Q: I had my hair permed 2 and 1/2 weeks ago and I hate it. Is it safe to use a home straightening kit now or should I wait a
couple more weeks (or months)?
A: Provided that your hair hasnít been overstressed or damaged by the perming process, you should be fine to use a straightening kit
at this point. If your hair does show some signs of damage, I would give your hair some extra time to recover. In the interim, give
yourself deep-conditioning treatments.
Be sure to pay close attention to the directions on the package and follow them closely. If you
are concerned that your hair has been damaged and are unsure how the straightening will work, give yourself a strand test before
applying the product all over the head. This will allow you to both assure that the hair will withstand the straightening, and help
you to confirm the timing of the processes.