Problems with Natural Hair Color and Perms
I used Naturtint for years and was very happy with it. It covered my gray well and I liked the colors. However, my hair was like straw, dried and damaged. It seemed to be in good condition as it grew out, but then would become damaged. I did not know why.
Finally, a new hairdresser pointed out that perms have a chemical base and natural hair colors have a metal base. Those two could conflict with each other and damage the hair. My hair was growing out fine, but when the permed hair was colored or the colored hair was permed, that's when the damage occurred. Reluctantly, I switched to Clairol color, which I don't like as well, but my hair damage has ceased. It's something to think about if you need perms.
Thanks for telling us about your experience Laurie. I am hoping that one of our readers or possibly a hair dresser who has experienced this problem and can provide some help.