When can you wash your hair after a perm or color???

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NE PA
    Posts
    1,296
    Hi all,
    My dd got her hair permed last night and we know Gracie told us when she could wash hair (sooner than I remembered) and now can't remember if she can wash it today.

    Also, I had my haired colored for first time ever and wanted to wash it today, but wasnt' sure if I could, anyone??

    Thanks,

    Lisa

  2. #2
    babywings76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,273
    It's been a while since I worked as a shampoo girl in a salon, so things might be different now...But it used to be that you don't shampoo your hair after a perm for 2 days. When perms are done, they just rinse off the solution and then use conditioner on it. But you shouldn't wash it for the 2 days. If you had it colored, it's okay to wash it the next day. They shampoo it 2 times after the color is done processing, and it's fine. But I recommend you use a shampoo suited for color treated hair.

  3. #3
    byrd1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ashville, Ohio
    Posts
    1,837
    Facebook:
    Visit
    I've actually washed my hair the same day as having it colored. My hair dresser told me after 3 washings the color will have a softer look, so I guess it fades some, but I've never seen color come off in the tub. I do use shampoo for color treated hair.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    118
    I have always washed my hair the next day after either a perm or getting it colored. I wasn't ever told any different, and my hair needs washing before going to work every day. I haven't ever had any problems with doing that.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NE PA
    Posts
    1,296
    I do have the shampoo for color treated hair, but couldn't remember what Gracie told me and I didn't want to mess it up.

    Lisa

  6. #6
    Chefgirl2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    994
    Haven't you seen Legally Blonde? Washing your hair within 24 hours is strictly forbidden because it deactivates the amoni...thioculate.. and the curls won't hold(okay I made up the word to sound like what Elle said).

    That is how Elle won her first case. It is the same with color. That I know because I just had my hair done before my class reunion and could Not wash my hair the morning we all met at the races...

  7. #7
    Intrepid_Chef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    5,152
    Facebook:
    Visit
    Twitter:
    Visit
    24 hours after a perm but immediately after color.

    You have to rinse that excess color out somehow and it's never hurt me to mix a little shampoo with the water. Plus you must IMMEDIATELY condition.

  8. #8
    Shawnna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,399
    I have always heard 2 days after a perm but the hairdresser always washes my hair right after coloring. Washing hair too soon after a perm can cause you to lose some of the curl.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NE PA
    Posts
    1,296
    Well I washed it tonight before my SU show I went to and so far so good, other than hubby did say it's a little lighter and he noticed a "highlight" of grey in one area he didn't notice last night.

    Oh well, Gracie was thrilled how it took so strong to my grey, so hopefully it won't keep coming out..........maybe I'll wait a few more days now that it's "clean" again, lol.

    Lisa

Similar Pampered Chef Threads

  1. Oh no! My cell phone went through the wash!
    By babywings76 in Chef's Lounge
    Replies: 23
    03-21-2009, 07:35 PM
  2. Wash the apron first???
    By lakamper in Bridal Showers
    Replies: 16
    07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
  3. Wash hands or gloves
    By melaniepc in General business Tips
    Replies: 11
    07-16-2008, 07:31 AM
  4. Can I wash the table runner????
    By lkspeir in Quick Tips
    Replies: 4
    09-01-2007, 10:45 PM
  5. Didn't wash my knife quick enough?
    By laura062182 in Chef's Lounge
    Replies: 20
    05-15-2007, 01:34 PM

Tags for this Thread