Perms and Hair Colouring
Q: I've recently coloured my hair, and I love it, but I'm thinking of getting a permanent wave to add more body to my hairstyle. Is this going to be a problem? How long should I wait?
Ideally, you want to perm your hair before you colour it, and you'll want to wait between chemical processes in order to let your hair return to a more normalized balance and condition. Two weeks is usually sufficient.
However, in the case of pre-colored hair and potential lightening, it's always possible to "boost" the colour once again after you've gotten your perm. Talk to your stylist and ask about getting a colour refresh - like a conditioning tint or soap cap - to add back what the perm took away.
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