Natural Blonde & Virgin Hair

Blonde man with long hair
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Q: I am a 35-year-old male and a few months back I had a straight perm. I have natural blonde hair. My question is when someone who has virgin hair gets a perm does that mean they are not considered "a natural" in terms of hair color?
A friend of mine said I am not a natural blonde anymore cause I had a perm. I would like an expert to answer this as it's bugging me.

A: Well, the expert answer is that you are a natural blonde because you have not had any color services or applied any artificial color to your hair.
That being said, many of the straight perm formulas use hydrogen peroxide as a neutralizing agent and can alter the color of the hair. This is why those people who have color and perm services in the salon always need to have their perms done before the color, since the perm's neutralizer can change the color results.
What your hair is no longer is "virgin" hair. So you can tell your friend that while you may not have "virgin hair" anymore, you are still a natural blonde.
See also:
Hair straightening
Perms and perming hair