Category Archives: Patch Testing

The Raconteur & Patch Testing

A couple of weekends ago in The Raconteur special reports supplement, there was this article from the CTPA (Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association) who started ‘The Facts About’ about patch testing. Read the whole thing here http://raconteur.net/lifestyle/be-safe-and-always-do-the-allergy-alert-test –

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How to do a Patch Test using L’Oreal Excellence from USA

How to do a Patch Test using L’Oreal Excellence from USA For this skin allergy patch test, I used a box dye which was purchase in the US. The biggest difference is that the patch test in the instructions is … Continue reading

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Hair Strand Test using Garnier Olia

This is carrying on from the Garnier Olia skin allergy patch test but it is a hair strand test  using Garnier Olia to see what my dark brown hair would look like if I were to dye it with Deep Violet … Continue reading

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How to do a 2 part Patch Test – Garnier Olia

How to do a 2 part Patch Test – Garnier Olia A slightly different patch test – I used a different, vibrant colour and also did a hair strand test. The instructions do say to just do a one part … Continue reading

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How to do a Skin Allergy Patch Test – Vidal Sassoon Salonist

How to do a Skin Allergy Patch Test – Vidal Sassoon Salonist The Vidal Sassoon Salonist is one of the newer home hair dye kits on the market and comes with a bowl, brush as well as the regular gloves. … Continue reading

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How to do a Skin Allergy Patch Test – Clairol

This is a how to do a patch test using both the Colour Blend – Bottle 1 (colourant) and Colour Activating Creme – Bottle 2 (developer) as instructed by Clairol for both UK and USA. A small disclaimer – The … Continue reading

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John Frieda Salons – Skin Test Allergy Policy

John Frieda Salons – Skin Test Allergy Policy John Frieda salons website is a bit more complicated. It primary deals with John Frieda products (home hair dye and hair products) but there is a link for the salons and their … Continue reading

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Daniel Galvin – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Daniel Galvin – Skin Allergy Test Policy At Daniel Galvin there isn’t a skin allergy test policy on the website but they do have one which is explained when you have an initial consultation or a new client pack. I … Continue reading

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How to do a 2 part Patch Test – L’Oreal Excellence

This is a how to do a patch test using both the colourant and developer. It is advised by Allergy UK  that if you are using a 2 part hair dye – then you should perform a skin allergy patch … Continue reading

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How to do a Skin Allergy Patch Test – L’Oreal Excellence

The patch test described in the L’Oreal Excellence instructions say to only use the colourant part of the hair dye as it contains the para-phenylenediamine (PPD). A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I … Continue reading

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