Well, there isnt an expiry date printed on the box, however in the hair industry theres sort of an unwritten rule when it comes to products that dont have a specified expiry date. Its usually 3 years from the date it was made IF THE PACKAGE HASNT BEEN OPENED. Once the seal has been broken and exposed to air, things can go sour much faster. 1 year shelf life MAXIMUM. personal advice, if its been open for any longer then 6 months, dispose of it. And that only applies to single formulated products. If you have to say... mix part A with part B, or add the activator to lotion or whatever... its only good for a very short period of time. Like 15 minutes up to an hour and a half, by then the internal chemical reaction between the 2 parts of the product has gone flat, its no longer producing the active reaction intermediates that perform the "reduction" phase of a perm. Once thats done, rinse thoroughly, and again, nope over in that spot too, and rinse and finally rinse everything thoroughly one more time. There shouldnt be any pungent smell after rinsing the first solution. If there is, repeat the rinsing all over again. Under no circumstances should rinsing take any less time then 5-7 minutes. Also rinse with warmer water, it relaxes the hair so the water can flow through it with ease. Now come away from the sink and start blotting the rods, being careful not to "rough up" the hair. We just melted the protein structure in the hair, being messy while drying is a leading cause of the frizz associated with perms. You want to keep them as smooth and firmly planted as possible. I personally like to go in with papertowel and gently wrap each rod and lightly squeeze out any more moisture the towel dodnt pick up. Youd be surprise how much more paper towels absorb. Now, if you need a break, now would be a good time. Just let the hair breath for a few minutes, but no longer then a half hour or else theyll start to really get drywhich makes them not take neutralizer evenly. You want the hair just damp. Cold and damp-ish when touched, but no water clings to your finger when removed from the hair. Thats the perfect time to neutralize, or "glue" that melted protein into the formation of the rod. Follow manufacturers instructions for neutralizing, then again rinsr, rinse,RINSE rinse... rinse. You may use a conditioner at this point, but scrunch it into the hair. The hair is still really soft and putting too much tension on it can really destroy the curls. Once that gets rinsed(or not) you can proceed to styling. I once again, that putting tension on a fresh perm will pull out some curl, so if youre more looking for a body wave, sure, have it blown out smooth, but for maximum curl retention I usually and just a little bit of a curl defining product, then loosely finger twirl small sections of hair untill the curl looks like the spiral of a candycane, maybe even a little curlier then that. Then bust out the diffuser and begin drying. Remember to gather your curls at the ends and using your diffuser kindof cup them and push them towards the scalp. Do not scrub, shake or mangle your little ringlets, or youll frizz out unnecessarily .when 90% dry, stop diffusing. Let the rest air dry.now you can play with your curls.push, pinch twirl and gather untill its the shape youre going after, then just let it be. The law of perm aftercare is simple, do not aggresively mangle your curls, and keep them dry for 48 hours after your service.a spritz from a water bottle to tame a few flyaways is totally fine, you just dont want it sopping wet that the water weighs it down, dragging the curl with it. Happy perming!
Date published: 2019-01-28