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Is hydrogen peroxide bad for your hair because i heard it lightens it?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology
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In brief: H2O2 and hair

Hydrogen peroxide may be very drying to hair and lead to hair breakage.

In brief: H2O2 and hair

Hydrogen peroxide may be very drying to hair and lead to hair breakage.
Dr. Emily Altman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is hair bleach & is usually 6 to 10% H2O2.
It breaks down melanin in the hair shaft. It also damages the hair shaft which can lead to hair breakage. Repeated contact with H2O2 can kill hair follicles with hair loss and possible balding.

In brief: Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is hair bleach & is usually 6 to 10% H2O2.
It breaks down melanin in the hair shaft. It also damages the hair shaft which can lead to hair breakage. Repeated contact with H2O2 can kill hair follicles with hair loss and possible balding.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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