Leo Bancroft Salon – Skin Allergy Test Policy

The Leo Bancroft Salon (as seen on This Morning, The Salon) is quite a challenging website to navigate. There is however an app which makes things a little easy. On the website all the information is under the Contact tab. If you have any questions send an e-mail or phone up the salon.

I couldn’t see a skin allergy test policy on the website or app so I sent an e-mail. I got a very quick reply saying that: –

‘ We require a skin test to take place at least 48 hours before any colour services.
If you would like to pop in we can do that for you or if you would prefer we can send you one in the post.’

Really helpful and a very friendly reply to my e-mail.

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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. The whole marketing campaign was making the at home experience as close to a salon experience. It also has the two part system where you first apply the roots with the initial mix of hair dye, add a serum to the remainder and apply it to the rest of the hair.

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The skin allergy patch test is a 2 part test where you mix equal part of the Rich Colour Cream (colourant) and Colour Activating Lotion (developer) together. Both bottles are marked 1 and the serum is 2. You do not need the serum for the patch test.

A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

Edit:- The whole patch test took no longer than 5 minutes to do and because you rinse the dye off after 45 minutes you don’t have to worry about letting the dye dry!

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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 photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

This took no longer than 5 minutes to do.

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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 locations and contact details. I found this out when I contacted them on twitter, when they were very helpful.

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I contacted them by telephone and the receptionist was extremely helpful. A skin allergy patch test would be explained during a consultation.

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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 contacted them by twitter and this is the conversation. If you have any questions before visiting – they are more than happy to help.

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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 test using the same formulation as you would on your hair. https://www.allergyuk.org/skin-allergy/reactions-to-hair-dye

A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

Here is the skin allergy patch test. The patch test itself took no more that a few minutes to do and the drying time was between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
This is the method I would use for any hair dye, as this is the same mixture as would be applied to my head and hair.

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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 was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

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Why do a Skin Allergy Patch Test?

Why do a Skin Allergy Patch Test?

Would you travel in a car without wearing a seatbelt? You may not get into an accident but it’s important to wear one as you do not know who is on the road.
The same principle applies to skin allergy patch testing – every person’s body is unique and the way the hair dye chemicals may affect you is also unique.

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Andrew Collinge Salons – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Andrew Collinge Salons – Skin Allergy Test Policy

The Andrew Collinge Salons each have their own skin allergy test policy. They can be found when you click on the Salons and Prices tab then choose a salon. Scroll down the page to beneath the prices for Technical services. I choose the Liverpool salon.

‘All new technical clients are required to have an allergy test 48 hours
prior to appointment.’

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Nicky Clarke – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Nicky Clarke – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Nicky Clarke use Colourstart which is a cutaneous plaster, like a temporary tattoo, which contains PPD. This can be used at home. Here it is in use by the manufacturer. Continue reading

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