Hairdressers spend a great deal of their time,
either wet or handling wet hair. Because of this dermatitis in the hairdressing
profession is extremely common. Most sufferers of dermatitis will agree that it
is painful, embarrassing and costly yet it is entirely preventable. Follow
these practical and sensible tips to ensure you don’t become a victim of this
It’s important to know that dermatitis is not
catching, so it can’t be passed around, it can be developed at anytime during
your career. Some people can be seriously affected by it, and other might not
get it at all, everyone is different. Broadly speaking, dermatitis can be split
into two types: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
Each type is different, so it’s important to identify your dermatitis so you
know how to handle it appropriately.
Bleach is a strong chemical yet is very common, and
as such, if you come into contact with, it can cause irritant contact
dermatitis. This can become common especially among hairdressers, as it is
common for it to develop very gradually through recurrent wet work with milder
chemicals, such as shampoo – A product that is often used within the
hairdressing profession. Washing people’s hair regularly can sometimes cause
dermatitis to occur over time.
Allergic contact dermatitis often develops quite
quickly after minor contact with substances such as shampoos or colouring
agents. It’s not infrequent for this kind of allergy to take months or
sometimes years to fully develop. Once the allergy has developed, although
unfortunate it is likely that the allergy will stay with you for the rest of
your life. Even if you have had no problems before in your career this can
happen at anytime. If you become allergic to a product in work it is not
unusual to find that a number of household products such as cleaners, shampoos,
bleaches etc will also affect your allergic dermatitis.
Dermatitis is mainly caused by frequent wet
working, so hairdressers are most at risk of developing it, especially if they
spend prolonged periods of time in contact with water throughout the day.
Another main cause is a lot of the chemicals in hairdressing products, such as
shampoos, colours, bleaches or even the products you use to clean up
afterwards. You can also suffer with it if you handle chemical soaked
equipment, touching contaminated clothing, tools or containers, aerosols or
even dust landing on your skin and the surfaces that you touch.
Dermatitis can be prevented, and there are a range
of different things you can do in order to wave goodbye to bad hands. First,
wear disposable, non-latex gloves if you spend a lot of time colouring,
shampooing, bleaching or rinsing hair, this will protect your hands and always
change gloves between clients. Always dry your hands thoroughly when you come
into contact with water, use a paper towel or a soft cotton towel to ensure
that all the moisture has been soaked up.
The use of a top quality combined moisturising and
skin protection cream is also very important. Derma Shield is such a
product. Derma Shield has been clinically and laboratory tested to create
a non-toxic and non-greasy protective formulation that allows your skin to
perspire and breathe normally.
Derma Shield is also waterproof and can be used
inside protective gloves.
Derma Shield is the ideal product to use at home as
well as in work. Just one application will moisturise and provide
protection for up to five hours. Derma Shield is also wash resistant.
It’s surprisingly simple to prevent dermatitis to
occur if you are a hairdresser. By using disposable gloves, drying your
hands properly, and employing the moisturising and waterproof qualities of
Derma Shield you will have gone a long way to eliminating your skin care
Suffering from dermatitis is unnecessary so if you
are a current sufferer take these appropriate simple steps to help you ease the
pain and prevent your dermatitis from returning.
So how will
Derma Shield stop dermatitis in hairdressing?
your day confident that your hairdressers’ dermatitis is being moisturised,
nurtured and protected.
- Because Derma Shield is designed only to come
off the skin as it sheds naturally, one application will last for four to
five hours despite repeated washing.
further aggravation of the sensitised skin and enable the skin to recover
- Derma Shield’s microscopic shield ensures
that, in most cases, any substance causing the skin to dry out is no
longer in direct contact with the skin.
the skin and help to keep it supple. Supple skin doesn’t split – it stretches.
- To aid faster skin recovery Derma Shield
contains high-grade pharmaceutical moisturisers such as Aloe Vera and
Vitamin E that are locked in to keep the skin supple.
Want to prove it for yourself?
manufacturers we have supreme confidence in Derma Shield’s ability to solve
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options to try Derma Shield in your own workplace, yet we take all the
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We are the
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