Rough Spots... and I'm allergic to box dye.
12 months ago
12 months ago
I have been assured that it is normal to have a patch of hair that perpetually seems drier than the rest of your hair or doesn't seem to want to cooperate. I feel better. I just do my best to keep it healthy and moisturize.
I got bored last week and decided to use a box dye on my hair. I used Loreal Feria in Cherry Crush. I like the result, and it wasn't very damaging on my hair... but I guess I am allergic.
I'm the reason why the instruction tell you to do a patch test and wait 48 hours. I woke up nauseous, and itchy all over. I had a few mosquito bites, and those swelled up to epic proportions. I was stuck in bed all day. But I am ok now. I definitely would recommend that people do the patch test. Especially if you have never dyed your hair before, are using a new dye or color, it's been a long time since you have dyed, or even if you have some hormone issues (like I do now). I hadn't used a box dye in tens years, but I never thought I would have such an awful reaction. It might been a pain in the butt to do a patch test, but it's better safe than sorry.
I have no idea what exactly caused the reaction. It could be my hormones, it could be my medications, it could be that I have way more tattoos than I did ten years ago. There is no way to know for sure.
My hair is in good condition, though. I thought my hair would be a lot drier after the dye, but it actually seems to be in pretty much the same condition.
I don't have much else to say right now. I'll be back on Saturday (my new wash day.