Are hairdressers like Drs? ie they’ve seen it all?

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Bollingerknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 12:36:05

Will they judge or refuse to work on hair when the client has a scalp condition? Or are they used to it?

I need to find a new hairdresser, I’ve not been happy with mine for a while but I’ve been going for so many years because I feel comfortable with her.

I have a patch of psoriasis on my scalp, around the crown and it makes me feel really awkward about having my hair touched. Ive tried various treatments but it keeps flaring up, I have an auto immune condition so maybe it’s due to that.

Please reassure me that a new hairdresser isn’t going to recoil in disgust blush

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idontlikealdi Thu 14-Oct-21 12:36:45

They won't recoil in disgust but I would tell them.

RedCarsGoFaster Thu 14-Oct-21 12:40:15

I can imagine psoriasis is very common to a hairdresser. Tell them in advance so there are no surprises - you might find they have someone who specialises in working with you..
My best mate also has scalp psoriasis with significant loss of hair. She's found a fabulous hairdresser who cuts it beautifully whilst making it look fuller.

mynameiscalypso Thu 14-Oct-21 12:40:48

Not at all - the last hairdresser I had suffered from psoriasis in her scalp too so we had a good chat about it. I've never had an issue though and I've had it in my scalp for about 20 years.

goose1964 Thu 14-Oct-21 12:43:49

About 10% of the population has psoriasis to some extent (source the bad skin clinic) so they would need to be very inexperienced not to have seen it at least once.

Hairobsessed123 Thu 14-Oct-21 13:19:15

No judgement ! Us hairdressers look for scalp conditions whilst looking at hair while we do consultations it’s part of the job ! And we can advise if it’s needed ! I have a small patch in my scalp also auto immune x

Bollingerknickers Thu 14-Oct-21 17:45:29

Thank you all flowers I’ll look for a new stylist and let them know about it at the initial consultation.

@RedCarsGoFaster your friends sounds just like me, I’m suffering from thinning hair and want a style that will make the most of what I’ve got but my current hairdresser doesn’t seem to get it right flowers

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Hakunapotato Sat 16-Oct-21 03:01:43

Seen it all for sure! Just tell them so they can use the right products/be gentle or whatever

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