Brazilian Blowout - Bad Reaction
Finally got the Brazilian Blowout treatment 8 days ago, after a lot of thought. Spent AU$270, add cost of recommended Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo plus Conditioner AU$60 each 350ml plus Daily smoothing Serum 240ml AU$45, by hairdresser.
As advised by hairdresser, I had to keep my eyes closed when BB product being applied to my hair, my eyes stung and watered. I was told not to wash my hair for about two days, so day 3, washed my hair as advised only with Conditioner.
At this stage, I began to feel slight irritation at base of my scalp + itchiness, irritation grew after the second wash to neck area + behind ears, after using shampoo, conditioner + serum. 3rd hair wash took place on day5, when I developed flu-like symptoms- headache, nausea, fatigue, stuffy nose, also a severe skin reaction, a red inflamed rash across my neck area + swelling developed, progressing to cover my entire body.
I had to seek medical attention by day 7, it became so bad. I have to take anti-inflammatory medication for next 5 days to reduce swelling, I have to apply medicated creams all over my body to ease itch + burning. And anti-histamine tablets at night to reduce itch so I can get some sleep + Claratyne daytime as it is non-drowsy.
When I rang to tell the salon owner, what happened, he seemed to blow it off, stating his never heard of anyone who reacted before, that there were no chemicals in the product Brazilian Blowout, that I should contact the manufacturer of the product
if I was concerned, all the while not concerned at all that a customer of his, had this experience.
I hope I make a full recovery from this, and will never have anything to do with Brazilian Blowout again.
From Sydney, Australia
Determined to take this further!!
Originally submitted on reaction to keratin treatments