The real reason people go for perms is so that they don’t have to spend hours on deciding how to wear their hair. So it only makes sense, once you’ve gotten a perm, that the time you take to style is cut by half, at least! All of your extra time should be going into caring for your hair. And this includes avoiding heat styling tools. It is also a good idea to stop using hair elastics and other accessories for a while after you’ve gotten a perm. Instead, get accessories that are gentler on your hair.