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Salon Hair Color
Melanin: Skin color is determined by the amount of melanin pigment that is deposited in the skin. Melanin comes from cells called melanocytes that live in the upper levels of skin (epidermis). Darker skinned people produce large deposits of melanin. Hair color is determined by two type of melanin pigment (eumelanin and pheomelanin) different combinations of these give different hair color. ...Read more
No: Eyebrow and hair color can change as a newborn ages. ...Read more
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm
My hair is frizzy, slightly thin, would applying hair protein(in hair salon) harm my scalp causing hair loss in the future?
Normally, yes: Usually, they are good indicators of natural hair color. ...Read more
Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more
M indian.Is chemicals used in hair coloring dye bad for brain?Do the coloring of hairs affect existing black hairs?
HAIR DYE: No. It's does not affect the brain .Only colors the nonblack hairs. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair.Doing Nail rubbing,experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Hair color: Pubic hair and axillary (armpit) hair can vary in color considerably from the hair of the scalp. In most people it is darker, although it can also be lighter. In most cases it is most similar in color to the eyebrows of the individual.On some individuals, pubic hair is thick and/or coarse; on others it may be sparse and/or fine; these varieties may appear in either sex. ...Read more
Probably not, but : If the fumes are that strong that you are asking, then maybe the safest option is for your baby (and maybe even you) to not be exposed to the chemical vapors! good for you for asking! take care of yourself and that baby! ...Read more
Exposure: You may be breaking out from the hair treatment chemicals used at the salon. You may have developed an allergy to one of the chemicals or have developed a sensitivity to one of the chemicals. Or one of the chemicals may be burning your skin. ...Read more
Caution for 2mo: Babies are gifted with much of mom's immunity @ birth which provides some protection.They are also exposed to germs @ birth that may wait to cause problems for weeks, some of which cause serious illness. If baby develops a fever in the first 6-8 wks, they are often hospitalized for tests & rx.Keeping them away from sick people can help u avoid a hospital stay.Going out is fine in healthy settings. ...Read more
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I am 26 and nervous about the possibility of stroke. I saw an article where a woman had a stroke from having her hair washed at the salon. I just had my hair done yesterday and my neck hurts from the sink. I am nervous it will happen to me?
Kinking: If your neck is kinked or twisted in a severe way, it is possible to block blood flow in a carotid artery which may lead to a stroke. However, fortunately this is a rare occurrence. Your neck discomfort was from sort of strain and won't cause a stroke as it would have occurred at the time of neck kinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If : If you have very strong-smelling stool, and if it's very dark in color, you may be having melena. Melena is clasically described as "black, tarry stool, " and is caused by bleeding into the upper part of the intestinal tract. It doesn't look like blood because it's been digested. If this is what's going on, you should be seen by a doctor and evaluated as soon as possible. Bleeding like this can be dangerous. Even if this doesn't sound right, a change in stool is still worth discussing with your doctor. ...Read more
I know hair dyes can be bad for your hair but if you do it which is safer for scalp and hair, store bought or salon. What's your opinion. Ty?
Not sure: No one has proven this although many environmental factors could contribute to defects if exposed for long period of time. ...Read more
Possible to get head lice at hair salon- if stylist uses same combs and cape on me that were used on others all day?
Are those hair treatments (did nt use any heat), scalp treatment that is done in salon good for our hair?
Hair: Surely you have many friends your age who have had hair treatment and like it. You should have no trouble looking great! ...Read more
My mom use to say that when you have your period you should not go the salon to do your hair. Is that accurate?
Myth: There is no reason to avoid going to the salon when you have your period. ...Read more
I went to a hair salon today. The hairdresser cut his hand while styling my hair. He was bleeding while working on me . Is this a health risk for me?
My daughter is a teen and her hair is falling out too much. Hair salon people have said that her hair is healthy but her scalp is dry. Oil does notwrk?
Hair loss in teen: Most of the children that i see with the complaint of excess hair loss are actually normal. Clean her brush daily, and count the number of hairs that she loses each day, then take this information to your doctor. Is she developing bald spots? Has she recently been ill? Tight braids/weaves? On any medications? There are many factors that go into an evaluation of this sort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair falls out a lot after my hair was washed at the salon with nails clawing at my scalp. Could their be permanent damage and will not grow back?
Only in the case of: Alopecia. And usually a stimulating scalp massage INCREASES blood flow to the scalp, and does NOT cause hair loss. Every hair goes through 3 cycles. It might be that it is just a coincidence that you go around the "falling out" cycle. Maybe next time just ask for less nails and more fingertips with the wash! ...Read more
Dyed hair at salon on wednesday woke up yesterday with redness and itching along hair line and on ear where hair dye touched but was removed by stylis?
Can i get infected with HIV while at a hair salon when barber uses haircut machine on minimum level with the blades shave skin. No flowing blood?
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from on that machine and it got into you, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer