Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

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Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby feipoa » 2018-7-17 @ 04:26

Where are you Canadians getting your hydrogen peroxide hair "bleacher" in Canada? I went into the largest hair product supplier/reseller in my region today and requested a creamy product with hydrogen peroxide. They said that you must have a license to buy this product. Apparently, the reason is because people were burning themselves with the hydrogen peroxide hair bleacher product so they licensed it. Help! I just pulled out my 20 year old A/C on wheels and all the plastic is dark yellow and was hoping to do my first retorbrite tests on it while the summer is still here.
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-7-17 @ 06:21

I think you might have to talk with Natural Resources to confirm what's allowed to de-bromine your plastics.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/explosives/restr ... nents/9985

Hopefully they just limit your amount.
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby feipoa » 2018-7-17 @ 16:39

Hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of at least 30%

Ker-boom!

I was reading that for retrobrite, 6-12% is fine. So, looks like I'm not looking for stuff with explosive concentrations.
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Postby gdjacobs » 2018-7-17 @ 18:14

Well, your windows will be happy about that.
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby tpowell.ca » 2018-7-18 @ 02:55

I went to Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart) where I found bottles of 30% peroxyde.
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby feipoa » 2018-7-18 @ 04:19

Shoppers Drug Mart? I'm guessing that it isn't so simple where I live. I'll take a look at Shoppers though. Is this product in the hair care section? Is it behind the counter? What is the intended purpose of Hydrogen Peroxide 30 volume? And why is it called "30 volume"?
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby Beegle » 2018-7-18 @ 04:28

feipoa wrote:What is the intended purpose of Hydrogen Peroxide 30 volume? And why is it called "30 volume"?

Probably a cream to bleach hair?
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Postby gdjacobs » 2018-7-18 @ 04:59

I think the key words are "cosmetics grade".
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Postby badmojo » 2018-7-18 @ 05:29

Don't forget to pick up some rubber gloves too!
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby feipoa » 2018-7-18 @ 05:37

'eh? I can't use surgical "latex" gloves? What's the threshold for surgical gloves? 12%
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby badmojo » 2018-7-18 @ 09:52

feipoa wrote:'eh? I can't use surgical "latex" gloves? What's the threshold for surgical gloves? 12%


I have no idea - you'll find out I guess :evil:
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby tpowell.ca » 2018-7-18 @ 11:17

I got this in the hair products isle. I also used it without gloves. Other than a very slight and brief burning sensation, I saw no issues. I just wash my hands after and put on some hand moisturizer. No ill effects that I could see.
As for the 30 volume, I would assume that it just implies that it is 30% by volume rather than weight... Like American beer. ;)

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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby xjas » 2018-7-18 @ 17:17

I got my stuff at a local indie drug store (Feipoa: PMed you!) There's no restrictions on it at normal concentrations AFAIK. Indian-run pharmacies or general stores are a good bet because they tend to stock a lot of home hair dying products. The supermarket sells whole bottles of liquid H-peroxide too.

You can handle it with your hands, although it'll sting if it gets in a papercut & will dry out your fingers eventually. Peroxide is often used to disenfect cuts & scrapes. It's not dangerous in normal store-bought concentrations. (Don't eat it though.)
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby TheMobRules » 2018-7-19 @ 19:04

feipoa wrote:And why is it called "30 volume"?


It seems that products that contain hydrogen peroxide use "volumes" to indicate concentration. I vaguely recall from my high school chemistry classes that there was a conversion formula to map between volumes and percentages.

For example, 30 volume means it has a content of 9% of hydrogen peroxide:

https://www.using-hydrogen-peroxide.com/hairdressing-peroxide.html
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Re: Retrobrite hydrogen peroxide hair products in Canada?

Postby fitzpatr » 2018-7-24 @ 01:44

feipoa wrote:Where are you Canadians getting your hydrogen peroxide hair "bleacher" in Canada? I went into the largest hair product supplier/reseller in my region today and requested a creamy product with hydrogen peroxide. They said that you must have a license to buy this product. Apparently, the reason is because people were burning themselves with the hydrogen peroxide hair bleacher product so they licensed it. Help! I just pulled out my 20 year old A/C on wheels and all the plastic is dark yellow and was hoping to do my first retorbrite tests on it while the summer is still here.


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