Pro Tips: How to Maintain Your Hair Perm the Right Way

Pro Tips: How to Maintain Your Hair Perm the Right Way


Perming your hair can transform your look, adding volume and texture that enhance your natural beauty. However, keeping those curls beautiful over time requires proper care and attention. At Protrim Hair Salon, we understand the intricacies of perm maintenance and are here to share our top tips to ensure your perm remains as stunning as the day you walked out of our salon.

Understanding Perm Maintenance

The key to maintaining a healthy, long-lasting perm starts with understanding the chemical changes your hair undergoes during the perming process. Perms alter the protein structure of your hair, making it crucial to follow a tailored care routine to maintain hair health and curl vibrancy.

Right After the Perm

1. Don’t Wash Immediately

Wait at least 48 hours before washing your hair after getting a perm. This pause allows the curls to set properly without the risk of relaxing the style.

2. First Wash Post-Perm

When you do wash your hair for the first time post-perm, use lukewarm water and a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Apply a rich, moisturizing conditioner and leave it on for a few minutes to help restore moisture balance to your hair.

Daily Care Tips

1. Choosing the Right Products

Invest in shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for chemically treated hair. Products enriched with proteins and moisturizing ingredients are ideal, as they help to repair and strengthen permed hair.

2. Comb Gently

Avoid brushing permed hair when it’s dry, as this can disrupt the curls and cause frizz. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle your hair when it’s wet and conditioned.

3. Drying Your Hair

Pat your hair gently with a towel instead of rubbing it. For drying, either air dry to keep curls intact or use a diffuser in a low-heat setting if you’re using a hair dryer. A diffuser will help maintain the shape and definition of your curls without causing frizz.

Long-Term Care Strategies

1. Regular Trims

Regular trims are essential to keep split ends at bay and your curls looking fresh. Every 6–8 weeks is typically a good schedule to follow.

2. Deep Conditioning Treatments

Incorporate a deep conditioning treatment into your routine every couple of weeks. This will provide deep nourishment and help manage the added stress that permed hair can experience.

3. Protect Your Hair

Protect your curls from excessive sun exposure, chlorinated water, and other environmental factors. Use leave-in conditioners with UV protection, and wear hats if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors.

Salon Visits

1. Professional Check-ups

Schedule regular visits to Protrim Hair Salon to ensure your perm is holding up as expected. Our stylists can provide adjustments and additional treatments as needed to keep your curls in optimal condition.

2. Consider a Perm Refresh

Depending on how your hair responds, consider getting a perm refresh every few months to keep your curls bouncy and full.


Maintaining a perm doesn’t have to be daunting. With the right care and a little attention to detail, you can enjoy vibrant, healthy curls that truly last. At Protrim Hair Salon, we’re committed to helping you achieve and maintain the beautiful, curly look you love. Book an appointment with us today and let us guide you through the perfect perm care routine tailored just for you.


Q. What should I do if my perm starts to look frizzy?

Frizziness is a common issue with permed hair, especially if it’s not properly moisturized. To combat frizz, make sure you’re using a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo and a rich conditioner. Apply a leave-in conditioner or curl cream specifically designed for curly or permed hair. These products can help tame frizz and redefine your curls. Additionally, consider using a weekly deep-conditioning treatment to nourish and smooth your hair. If frizz persists, visit Protrim Hair Salon for a professional treatment or consultation.

Q. How often should I change my hair care products?

The frequency of changing your hair care products depends on how well your hair is responding to them. If you notice your products are no longer giving you the desired results, or if your hair’s needs change due to environmental factors, hormonal changes, or aging, it might be time to switch products. Typically, assessing your hair care regimen every few months is a good practice. You can also consult with a stylist at Protrim Hair Salon to get personalized product recommendations based on the current condition of your hair.

Q. Are there specific treatments you recommend for permed hair at your salon?

At Protrim Hair Salon, we recommend regular hydrating treatments to keep permed hair looking healthy and vibrant. One effective treatment is our “Curl Revival” treatment, which rejuvenates and revitalizes curls, making them more defined and less prone to frizz. We also offer protein treatments, which can help strengthen permed hair and reduce breakage. During your visit, our stylists can evaluate your hair’s condition and recommend the best treatment plan to keep your perm looking fabulous.

ProTrim Location

Ngee Ann City (Flagship)

#05-28 | 391 ORCHARD ROAD SINGAPORE 238873

T: +65 6235 5516 | +65 6235 0507

MON – FRI: 10:30AM – 8:30PM
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SUN: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

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T: +65 6734 7883 | +65 6734 7882

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