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Allergy Alert Test

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IMPORTANT: HAIR COLOURANTS CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION WHICH IN CERTAIN RARE CASES MAY BE SEVERE. THEREFORE TO HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO FOLLOW THE PRECAUTIONS BELOW:

  • Temporary «black henna» tattoos may increase your risk of allergy.

Do not do an Allergy Alert Test or colour your hair if:

  • You have a rash on your face or sensitive, irritated and damaged scalp.
  • You have ever experienced any reaction after colouring your hair.
  • You have experienced a reaction to a temporary « black henna » tattoo in the past.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU ALWAYS PERFORM AN ALLERGY ALERT TEST 48 HOURS BEFORE EACH USE OF A COLOURANT PRODUCT, AS AN ALLERGY CAN DEVELOP SUDDENLY, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY USED THE SAME HAIR COLOURANT OR THE COLOURANT OF ANY OTHER BRAND.

To carry out the Allergy Alert Test, always follow the instructions supplied with your hair colourant.

HOW TO PERFORM THE ALLERGY ALERT TEST:

  1. Remove earrings. Behind the ear and using a cotton bud, apply a small quantity of unmixed colourant product sufficient to cover an area of 1-2cm² (e.g. the size of a small coin).
  2. Re-apply two or three times allowing it to dry between each application. Carefully reseal the colourant container and keep it for the application 48 hours later.
  3. Leave for 48 hours without washing, covering or touching.
  4. If during this period you notice any abnormal reactions, such as itching, redness or swelling in or around the test area, DO NOT APPLY THE PRODUCT.
  • IN CASE OF A REACTION DURING THE APPLICATION such as intense stinging, irritation, rash or burning sensation on the scalp, rinse immediately and discontinue use. If you experience shortness of breath, seek immediate medical attention. Before colouring your hair again, consult a doctor.
  • IF, DURING THE DAYS FOLLOWING APPLICATION, itching, redness or, spots on the scalp or skin occurs, swelling of the eyes and/or face, blisters or oozing of the scalp and/or skin occurs, it is recommended that you consult a doctor.

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