How does hydrogen peroxide bleach the color out of hair? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

How does hydrogen peroxide bleach the color out of hair?



A. Diluting the melanin globules and making them appear lighter
B. Allowing melanin to combine with oxygen and diffuse through the hair shaft
C. Coating the hair so that melanin cannot enter the cuticle layer
D. Acting as a solvent and diluting the solution of melanin and protein

This question is part of Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam 3
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Apr 07, 2020

+ Answer
Request

2 Answers

G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Aug 27, 2018

A lot of people have always wondered how hydrogen peroxide can make a huge difference in people’s hair color. If you want to bleach your hair, using hydrogen peroxide may be the recommended option. Hydrogen peroxide does B. It allows the melanin to combine with oxygen and diffuse through the hair shaft. When the natural pigment of the hair is removed, it becomes more open to the color that it is being exposed to.

A lot of people bleach their hair in order to achieve a lighter hair color that they have always wanted. Do remember that bleaching your hair is actually bad for your hair’s pigments. You may notice that your hair’s overall consistency may change depending on certain procedures.

 

Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Sep 01, 2017

Allowing melanin to combine with oxygen and diffuse through the hair shaft
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.