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Should you patch test hair dyes every time

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batteredlanger Thu 16-Jul-15 13:13:25

I occasionally put a semi permanent dye in for special occasions etc, so it could be four five or even six months between dyes. Should I be doing an allergy test each time? My sister had bad allergic reactions to hair dye do I'm cautious but would like to avoid faffing about each time !

JointheJoyride Thu 16-Jul-15 14:06:45

Officially, yes you should. I never do...never have.

Waywarddaughter Thu 16-Jul-15 14:13:00

I went back to a shade of hair dye I had previously used for years and years, after having a bit of a break to try other colours. I did the patch test in an uncharacteristic fit of responsibility and I reacted badly. V glad I did the test!

batteredlanger Thu 16-Jul-15 21:33:24

Maybe I'll bother again then!

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