Good to know about contact allergy

Contact allergy

Contact with chemical substance, penetrates through the pores and into the small blood vessels just under the skin.

Once it is in your blood, it can travel throughout your body.

Skin barrier consists of a thin layer of fat, water and skin cells that protect your skin.

If it is destroyed by chemical substances, the skin will swell and become red.

These symptomes can be a response to chemicals you can not tolerate. This type of allergy is called contact allergy.

(Dansih source)
For more information see:
http://kemienidinhverdag.dk/fakta-om-kemi/kemi-i-kroppen

More than 90 allergens

According to the Dansih Information Centre for hairdressers, there are about 90 different allergenic ingredients in the hairdressing industry.

Including:

  • Dyes
  • Perfume
  • Preservatives, etc.

All these chemicals may cause contact allergy.

(Dansih source)
For more information see:
http://www.videncenterforfrisorer.dk/allergener-i-frisoerbranchen/ 

What about the customer?

The Danish Allergies Knowledge Centre recommends mainly gloves to protect against all of these allergens as a hairdresser.

Caring for yourself, the environment and the future generation.

If you as a hairdresser have to protect yourself from contact allergy when you color or style a customer’s hair what about the customer? What about the customer’s scalp?

(Dansih source)
For more information see:
http://www.videncenterforallergi.dk/eksem-og-erhverv/arbejdsbetinget-eksem-frisoer/arbejdsbetinget-eksem-frisoer-hvad-kan-du-selv-goere/