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Dry scalp, hair fall. Had stinging sensation while bleaching hair, rinsed with shampoo. What do you recommend?

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Hi I'm a hairdresser and recently bleach a clients hair with revlon blonde up gentle powder bleach the client told me it was stinging in a area which I said if its un bare able we should rinse it I applied anti orosity milk to as we normally rinse the colour after an hour we did so after 50 min I then used revlon post colour shampoo which stops any processing of chemical after a colour service the reapplied the milk the client told me sh had been using head and shoulders shampoo and at the time in the salon had 2 glass's of wine at the end of the service the clients said her scalp felt fine however 24 hrs later she called to tell me her scalp was dry and weeping and sore and that she had breakage of hair around the hairline she is due to come in to the salon tomorrow so I can have a look at it . Is there anything you can suggest I can recommend to her if its that bad ? Thanks kind regards XXXXXXX
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 2 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

The symptoms that you have mentioned are suggestive of contact dermatitis to the hair color. Treatment is by oral antihistaminics and topical steroids. Oral antihistaminics relieve itching and you can get them over the counter but some of them may cause drowsiness and hence should be taken under medical guidance. Topical steroids is available by prescription from a dermatologist.

In addition you can apply calamine lotion which will help in soothing the skin and your client should take some vitamin C which is a general anti-allergy supplement. It helps stabilize mast cells so they are less likely to release histamine.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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Follow-up: Dry scalp, hair fall. Had stinging sensation while bleaching hair, rinsed with shampoo. What do you recommend? 4 hours later
Do you think the alcohol had anything to do with it ? Along with the anti dandruff shampoo ? As this has never happened before
Kind regards XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 3 hours later
Hello,

Thanks for writing back.

It looks like a local allergic reaction rather than interaction of the hair color with alcohol or anti dandruff shampoo. That is the reason that she had the symptoms after 24 hours. Your client may be allergic to any of the constituents of the hair color.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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