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Can you use Clorox bleach to dye your hair?

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According to a Material Safety Data Sheet provided by The Clorox Company, Clorox bleach can cause skin burns and irritation; therefore, using it to bleach hair can cause injury. Although the MSDS does not provide any uses against Clorox bleach, the suggested uses are for laundry and household cleaning.

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The MSDS states that Clorox bleach is a hazardous chemical and can be dangerous when inhaled. When bleaching hair, professional stylists use a product with hydrogen peroxide with additives that remains on the hair for a period of time. Clorox bleach used in this manner could cause breathing problems, severe skin irritation, rashes and hair breakage. Bleach can also damage heir follicles, which can cause hair to fall out permanently.

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