Tip 1 - Avoid washing your hair 24 – 48 hours after the perm
Also avoid swimming or using scalp shampoo (oily scalp/dandruff/hairloss) which are deep cleansing in the next 2 weeks which will wash out the perm chemicals very quickly.
Tip 2 - Use the right product and the right amount
If you want to achieve soft curls, always apply curl products that are soft in texture like curl cream. Avoid using old school products like sculpting lotion or curl mousse which will leave a “hard” feel on the curls unless you want to achieve very bouncy and defined curls. Always use the right amount of products. Over applying the products will leave the curls sticky and create a wet look. Apply the curl cream when the hair is wet and before blow drying. Avoid using any serums/hair oil when the hair is wet which will pull down the curls. Serums should only be used as a finishing product after the hair is 100% dry, to anti-frizz the hair.
Tip 3 - Be Patient and Blow dry your curls to 100%
In order to ensure that the curls looks define and bouncy, the hair needs to be 100% dry. Any water/humidity will cause the curls to loosen up easily during the day.
Tip 4 - Do a Salon Treatment once a month
And also use good homecare products to treat the hair. Remember the healthier the hair, the more the curls will last.
Tip 5 - Use the correct technique to blow dry the curls
It is important to blow dry the curls in the correct way in order to achieve the final result that you desire. Each type of perm or curls has its own blow drying technique. Using the wrong technique might result in a curl that is different from what was being permed. (For example, avoid twirling the hair like curls on c curve rebonding. Instead use the second and third finger to bend the hair ends inwards. Twirling the hair might make the c curve end up looking like a rebonding perm hair)
Tip 6 - Practice makes Perfect!
At the beginning, you might find blow drying one side of your curls to easier than the other which results in one side of the curls to be stronger than the others. The hair at the side might also be easier to reach out for than the curls at the back. Practice Practice Practice! It just takes a few more practice before you are able to blow out the curls evenly.
Tip 7 - Twist it forward for tighter bouncy curls!
For rebonding perm/s curve rebonding, twist it forward for tighter bouncy curls. And twist it backwards for looser and sexier curls. In addition, you might want to create smaller sections (4 sections) if you want the curls to be tighter. And go for bigger sections (2 sections) if you want the curls to appear looser. For the same perm, you can create different looking curls with different way of blow drying.
For C curve rebonding, use the second and third finger to bend the hair ends inwards. Ensure that your palm is facing the chest. If you want the c curve to appear stronger, you can use your thumb and the rest of the 4 fingers to bend the hair ends inwards.
For styling perm and J curve Rebonding, push the hair lengths forward and blow dry it similar to a c curve.