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.