Can Peroxide Bleach Hair Until It Turns White?

Can Peroxide Bleach Hair Until It Turns White?

Can Peroxide Bleach Hair Until It Turns White?

Peroxide can be used in combination with a bleaching agent to lighten hair until it turns white according to Clairol. Although it may be best to go to a professional hair stylist, it can be done at home using a bleaching kit.

To bleach hair until it is white, the volume or strength, of peroxide must be taken into consideration. Darker hair requires a stronger volume because it contains more pigment that needs to be removed. It is not recommended to use strengths above 30-volume peroxide. 30-volume peroxide should work for dark, medium brown and red hair. In the case of black hair, two 30-volume peroxides may be necessary.

For light brown, medium blonde, dark blonde or light red hair, 20-volume peroxide is strong enough to lighten until the hair turns white. People with light blonde, grey or white hair should use a lighter 10-volume peroxide. Kits of all strengths can be purchased at beauty supply stores.