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Casting Creme Gloss - patch test essential?

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NewChoos Sun 23-Oct-11 10:24:37

Have a few straggly greys and not booked into hairdresser until November so thought I could try this until then.
Is the patch test essential? have had hair dyed every few months with no reactions at the hairdressers.

HettyAmaretti Sun 23-Oct-11 10:26:00

Yeah, you really should. The first time at least. Sorry.

NewChoos Mon 24-Oct-11 11:24:19

Thank you. Do you have to do a patch test each time if you are using the same product?

I think I may just have to con ask DH to look after DS Sat am so I can get to the hairdressers and tie my hair back until then.

My greys have got so much worse since having DS and he's only 7 months!

psammyad Mon 24-Oct-11 15:34:11

AFAIK you are supposed to do a patch test each time, even with the same product in case you have developed an an allergy since the last time - occasionally a reaction can be caused by repeated exposure.

I've wondered why hairdressers don't generally do patch tests - are the dyes different or is it just that they'd know what to do if you had a severe reaction? (extremely rare but does happen www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/10/13/teenager-dies-in-agony-20-minutes-after-dyeing-her-hair-86908-23485448/.)

Used to get my hair coloured at the Vidal Sasson academy (by students) & they were very strict about patch tests if you hadn't had your hair dyed within the previous six months - but I've never had another hairdresser suggest it.

psammyad Mon 24-Oct-11 15:37:27

(Sorry didn't mean to hijack your thread with a horror story - it really is very, very rare but so sad for the young girl above who'd dyed her hair loads of times with no problem by the sounds of things & was just terribly unlucky).

NewChoos Tue 25-Oct-11 09:59:31

Oh no far better to be warned!
Do you just use a bit from the pack for the patch test?
<sorry I know it's a stupid question.>

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