Don’t give up! Please keep in mind that a perm is not the cure-all. If your hair was dry before the perm, it’s going to be even worse after it because if you can’t take care of your hair now, chemically altering it takes more diligence and care
Find out what your hair likes and stick to it. Start off with a clean slate.
Here are some things you can do to become accustomed to your hair as you transition from relaxed to natural hair quickly:
Prepoo – Soak your hair in some kind of oil. Olive oil, coconut oil, whatever oil your hair likes. Detangle it and braid it into 4 sections.
Clarify – Clarify with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any product build up you may have. Clarify it really well. I would only recommend doing this once a month though
Correct your porosity – I bet you any money that you probably haven’t tried this. I bet your hair drinks in moisture but is never satisfied. That’s because your porosity is off meaning your hair cuticle is open. I use Porosity Correction Conditioner to correct this and my hair has never been more moisturized. You can use that or apple cider vinegar.
Deep Condition – I know for my hair, shea butter SAVED my hair in the winter because that weather was murdering my hair! But i mixed olive oil and shea butter together and DC’d overnight. I rinsed the next morning.
Moisturize and Seal – Make sure you don’t skip this step. Find a good moisturizer such as Bee Mine Moisturizing Cream and use an oil to seal.
Protective Style – This is whats going to nurse your hair back to health. You need to do this right now while your taking care of it. Whether you get braids, kinky twist, sew-ins, sengleases twists, whatever just find something to keep you away from your hair and IT out of your hands, your mind, and away from the perm kit.
Never ever give up on your hair. You can do this, the mental transition is actually the hardest part. Once you get past this, your hair will skyrocket.