We had rashes on our face, neck, back, and in between our fingers. It took over a year to discover we were allergic to multiple natural hair products.
Here were the signs…
1. Burn On Hair Line
Every time, I washed my hair my hairline tingled. I had a white strip across my forehead. I thought I was sunburned. It took months for me to realize, our conditioner was burning my skin off.
2. Dark Rashes On Neck
Both my daughter and I developed dark rashes on the base of our necks with open sores. Our dermatologist dismissed it as eczema and prescribed steroids. I finally figured out our hair products were causing the problem.
3. Red Bumps In Between Our Fingers
I had itchy and painful red bumps in between my fingers. Since I was co-washing our hair daily, the sores never had a chance to heal. Our dermatologist insisted I apply the steroid cream liberally as much as possible. I did not want to be dependent on a harmful cream and was determined to figure out what was causing this painful reaction.
4. Ringworm-like Symptoms
I also broke out into circular rashes on my face, which looked like little ringworms. They weren’t. Not sure why the rashes on my face and neck looked different, but they were both caused by the products we were using.
5. Rash On Back
Because I wash her hair in the tub, the product was also irritating the skin on her back. As soon as we stopped using the products, our symptoms cleared up.
Here is list of products that caused problems for our skin...
Have you or your children ever experienced allergic reactions to certain hair products? Are you experiencing problems now and want me to take a look? Need to schedule a one-on-one? Use code: HEART2HEART.
No, I'm not a licensed hair stylist. Just a hair enthusiast who has been doing hair for over 20 years, currently maintains three heads of curls and would love to help.
Until next time...
Love The Journey,
Our Current Hair Products and Tools...
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