How Soon Can Hair Be Re-Permed If the First Treatment Failed to Take?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 10:02:11 AM ET

The general suggestion for re-perming hair to fix or modify an initial perm that did not produce the desired results is between one to two weeks. The time in between the perm treatments should be taken to moisturize the hair and allow for the hair to normalize. A trained and licensed cosmetologist, however, may deem it safe for some to undergo another perming treatment earlier if the cosmetologist thinks that the hair has recovered enough from the initial perm treatment.

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