What is Oxidant? What Does It Do?

What is Oxidant? What is the definition of oxidant and what are the properties of an oxidant? This blog post will answer these questions and more.

What is Oxidant?

A hair oxidant is a chemical that can cause oxidation of the hair shaft. When this happens, it becomes brittle and breaks off easily. This is often caused by too much heat exposure or color processing.

What Does It Do?

Hair oxidants are usually used for treatment purposes to restore healthy-looking hair texture and strength after harsh treatments but they should be used with caution as overuse can be damaging to your locks.

How To Use Oxidant?

  • After pouring the peroxide into a bowl and mixing, separate your hair into tufts.
  • Apply the peroxide evenly all over your hair. Do not smear your scalp too much.
  • After applying to all hair, massage your hair with gentle movements, wait 10-15 minutes.
  • At the end of this period, your hair will begin to absorb the peroxide.
  • Dry all the strands with a hairdryer. You can also use a hair straightener at this stage. The aim is to heat the hair and to activate the peroxide.
  • Wait a maximum of half an hour after drying and wash your hair with cold water.

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