I'm a natural blonde who's been using John Frieda's GO BLONDER CONTROLLED LIGHTENING SPRAY for highlighting/lightening the winter blahs (once a month, tops) for years. It's essentially watered-down hydrogen peroxide. However, I keep hearing things about GO BLONDER CONTROLLED LIGHTENING SPRAY containing metallic dyes and metallic salts that react with salon bleach to literally melt your hair. Is this true?
I contacted John Frieda and they said GO BLONDER CONTROLLED LIGHTENING SPRAY definitely didn't contain metallic dyes. However, they didn't mention metallic salts. Nothing in the ingredients list looks too suspicious...except some phosphates. Are these metallic salts? Is John Frieda going to melt my hair? Please help!
The listed ingredients are: WATER, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, POLYSORBATE 20, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, VP/VA COPOLYMER, FRAGRANCE, POLYQUATERNIUM-47, POLYQUATERNIUM-55, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, EXT. VIOLET 2, VITIS VINIFERA, (GRAPE) JUICE EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA), FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT TOCOPHEROL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL