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Dermatitis in Hairdressing

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 growing statistic.

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 problems.

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?

Go about your day confident that your hairdressers' dermatitis is being moisturised, nurtured and protected.

Stop any further aggravation of the sensitised skin and enable the skin to recover quickly.

 Nurture the skin and help to keep it supple. Supple skin doesn't split - it stretches.

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"We have used Derma Shield for protection have seen a difference in the effect of chemicals on the skin. I have noticed a marked improvement in the condition of my own hands, no more sore finger joints where contact with solvents used to cause drying and cracking. Material that used to result in an unpleasant stickiness on the fingers can be washed off easily." RC (Chemical Co)
"Our Machine Shop personnel were very impressed by the way the oil and grease washed off with no bother!" JS (Synatel)
"A quick squirt and a thorough rub in made all the difference. We still finished work with skin covered in resin but it all washed off with mild soap and water." LL (Tree Fellers)