Can You Perm Bleached Hair?

Bleached or highlighted hair can be permed, but there are some limitations depending on the amount of hair bleached. People with bleached hair who want perms need to check with a professional stylist first.

Bleaching and perming are harmful procedures that cause damage to hair. Perming already-bleached hair leads to further damage, a high frizz quotient and other problems. A professional stylist assesses the level of damage from bleaching prior to recommending perming solutions designed for highlighted hair. In some cases, patrons are advised to wait several weeks before obtaining a perm to allow hair to normalize as much as possible first.