the easiest routine, yet it helps to amp up our hair game. It is a universal knowledge to detangle the hair when it is dry but if you just got your hair permed, it is best to do the opposite. Make sure to detangle your hair using a wide tooth comb or even fingers right after the shower. Trust us you do not want to brush your hair when it is dry because it loosens the curls and also causes unruly frizzy hair. One pro tip is to apply a leave-in conditioner product to make this routine much easier.

3. Say No To Towel!

We’re pretty sure that most of us dry up our hair using a towel. Regardless of your hair type, such action will actually make your hair more prone to breakage and damage. Instead, opt for a soft cotton t-shirt or even a microfibre cloth as they are more gentle to the hair. Another alternative is that you can wrap your locks with a microfibre towel into a turban before letting it air dry. This method will ensure that the excess water is completely absorbed.

4.Twist It Up

Sometimes when you’re hair is acting out, it really means a bad hair day. It can be quite confusing to know what hair tips work the best especially when you just got the digital perm. Fret not, because twisting your hair is the ultimate secret to banish this hair concern. Remember to twist your locks in big sections if you want to attain larger curls, whereas small sections will make your hair into cute ringlet curls. You can even style up your hair in rope braids whenever you need a quick fix. Plus, you can even leave it overnight and you will wake up to luscious curls.

5. Hair Care Products

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Although digital perm is a life savior, it can also cause hair damaged to the amount of chemicals and heat that were used during the treatment. Hence, it is important that you invest in hair care products that are formulated specifically for curly hair. If you found that your locks look uncontrollable and unmanageable, make sure to boost them with a hair mask or hair oil.

6. Blow Dry, Yay or Nay?

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We know that the easiest way to let your hair dry is by blow drying it but the bad news is that it will do more harm than good. The exposure to heat will make it more damaged and also loosen the curls. So if you want to maintain the curls and make them last longer, avoid using a hairdryer. However, if you need to use a hairdryer, we suggest that you choose a cool mode and opt for a diffuser. Many people have highly raved about how the diffuser has been a game-changer in their hair routine. It is perfect to protect the hair against heat damage and also prevent frizzy hair.

7. Hair Dye

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Although experimenting with different hairstyles and colours is definitely one of the perks of being a hair aficionado. You might want to take a break for a while as subjecting your hair to the chemicals and heat, will cause further damage. So, make sure that you wait a month prior and after getting your permed if you want to dye your hair.

8. Stay Away From Heat Styling Products

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If you have been searching for the best tips on how to take care of digital perm hair, well it all comes down to the hair styling products. Although it is not forbidden, it is recommended that you use heat styling products sparingly to minimizes any potential hair damage. But if you need to use them, remember to apply a heat protectant product.

9. Sleep with Style

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When you’re searching for the info on how to take care of digital perm hair, one of the primary questions that people have is how do you sleep? There are few tips that you can do to get a good sleep without worrying it will ruin your permed hair. Amongst the tricks that people use is wrapping the hair with silk cloth or you can even use a silk or satin pillow to minimize the friction. Plus, you can style your hair with two side buns to prevent the locks from flattening.

10. Trim Your Mane

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Last but not least, trimming your hair is not only handy to keep the curls in shape, but it also keeps the frizziness at bay! So go ahead, trim your hair, and maintain those curls for long-lasting results.

11. Blow Dry Your Hair The Right Way

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If you seriously cannot stand not blow-drying your hair after a relaxing shower, here is how you can do so without damaging your digital perm hair. So, if you are in a rush to leave the house and have no choice but to blow-dry your hair, you should remember 2 important steps. Set your hair dryer to cool, and invest in a good diffuser. Using a diffuser when blow-drying your hair can not only speed up your drying time, but also prevent frizz. Thus, the time your hair is exposed to heat is reduced. 

12. No Swimming, Saunas or Steam Rooms

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After getting your digital perm, you should avoid going swimming, to a sauna or even a steam room. Visiting these places can ruin your digital perm and it won’t be pretty. This is due to the excessive chlorine and heat inside the water that causes damage to your permed hair. So, try to stay away from pools for the moment. But if you really can’t avoid it, we suggest wearing a swimming cap to shield your hair. Just make sure it is nice and snug! 

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