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Yes, you've been combing your hair since you were a tiny tot, but when you've got a perm, you need to be a bit more careful with it. This is because the perm itself changes the structure of your hair, so it's drier and more susceptible to breakage and (gasp!) FRIZZ. Using the right conditioner helps, of course and leave-in conditioners add to that protection. But keeping these tips in mind when you're ready to comb out your hair can also help you maintain your style at its best.
Detangling Wet Hair
Blot your hair - do not rub - with a clean towel. If your perm is curly, scrunch the hair in the towel as you blot. This helps the curl spring back into place.
Stand in front of the mirror and comb a small section of hair, starting near the bottom.
Remove the comb from the hair and move up about two inches, then comb that section of hair to the bottom.
Repeat Step 2 until you have reached the top of your head.
Move to a new section of hair and repeat the steps above.
Combing Dry Hair
Comb a small section of hair, starting near the bottom. If your perm is curly, use a pick to add body by lifting the hair up and out.
Remove the comb or pick from the hair, and move up a few inches.
Continue to comb or pick small sections of hair until you reach the top of your head.
Always be gentle with your hair when combing and styling. You'll minimize damage, and your style will last longer.
Get regular trims to keep your hair looking its best.
Never yank at tangled hair with the comb. This results in breakage.