(Closed) Horrible hair experience-chemical burns on scalp!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh dear, what a horrible situation- I’m so sorry! Honestly, if I were in your shoes, I would seek monetary compensation from that first salon- it sounds like they really ruined your hair and you’ve paid a lot of money and will still pay to correct the situation. Have you documented the whole thing- like with photos and receipts? If they don’t compensate you for the damage caused, speak to the salon manager, if that doesn’t get you anywhere, threaten to leave negative reviews on sites like yelp.

I would incorporate a regular deep conditioning mask into your weekly routine- 1x or 2x a week to help with the damage and dryness. 3 months is a good stretch of time for your scalp to heal up and for you to get your hair health back. It’s good that you cut most of the damage off.

Good luck with everything!

Post # 5
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hair stylists are licensed and regulated.  For chemical burns needing medical attention, I’d get the department of Health and State licensing involved.

Post # 6
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@chanara:  Oh my god, that’s awful!! You poor thing. Maybe you can get extensions once your hair is less damaged and they can make it a better color?

Post # 7
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561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Oh dear, this is so awful! Your poor, poor scalp! I would definitely contact the board of cosmetology in your state to your report this. Here is a link to their website: http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/FilingComplaints.htm Take photos of the damage, and get a statement from your doctor, and perhaps from your new stylist to include with the complaint. This salon has no right to injure you, ruin your hair, and keep your money! How are they even justifying this?? Explain to them that their salon has not only cost you your hair, but the cost of medical treatment and additional salon visits. Hundreds of dollars. Perhaps bring someone with you so that you have a witness. As far as your hair goes, just be as gentle with your hair as possible, and do what the new salon recommends. I’ve had a bad bleaching experience as well, and I know how badly you are going to want to fix your hair. It sucks, but be patient! In three months, things will be better.

Post # 8
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3291 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Oh my GOD. I am SO sorry that happened to you. I am sure your FI will still think you are the most beautiful woman in the world!! But you have every right to be upset. Ugh.

Post # 10
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3298 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Oh no, I am sorry! Does your scalp hurt? I had something similar happen a long time ago (ended up with a burned scalp and BLUE hair) and I used oils and lotions and potions (gentle ones, obviously) until my hair felt like hair again. Once the scalp healed, the hair had a chance again. The good news is that you have three months for this damage to lessen. Take vitamins, use natural shampoos (like Lush shampoo bars) and argan oil. Have you looked into henna dyes to help with the yellow colour?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@chanara:  Geez, I’m very sorry to hear this. It sounds like you got a stylist that didn’t know what she was doing or didn’t care. I would post some reviews of this salon online, so others don’t go through the same experience. I’d also probably report them to the BBB. Did you pay with your credit card? If so, you can dispute the charge, as well.

As far as repair goes the Aveda Damage Remedy line is excellent. I have fine hair that I frequently color and it works great. I like the leave-in conditioner the best (also use a regular conditioner). The leave-in conditioner conditions and protects your hair. http://www.aveda.com/products/5232/Collections/Damage-RemedyTM/index.tmpl

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@jsanford:  +1, this is another good idea.

Post # 13
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5408 posts
Bee Keeper

Ok here is what I would do:

1) get this healing salve and start applying it to your scalp burns 3-4 times a day

http://www.puremedy.com/Original.html

it’s not very expensive, you can get it at whole foods, and I use other products from this company that work very well. 

2) start using natural, very gentle products on your hair, including oil treatments. Go to a place like whole foods and see what they have. You could also use olive oil or coconut oil but I like products specifically for hair. 

3) find a salon near you that uses organic salon systems color and go to them after your burns have healed (couple weeks probably). This is color that doesn’t use ammonia and doesn’t damage and dry your hair like regular dye. That’s what they claim but it has been my personal experience as well after years of “regular” highlights. 

4) get extensions if you need extra length for your wedding. 

As far as the salon, I would be reporting them to the dept of health in your state and demanding a refund. 

Post # 14
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846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@chanara:  OH DEAR! I am so sorry this happened to you.If you incur any medical expenses they should pay for that! And certainly give you back your cash to cover hair extensions on your wedding day!

 

I second the PP who said argan oil – Moroccanoil makes a tub of argan oil rich hydrating mask (like a treatment) that lasts forever and I have long, thick hair. If I convert into dollars I paid around 25 dollars for it. It also smells incredibly good. Try to avoid any styling of your hair to give it time to recover.

 

Post # 16
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh my god what a nightmare. I know what it’s like to be “shocked into compliance”. I really hope the treatments work and you still have an amazing day!

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