Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Perms and Bleaching

Q: How long do you wait to perm your hair after bleaching?
A: It seems that most stylists recommend waiting at least two weeks, some say a month or more, but all of them, including myself agree that these two services are very damaging on your hair especially when combined.
Some suggestions to help solve this dilemma might be to consider how important a perm is to your versus curling your hair with an iron or hot rollers? How blonde do you want to be? You may be able to lighten your hair to a pretty blonde without using bleach - which is a much safer option for you hair strands.
Adding a few highlights might be better than a total bleach out on your entire head of hair. Keep in mind that bleach and perm solutions are strong chemicals that open and swell your hair cuticle. The more you swell the cuticle, the more rough and frizzy it can appear.
Bleach removes proteins from your hair strands so be sure to use good products to help nourish and add the right ingredients back into you hair so your hair can be as healthy as possible.
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