What is it?
Ammonium thioglycolate is a reducing agent in alkaline permanent wave solutions.

How can I avoid it?
This substance rarely causes allergic reactions, but when it does, it must be avoided. It is more likely to cause irritation, so gloves should be worn when handling alkaline cold permanent wave solutions. These substances may also cause irritant contact dermatitis.

  • Permanent hair wave agent, home and salon perms
  • Hair dyes and colors
  • Hair straighteners
  • Depilatories
Other names for Ammonium Thioglycolate:
  • Perm salt
  • Ammonium mercaptoacetate
  • Monoammonium salt
  • Ammonium salt
  • Thioglycolic acid ammonium salt
  • ATG

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Glycerol thioglycolate

How safe is it?

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