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Unread 10-26-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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Default Is There a Difference Between Hair-Bleach and Regular Bleach?

I am considering dying my hair lighter, so I would need to bleach it first? Anywho, I am wondering can I just use the bleach that I currently use for washing white clothing or do I need bleach made specifically for hair?
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Unread 10-26-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I think it would be extremely dangerous to use household bleach. You could go blind. First, the viscosity would be impossible to control and second I don't think it's the same product.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Laundry bleach is chlorine based. Bleach that's used for hair products is hydrogen peroxide based. At least this is my understanding.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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Please don't put any Chlorox on your hair. If you're going to color it yourself, just get some hair dye at the grocery store. It may not turn out like you're hoping but at least you won't kill yourself. If you use Chlorox you run the risk of both.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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I am considering dying my hair lighter, so I would need to bleach it first? Anywho, I am wondering can I just use the bleach that I currently use for washing white clothing or do I need bleach made specifically for hair?
Do NOT use household bleach to dye your hair. Ingesting the product, inhaling the fumes, and exposing your skin to it are contra-indicated.

Here is the link the the Clorox MSDS (material safety data) sheets for all of their products:
The Clorox Company MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheets
and the one specifically for plain, regular Clorox:
http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/products/msds/bleach/cloroxregularbleach0505_.pdf (broken link)
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Unread 10-27-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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If its your first time, I would suggest go to a beautician. Some may try the 'old-fashioned peroxide' method but that stuff just fries your hair.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses
And don't worry, I didn't use bleach and wasn't planning on using it on my hair :P
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Unread 10-27-2007, 05:04 PM
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Location: Capitan, NM
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If any of you all remember the tv show, The Waltons, Mary Ellen wanted blonde hair so she did a test on Jim Bobs hair with the clorox bleach and his hair turned orange.
I know it's a tv show but it seems like that would happen in real life as well.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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If you used straight clorox bleach on your hair ut would actually dissolve your hair. what little hair you had left would be a dried out damaged mess that would have to be cut off.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses
And don't worry, I didn't use bleach and wasn't planning on using it on my hair :P
??? Your first posting indicated you were wondering if you could use it on your hair....
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