Exposure to these harmful products can lead to many ailments through various means: it can affect your eyes (conjunctivitis), your skin (eczema, dermatitis, irritation, or skin cancer), or your lungs (asthma, rhinitis, lung cancer). 1 in 3 cases of asthma and 1 in 10 cases of allergies are among hairdressers. The effects of these ailments can be hard to detect as they usually start with vague but very common symptoms: allergic reactions, headaches, discomfort, or even just fatigue.
In the world of hairdressing, respiratory and skin allergies are the second leading cause of illness.
These are directly caused by the many toxic products contained in the various products used for hairdressing and dyeing. There are chemical and allergic risks, both of which are inherent to hairdressing activities and products.
The harmful molecules that pollute the air in hair salons come from a wide variety of sources:
shampoos, sprays and aerosols, lacquers, dye products, bleach, perms, Brazilian hair straightening, etc.