My perm looks like a poodle? (Explained)
My perm looks like a poodle? If 48 hours hasn’t pass since you have done your perm, wash your hair. This will prevent the poodle perm from settling.
If 48 hours have already passed, you should follow my instructions to replenish and remove the poodle curls from your hair:
- Begin by washing and moisturize your hair.
- Use a hair mask once a week.
- Sleep on a satin silk pillowcase.
- Use a hairspray, and scrunch your hair to re-shape your curls.
Did you waste your time on a perm that resulted in a horrible result?
You want your hair to look like a model with beautiful curls. Instead, your perm looks like a poodle.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the possible causes of your perm going wrong before presenting an action plan to fix it.
WHY DOES MY PERM LOOKS LIKE A POODLE? POSSIBLE CAUSES
You need to fix your perm before someone notices because everyone will assume that you aren’t changing it.
I want to help you understand why your perm looks like this.
- This lack of communication with your stylist is a problem
- Poor choice of rods
- Inadequate hair treatments
Perm failures can be caused by many factors. This post covers three common reasons why a perm can fail. You’ll learn more about these issues below!
To avoid these mistakes in the future, you should remember to check in with your hairstylist at the very least every few weeks.
1) LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR STYLIST
When your hair is a different color, shape, or style, it can be time-consuming to find out if the change will work for you.
Ask your stylist all the questions that you need and ensure that the change is comfortable & practical for your everyday lifestyle.
Example: Whether you will be able to take care of the curls depends on many factors such as your hair type and habits.
How long will it take to care of my hair?
You want to find out if a look is right for you. Ask any questions you need and get answers from the stylist.
When there’s a lack of communication with your stylist, they will produce confusing and often poorly executed work. In this case, the perm came out to be very bad.
2) POOR CHOICE OF RODS
We’re back to miscommunication: a beach wave perm is totally different than an “afro” style curl. The look of each hairstyle is very different.
There are many kinds of perm rods on the market.
There are different sizes of flexi rods, spiral curlers that facilitate hair curls at different diameters.
Your perm has been completed. If you have a poodle perm, the rod used probably wasn’t the right one. It’s important to talk to your stylist beforehand so they can ensure their selection is appropriate for your hair type.
3) INADEQUATE TREATMENTS
After a perm, you should use products specifically designed to style your new curls. Nothing else will provide the care that is needed to keep curly hair looking healthy and beautiful.
Curls often need weekly masks and styling creams to help them maintain their health. Washing hair daily makes it look more like a poodle’s, but if you don’t bother with that, you’ll never fully master your curly texture.
No doubt you’ve found the problem in your permed hair, and you’ve probably also been able to figure out why it turned out this way. Now let’s take a look at solutions for fixing the awful look it has.
HOW TO FIX YOUR PERM RIGHT NOW TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE POODLE PERM
WASH YOUR HAIR RIGHT AWAY
Wash your hair right away, If it hasn’t been more than 24 hours since you left the salon.
Your hair well, it’s been set by the hairstylist. You shouldn’t wash it until at least 48 hours.
If this isn’t your situation, you may want to consider how a care plan for this specific perm can take you from despair to oh my goodness I feel like I’ve been on some kind of roller coaster ride!
- Wide-tooth comb
- A spray bottle
- A scrunchie
- Satin or terry cloth caps or pillowcases
- Curl shampoo
- Curl conditioner
- Curl mask
- Curl oil
- (If your hair is curly) For best results, consider using a styling cream to create curls or a styling spray that can help define the curls if needed.
If you think your perm looks like a poodle and all you want to do is detangle, how can I ask you to use anything for curls?
Research shows that the most common mistake is to believe that if you use curling products, they’ll “curl” even more.
However, this isn’t always the case and it’s best to talk with a hair professional before deciding to make any kind of purchase.
To Get rid of your frizzy, shapeless poodle hair with curling products. Our goal is to make you look your best. We promise that some of the ways we do this is by nourishing and styling your hair.
A popular technique for curly hair to get rid of the poodle look is to use special shampoo and conditioner.
At this point, use a wide-tooth comb
Use a conditioner and apply it to your hair by downward strokes without touching the scalp.
You can detangle your hair after a wash by gently combing your hair to remove tangles, making sure you are thorough but gentle.
Rinse your hair thoroughly. Then, dry it with the towel pressing method. Don’t rub your hair to prevent breakage.
3) STYLING PRODUCT
There are many types of curl creams, so choose one that suits your hair type and look.
Hairspray is generally easier for people with fine or thick hair because it gives them the more of a natural look and keeps it from weighing down your hair too much.
This styling product can help open up tight curls and even keep flagrant styling at bay.
You’ll use it once a week after your washing routine. It’s will help you to keep moisturizing and styling your poodle perm while keeping moisture inside & out of the air.
5) SATIN PILLOWCASE AND SCRUNCHIES
You’ll sleep with a satin pillowcase. If your hair is too long, you’ll secure it with a scrunchie or some type of other elastic band that doesn’t damage your hair.
This satin pillowcase for frizz-prone hair will stop the hair from becoming even more brittle and flaky by preventing any friction. It’s highly recommended that you use it as it makes a big difference in the texture of hair
You can use this morning routine to start off your day with a kick! When you wake up, wet your hair and spray just water on it.
You’ll activate styling products quickly and efficiently when the products are wet from this morning application.
Sometimes when hair is dry, it turns around and becomes frizzy in the curls. You shouldn’t use a brush on your wet or damp hair because every time you do, it will just go back to its old poodle look.
Doing this might cause that to happen and unfortunately will take a lot of time & effort with some bad side effects like serious damage.
7) DON’T FORGET TO SCRUNCH YOUR WET HAIR INTO THE DESIRED SHAPE
Think you may need to re-apply styling cream? Make sure hair is damp before applying and let it dry naturally afterwards. You will get a better result that way!
In a few days, you’ll say goodbye to your poodle perm and the struggle of constantly trying to maintain your curls. With all the level of care, you may have put them through too.