If I get a straight perm, will it damage my hair more? Or is it now safe to straight perm my hair?
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It will damage your hair more. All chemical processes and heat treatments damage hair. You may not be able to find information online because I don't think anyone calls it a straight perm. Try searching "Japanese straightening" that's what most of them are. There are different chemicals that can be used to achieve the same thing. One chemical is used on "virgin" hair and another is used on treated hair (as would be your case). Any reputable salon would have both and would be able to tell you if your hair is too damaged for the treatment. If you get the wrong version of the treatment, worst case scenario, your hair can be so damaged that it breaks off.
I have done Japanese straightening many times. I have never dyed my hair and then gotten it straightened but I have it dyed (bleached) it after getting it straightened and it is fine. There is also the Brazilian blow out which is not permanent and does not make your hair as severely straight as the Japanese. However the Brazilian chemicals have been criticized and some salons have stopped doing the treatment because the solution contains formaldehyde.
Most salons will do a free or cheap consult with you about the straightening and you can get answers directly from them and they can asses your hair. Do not look for the cheapest place or best deal with this.