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Why does perm hair dye wash out??????

Isn't that why they call it "PERM"???


Asked by NicolesMommy at 12:23 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • because it is permanent. It opens up the cuticle and deposits pigments that stay in the cortex of the hair.

    if permanent hair color is not staying it's due to environmental damages.
    Overprocessed hair won't allow the cuticle to seal, thus you'll have fading.
    Harsh water (hard water, or overly softened water or pool water) have chemicals that can and will alter hair color.
    sun bleaching.. the use of cheap products on your hair or thermal damage can also play a role.

    Hair color that is labeled as permanent is permanent IF you keep your hair healthy and treat against damage.
    Like painting a wall.. if you paint a wall, and your kids color on it, or you damage it by bumping it, or you smoke, the paint will chip and fade because of wear and tear.

    So if you want good color to last, you have to treat your hair good.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:06 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • And why does a perm wave in our har go away so quickly? Wouldn't it be great if we could do each one only once in our lives and it really was "perm"!! LOL

    Answer by Indyk at 12:25 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Its a ploy to get woman to spend money...... I fall for it too, I like my hair dye.............

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 12:26 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • not sure?

    Answer by jessesmama22 at 12:35 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • not sure? wow

    Answer by CarolineDezon at 2:53 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • not it's not a ploy, but any stylist can tell you that by using cheap box colors and cheap products will lead to damaging and fading of hair color, which is why if you want your hair color to stay, it's best to listen to the advice of your stylists.

    as for the comment on permanent curling, that's slightly different than permanent coloring.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:08 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • perms (permanent waves): are designed to break down the bonds in your hair, and reform them. IF your hair structure is thin, or over processed it may no longer contain a medula. The core of the hair structure. A medula is what holds the curl to the hair, so without it you can all but forget about keeping that perm for long, if at all.

    Other things that can cause a perm to "fall out" include: the weight of the hair or the products used while styling it because you are pulling more and more on it. Like a curled string.. the more pressure you use to pull on it, the longer the curl pattern becomes, until it's straight again.

    Loosing elasticity in the hair due to the products you use (cheap conditioners/shampoos/products), harsh waters (pool water, hard water, overly softened water, etc), etc, can cause the perm to fall out as well. Like a rubber band, the more damage it takes, the less elastic it can become.


    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:14 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • if hair is treated properly and the products are used correctly, then YES these things can remain permanent.

    but obviously abuse to your hair will reduce in the effectiveness of the products. This is why it's best to find a stylist who can educate you on proper hair care, to ensure the best results for your hair.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:15 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • idk bump

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:11 AM on Sep. 17, 2010