Gummy HairQ: Help! My hair is gummy, and breaking off. I did my own home perm last night, and now my hair is a cotton ball. And it's not even curly. Am I going to have to get my hair cut?
A: I'm afraid that from what you describe you have seriously damaged your hair. The best advice I can give you is to run, don't walk, to your nearest reputable salon and have a professional assess the damage done, and discuss with them your options.
Depending on the length of your hair, and the level of damage done to it, you may be looking at a long time of regrowth and treatments to manage the damaged hair at best. At the worst case, you will need to cut the hair off and start again. As it is, for a truly accurate analysis, you must have a professional take a look at your hair right now.
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