Can You Perm Bleached Hair

Can You Perm Colored or Bleached Hair?

The answer is yes, you can perm bleached hair. However, you should be careful since bleaching hair can cause damage to the hair and scalp.

You should also make sure that you don’t use too much bleach on your hair or it will cause further damage.

So many people have issues with their hair at my salon me and you don’t even know it because they are so busy! I only see the trust issues in their eyes.

Many people have had natural or chemical-free hair issues and have then turned to trying to find solutions online or with the help of a friend.

That’s why I’ll be as clear as possible, even if you don’t like the answer all that much.

You must wait 2 weeks before dyeing your hair to do a perm because it will change the color of the bleached part.

What happens if you have dyed hair, and you want to do a perm?

You should take a week to wait between each process for best results.

Do you want to know why?

The three processes that are used the chemicals release this process on the most internal part of the hair called—”the cuticle” to modify its natural structure.

would it be too much to have hair left after two hair processes on the same day?

The chemicals might be a bit more extreme nowadays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help protect your tresses by using products that won’t damage your locks.

Remember Julieta’s case, a client who came to me for the first time because she had done both processes on the same day, the color and the perm.

However, doing different services at different salons is not recommended to save time.

To put it bluntly, her hair looked like gum and I wasn’t able to do much about that at the time.

Unfortunately, the ends of her hair were split and no matter how much I tried to untangle them, they would tangle back up. This left her hair looking dry and damaged after she got it.

It’s true that most people would never do this and think it’s too risky. But there are some unscrupulous people who think it’s worth the risk, and they don’t have to know much about hair.

When is it safe to perm hair after bleaching?

That’s why it is important to wait at least a week after dying your hair before you do the perm.

Your hair needs to rest after coloring during the “no chemicals” rule.

Follow the same procedure for bleached hair, It’s best to wait fifteen days in this case

To help you make the best decisions about your hair, we recommend reading this after considering your options.

I’m so happy that today I can also share with you below:

  • How to do a perm on dyed hair
  • There are few things you need to know about bleach and hair. Here are the basic dos & don’ts of a perm.
  • How to take care of your perm and colored hair so that you keep your hair looking sexy and attractive for longer.


When you hear the word perm, your mind probably goes to the closed curls from the eighties.

That said, hair technology can now create curls for any type of look or style. You are free to choose the style you want which is convenient if you’re not sure what your hair will look like when it’s done.

The key is that after a week has passed since your hair dye treatment has been applied, you should at least apply a deep conditioner once. This should never be done more than 24 hours before applying the perm

This process will take some time, depending on the length of your hair & thickness. It could also depend on how quickly you can do it.

You need to choose the perm liquidated intended for dyeing hair and the models of curlers or curls that you would like

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do your perm!


  • Perm kit for dyed hair
  • Neutral Shampoo


  • Shampoo the hair, wet it well to remove all the excess water, then apply a conditioner and towel dry the hair
  • One of the steps in preparing your curls is to divide your hair into equal sections. Be sure to have each section be the same thickness. Although it may take a little more time and effort, doing so will ensure that you get consistent curls.
  • With a paintbrush and gloves, distribute the perm solution onto each section while you wrap them around the curlers you’ve chosen.
  • This is a commonly misused product. Follow the instructions and make sure you let it sit for only the recommended time frame. If not, your hair can potentially become damaged.
  • After the exposure time has passed, Wash your hair thoroughly with hot water after using the curlers.
  • Dry it with a towel to get rid of the excess moisture, then apply the neutralizing liquid. Let it sit for about ten minutes
  • Finally, take your curlers out and let them set for five minutes. Afterwards, rinse with a neutral shampoo

If you’re wondering about the differences between the methods of dyeing perm hair or bleached hair, you’ll find that most hairstylists have their preferences.

Some prefer using half-perm hair dyes and some love using bleach. All hairstyling techniques are unique depending on your personality as well as style & color preference.

Yes, the process is basically the same as long as you keep in mind some advice to make sure that your hair doesn’t get damaged.

Do you want to know what that is?


Before bleaching your hair, you should do a strand test to check how dark the color is on each individual strand of hair

If your hair passes the chunk test, it is safe for your hair to continue with the perm process.

What is the chunk test?

The first step is to apply a couple strands of hair in water and observe whether they sink or not. If the hairs sink it shows that your locks are dry and will absorb water quickly.

I recommend not doing a perm on your hair. Ultimately, the decision is up to you.

This is important because if you don’t, your hair could be ruined. Your strand test should let you know if you should perm your hair or not. So take this step before deciding on further steps to take.

If you pass the chunk test, you can do the perm as previously indicated.

My best piece of advice is to do a hair perm. It can also be helpful for people with dry, damaged or color-treated hair as it adds shine, luster, and moisture without weighing hair down.

Go to a professional salon.

By bleaching, you run the risk of doing more harm than good to the hair fiber. You should stop using bleach or other toxic hair dyes, and use sulfate-free ones instead.

That’s why it is important to leave this in the hands of professional hairstylists so that you don’t ruin your hair & put your hair at greater risk.

But, as I said before, it’s wholly up to you. And of course your hair’s decision is also important.

After perming your dyed or bleached hair, you should make a few changes to your hair care routine.


You may have heard that you should wait 48 hours to wash your hair after doing a perm because you run the risk of your curls not being defined like you like.

Do you remember the movie “Legally Blonde”?

In “Legally Blonde,” Elle Woods gives a compelling speech in the courtroom to prove she waited an hour before washing her hair with a perm.

  • Adding a perm to your hair after it has been bleached or dyed can cause the hair to feel dry and lose moisture.

Sulfate-free shampoos don’t just better for the hair, but they can also be helpful for your budget. A Olaplex treatment is good for restoring the bonds in your hair and strengthened it. For some people, sulfate-free shampoos may also provide lengthier & silkier hair than a regular shampoo.

  • Your hair needs to be deep conditioned regularly to regularize the process of damage from mechanical processes. This can only be achieved by using a deep conditioner in your hair that’s been applied two times per week

After a few weeks, you can reduce the deep-conditioning treatments to once a week.

  • Lastly, the first thing that you should do is get a soft brush and remember to gently comb your hair with the wide-toothed comb.


Now you know how long you should wait to do a perm if you have dyed or bleached your hair.


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