130 vol peroxide - who knew?

Haircutz

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Just saw this on a FB post.

Apparently, you can buy 130vol peroxides (and stronger) in the States and dilute them for use with various colour lines. :Scared:

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(...and they make such a fuss at Passport Control? ....mutters darkly...)
 
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katy=pink

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Very scary :-0
 

funtimefranko

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Oh my good god!

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Julie-Liz

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In the UK wasn't above 60 vol banned from sale because it can be used to make bombs? I know that 60 vol liquid peroxide used to be on shelves in my local warehouse but isn't anymore.
 

Haircutz

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In the UK wasn't above 60 vol banned from sale because it can be used to make bombs? I know that 60 vol liquid peroxide used to be on shelves in my local warehouse but isn't anymore.
Exactly, hence my reference to passport control queues. :wink2:

However, all the developers I use are cream based peroxides and I'd rather not dilute them with water as I understand it can affect the results. So I wonder what colour lines these US hairdressers use?
 

surf girl

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Wow! 😳
 

adamlea87

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I think even the higher peroxides are available in creme form, although the highest I have is 60vol. I remember there being an issue about buying it in the UK recently, but I think it came down to needing a licence to buy it.

When it isn't diluted before use, I know some use higher peroxides for balayage (although not quite 130vol) and also with olaplex.
 

surf girl

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Adam out if curiosity do you know if you were to use 60vol or higher with a highlift tint would it produce a better (less warm) result? Have you ever tried?
 

adamlea87

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Adam out if curiosity do you know if you were to use 60vol or higher with a highlift tint would it produce a better (less warm) result? Have you ever tried?
If you used 60vol you would get slightly more lift, a lot of scalp irritation and very little deposit/neutralization from the colour, so very brassy results. If I try it i'll post photos. :)
 

Joe96

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Imagine that with bleach!! Black to white in 10 secs!
 

surf girl

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If you used 60vol you would get slightly more lift, a lot of scalp irritation and very little deposit/neutralization from the colour, so very brassy results. If I try it i'll post photos. :)

I was only thinking for foils 40vol on scalp is horrible enough lol! Yea if you do add some pics :)
 

surf girl

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adamlea87

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If you have a chance to test 20 vol vs 60 vol with bleach, it really shows that faster bleaching = more damage.

I think highlift with 40 is ok on scalp though.
 

zebra_cake

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I think they add a drop when balayaging to give it an extra kick
 

surf girl

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zebra_cake

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I know some American stylists do . Guy tang does as well iirc
 

zebra_cake

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130 vol scares me though haha
 

surf girl

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What tho 60 or 130?
 

adamlea87

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I think they add a drop when balayaging to give it an extra kick
Yeah some people do this, and it bugs the hell out of me. I feel like it is an excuse to be imprecise with mixing colour, under the guise of being 'creative'.
 

zebra_cake

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130 I was on about . I know 60 was available in the UK up until a few years before I started training
 
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