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Negligent Hairdressing Treatments
Nicola Perry has been a qualified personal injury lawyer for over 15 years and joined Bartletts Solicitors in 1998. Over that time she has successfully represented numerous clients who have suffered sensitive and painful injuries at the hairdressers and at beauty salons. Nicola is a leading expert in this rapidly evolving area of law. Contact Nicola and our team of beauty and hairdressing accident lawyers today to discuss your case or to begin a claim.

Over Bleaching Can Cause Hair Loss & Skin Damage

Hair Damage From Over Bleaching

The excessive application of bleach can cause hair loss and baldness if the bleach is left in the hair for too long, or if the solution has been mixed too powerfully and damages hair follicles and / or the scalp. Bleach is a toxic chemical solution that can ruin the hair if the mixture is too strong, or if a person suffers an adverse reaction to ingredients it contains. For this reason it is essential that hair salons and stylists carry out hair strand and skin patch tests on new customers, to check a person’s hair type and skin sensitivity, as well as identifying any pre-existing allergies.

Bleach Is Used To Lighten Hair By Chemically Altering Hair Strands

A chemical reaction takes place between the key ingredients, hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide, when bleach is applied to the hair, removing the two types of melanin or pigments (that give the hair its natural colour) from the core of each strand and turning it pale yellow. In the process the bleach dries out the hair, and this can lead to it becoming brittle and frizzy (commonly referred to as fried hair). The hair may then begin to break off close to the scalp if excessive bleach has been applied, leading to partial or complete baldness that may last for many months.

Case Study: Hair Loss From Peroxide In Hair Dye Solution

What Precautions Should Hairdressers Take When Using Bleach?

Toxic chemical ingredients in bleach can cause scalp burns if the solution comes into contact with the skin, and hairdressers are expected to prevent this from happening. An allergic reaction may also result in skin damage, including rashes, blistering and the swelling of facial features. This will usually be accompanied by temporary hair loss, though in extreme cases the hair will never regrow. A person’s appearance may therefore be fundamentally disfigured by a botched hair bleaching treatment, and this can have adverse knock-on effects on almost every aspect of their life.

My Hairdresser Ruined My Hair With Bleach Can I Claim?

Often clients can as bleaching is such a delicate hair treatment, with considerable scope for things to go wrong, salons must make sure that stylists are properly trained and experienced in how to carry out the treatment safely. The law expects that salons and stylists will display a reasonable level of competence when performing their services, and where they fall below this accepted standard, and a client is injured as a result, the latter will have strong grounds for making a compensation claim against the salon’s owners. Claims have the benefit of driving up industry standards, reducing the risk of customers suffering similar injuries in the future.

Case Study: Lady Obtains Compensation From Mobile Hairdresser

Solicitors Dealing With Bleaching Accidents At The Hairdressers

Our female solicitors have many years of combined experience in claiming compensation from negligent hairdressers. If you have been injured by a hair bleaching treatment at a salon, contact our specialist team today for free, confidential legal advice.

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We have female solicitors that can claim compensation for hair loss caused by the overuse of bleach. Contact us today on 0800 988 3642 for free legal advice on bleach burns to the scalp and hair. We will be happy to answer common questions such as; can I sue a hairdresser for damaging my hair by leaving bleach on it for too long? How much compensation is awarded for bleach damaged hair?

You can ask one of our solicitors about bleach burns to the scalp and hair. We guarantee you the maximum compensation with the minimum of fuss.

We offer No Win No Fee solicitors for bleach burn injuries at the hairdressers. Katharine introduces our legal services in a video on hair bleaching gone wrong at the hairdressers above.