How To Perm or Relax Your Hair Extensions

To Perm or Not To Perm

Can you really perm your hair extensions? The answer to this question is yes. You can perm your hair extensions.

But remember to always be careful when doing so. Private Label Extensions’ high-quality hair has the capability of being permed. Be mindful that perming any type of human hair extensions decreases the quality of it.

Good results have come out of perming hair extensions. Just like dying hair a different color, perming hair extensions is very normal.

Hair Dye Materials

What is a perm?

A perm is the process of a chemical creating a wavy or curly style of human hair. People that want perms usually have straight hair and want to have a bouncier hairstyle with more hair volume.

"Wait, so I thought a perm straightens the hair? A “relaxer” straightens the hair. People with natural tighter curls use a relaxer to make their hair straight. "

What is the difference between a hair perm and a hair relaxer?" A lot of people mix the terms perm and relaxer up, but I’ll explain. As stated before, a perm is chemically altering your straight and wavy hair to become curly hair. A relaxer is chemically altering your curly hair to become straight hair.

Often, the term perm is standard for both processes, but always make sure you know what method you want in chemically altering your hair.

If a hairstylist is doing the process, make sure you are clear about how you want your hair to be chemically altered--curly or straight. From now on, I’ll use the terms “perm” and “relaxer.”

Got it? I hope so!

Voluminous curls

Type of Hair Extensions to Perm

What kind of hair extensions can be permed or relaxed? Human Hair? Synthetic Hair?

Make sure you only perm or relax 100% human hair extensions. It’s like applying perm or relaxer to your hair; it’s real. Do not make the mistake of perming synthetic hair extensions. The process of perming or relaxing that type of hair will not be as effective as it would with human hair.

You may be wondering since you can perm or relax hair extensions then how long will the chemical last? Perms usually last months to years depending on the maintenance of the hair. Relaxed hair is permanent.

It's important to know when to dye your hair before or after you have chemically treated hair extensions. It is very best to color your hair after you have either permed it or relaxed it. But you may want to wait a few weeks in between each process.

For example, if you relax your hair week one, wait until week three or week four before you dye it.

“Never perm a color, always color a perm.

Unicorn Hair Dye

How do I perm my hair extensions?

Since we are talking about perming your hair extensions, you want your straight or wavy hair extensions to get curly. Well, there is a process, and it is a long process, but it’s worth it in the end. Let’s jump right in.

Caution: Please be very careful in this process. Wearing gloves is imperative.

Follow all directions on the products you use.

What You Need:

Mixing Hair Dye

Steps to Follow

Step #1

Prep: To cover the surface (table, floor, etc.), use aluminum foil.

Step #2
Wear gloves.

Step #3
Wash the hair extensions with shampoo.

Step #4
Rinse the hair.

Step #5
Thoroughly add hair perfector treatment to the hair.

Step #6
Thoroughly comb out all the hair extensions.

Step #7
Start curling the hair extensions with hair rollers or flexi rods in any desired size. Start from the tip of the hair and wrap around the hair curler or flexi rod. The hair should be wet wrapping the hair rollers/flexi rods.

Curling Rods

Step #8
After curling all the hair extensions, start applying the perm on the hair. You should drip the product all over the curled hair. Put them in a bag for about 20 minutes.

Step #9
With the hair rollers or flexi rods still on the hair, rinse out the hair with water thoroughly.

Step #10
Add neutralizer to the hair. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This helps create the size of the curls.

Step #11
Gently take out the hair rollers/ hair rods.

Step #12
Shampoo and rinse the hair gently.

Step #13
Let the hair dry. You can use a hairdryer, or let it air dry.

And there you have it. Your hair extensions are curly.

pink curly afro

How do I relax my hair extensions?

Want to make your hair silky straight? Let’s start.

Caution: Please be very careful in this process. Wearing gloves is imperative. Follow all directions on the products you use.

What You Need:

Bleach Hair Blonde

It is recommended to relax hair extensions that are not installed in the hair already.

Steps to Follow

Step #1
Prep: To cover the surface (table, floor, etc.), use aluminum foil.

Step #2
Wear gloves.

Step #3
Thoroughly comb out all the hair extensions. This may be tough for very curly hair extensions.

Step #4
Place the hair on the surface on top of the plastic bags.

Step #5
Open the hair relaxer. Caution: Some hair relaxers require the mixing of the activator, and some do not. Please follow the directions on your relaxer product for better results.

Step #6
Use the application brush: carefully dab the relaxer on the hair.--stroking It up and down the hair extensions. Apply evenly and distribute it all over the hair.

Step #7
After applying the relaxer to the hair, let it sit for about an hour.

Step #8
After, rinse the hair extensions thoroughly with running water. While rinsing, it is optional to detangle it with your fingers. Make sure all the relaxer product is entirely out the hair.

Step #9
Use a neutralizing shampoo to wash the hair extensions.

Healthy Hair

Now your hair extensions are straighter than ever before!.

Perming or relaxing hair extensions are possible, and it’s a lengthy process, but it’s worth it with care and caution.

Have you ever permed or relaxed your hair extensions?

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