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Effect of oxidizers on hair dyes and hair melanin

November 4th, 2010

Q. Dr. Said, I was wondering if you could give me a description of how oxidation opens the cuticle, disperses the melanin and binds the intermediates. As I have heard it has to do with the covalent bonds of the Oxygen and Hydrogen and the heat produced by the exchange of atoms. I have never had a chemist explain the process to me and I am very interested in knowing the specifics. Also, how are eumelanin and pheomelanin different from each other and is melanin ever gone completely and eliminated from the hair? Robin, San Diego, CA

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