Monday, 11 April 2011

Horrible Allergic reaction to purple shampoo - Pro-Voke a Touch of Silver

I recently coloured my hair, with bleach as I am hoping to be completely platinum blonde in a couple of months in an attempt to funk up my look. For my sins, I spent some time when I was younger as an apprentice in a hair dressers in Brighton. It was horrible, but I did learn quite a lot. I had seen a lot of bleach disasters, and heard a lot of recommendations, so I knew that the perfect companion to newly bleached hair was 'purple shampoo' as it neutralises brassy tones.

I used some yesterday morning. My hair certainly looks nicer and the blonde is more crisp. But my face looks horrific!! I've had a horrible allergice reaction to the shampoo. Over the course of the day my eyes, face and neck became more itchy. I woke up this morning and my eye was so swollen I could hardly open or close it and it throbbed like crazy. (First picture) I've taken anti-histamine but still looking swollen (2nd picture) The soreness is driving me mad and I had to go to the office with no make up on and a swollen red face.

I'll have to chuck out this bottle of neutraliser I think! Of course not everyone will react in the same way, but I just wanted to help girls to be aware of the affects some cosmetics can have without even thinking about it. I would advise anyone to put a small amount of a new product on the back of their neck or hand 24hours before they use it just to check they won't get gammy pink eye like me. It's not nice

Brighton C x


6 comments:

  1. Hi I had the same yesterday and today. I thought I had nits! My scalp was so itchy, it even affected my arms neck and face and I hve come out in big boil spots all on my face! Not happy customer

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  3. I've found that my hands and the edge of my face that touched the Pro Voke have been so itchy that they've bled. Am going to ditch the rest.

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  5. I usually use bed head dumb blonde shampoo which I've had no complaints works wonders but I was recently on a trip and had to buy a small bottle of purple shampoo so I purchased a bottle of this provoke touch of silver and The day after I had a reaction, the tips of my ears where red & itchy with sore blisters and also had a rash behind them and also my neck where my hair was touching came out in a rash this is really awful stuff I binned it!!

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  6. i had an allergic reaction, i think, to clairol shimmerlights purple shampoo. this happened in july, but the rash it caused on my neck and chest has been persistent: it will get better but not heal completely and then seem more aggravated at random intervals. i'm doing a phd and, because of school, have not had time to see a dermatologist. hopefully i'll be able to go soon, but in the meantime, i wonder how long your allergic reactions lasted. did they persist like mine? is this normal or abnormal?

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