Re: Horrible Perm Smell Will Not Come Out Of My Hair
The 'smell' in your hair is due to residual amounts of the perm solution. If the solution is not rinsed out of your hair according to the manufacturers instruction, and the neutralizer applied, it will 'seal' the residual perm solution deep into the hair shaft. Most manufacturers recommend rinsing for a minimum of 5 minutes after curl formation and before applying the neutralizer. The only way you can 'remove' the smell permanently, is to have perm solution applied to open the hair shaft. Then, rinse for a FULL 5 minutes, making absolutely sure that every strand is well rinsed - including the hair at the nape of your neck as this is the hardest spot to rinse because your head is resting on the shampoo bowl. Then, apply the neutralizer when you can no longer 'smell' anything in your hair. Of course, this means that the hairdresser must bend over and sniff your hair <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I always 'smelled' my clients hair to assure that no solution remained in their hair when I applied the neutralizer. Even if you sweat, the smell will come out, and it can be really gross to yourself and to others. Go back and see your hairdresser!