Straightened Hair and Bleaching

Long straightened hair
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Q: Can I bleach my hair after it's been permanently straightened? It's been 6 weeks. Thank you.
A: According to everything I have read about most of the permanent straightening methods, you can safely bleach your hair after having a permanent straightening process.
However, you will likely want to consult with the salon that performed your straightening service, since some straightening processes cannot be performed safely on hair that has been bleached too significantly. This means that you could encounter problems after having the hair bleached with maintaining the straightened hair.
From what I have found, lightening the hair is not a problem in and of itself, unless you lighten the hair too much, at which point the hair becomes too fragile to withstand the additional processing of the straightening chemicals.
For this reason, it is vital that you consult with the stylist who straightened your hair to make certain you understand the consequences of any addition chemical processes you intend to have done.
See also:
Permanent hair straightening
Can I bleach my hair and keep it healthy at the same time?
Is it safe to use a home straightening kit on my lightened hair?
How bleach works