Student, 19, chemically burned after bleach on her head for an hour

Student, 19, chemically burned after bleach on her head for an hour


Jasmine Schofield, 19, paid £95 to have her blonde hair lightened and roots touched up at a salon near her home in LancashireA teenage student suffered ‘oozing chemical burns’ and was left crying in pain after her hairdresser left bleach on her scalp for an hour and a half  Jasmine Schofield, 19, paid £95 to have her blonde hair lightened and roots touched up at a salon near her home in Lancashire She claims her hairdresser ‘wandered off’ for more than an hour and a half, leaving the bleach burning her scalp  The forensic science student claims she was told her ‘red and weeping’ head was normal and not to wash the dye off for five days But when she woke up the next day her scalp had erupted in oozing blisters and she was rushed to hospital where she was treated for chemical burns    Shocked medics told the teary cafe worker she had ‘severe’ burns and gave her a special gel to treat her injuries, as her hair fell out in clumps Jasmine, of Euxton, was forced to miss 10 days of work and has vowed to give bleaching a break as she lives in fear her hair will continue dropping out The hairdresser denied abandoning Jasmine but said ‘it can happen to every hairdresser’ and that it was an ‘unfortunate thing to happen to me’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Cyclist faces bankruptcy after he is forced to pay £100k in Hilarious moment BBC politics reporter is interrupted by a. Share this article Share Jasmine said: ‘It felt like I had loads of insects crawling all over my head It was so itchy and burnt a lot.’The hairdresser said ‘you may get a few blisters but don’t worry, it’s normal ‘ She said you only get one or two.’I’ve been having my hair bleached for seven years and I’ve never had a reaction in that time She claims her hairdresser ‘wandered off’ for more than an hour and a half, leaving the bleach burning her scalp (pictured after her appointment)  Jasmine’s hair fell out in clumps following the appointment, despite the hairdresser saying she took all the necessary precautions ‘At first there weren’t any blisters, they developed overnight, but my whole head was red and weeping while I was with her ‘After she’d washed my hair, she put a toner over then started to dry it. I noticed she was avoiding the top section of my head near my scalp ‘The day after the appointment, I went to A&E and they put burn gel on top of my head The medical staff were really shocked that she’d said it was normal.’They said I had severe chemical burns and they were surprised all my hair hadn’t dropped out Some of my hair did end up falling out.’Her friends had recommended the hairdresser, who works from home, so Jasmine booked in and attended her appointment on May 2 But despite telling the woman her scalp was burning after 10 minutes with it on, the student claims she was left for an hour and 10 minutes as the bleach burned her skin When she woke up the next day her scalp had erupted in oozing blisters and she was rushed to hospital where she was treated for chemical burnsJasmine went on: ‘I’d seen lots of people I know recommend her I had a look at her photos and they looked really nice.’We spoke about what I wanted done to my hair then she started applying the bleach ‘After about five or 10 minutes it started to really burn – it was getting really uncomfortable ‘She asked me if I was feeling okay and I said ‘not really, it’s starting to burn quite a bit’, then she told me to hold on as long as I could ‘She brought me a drink then I didn’t see her for another hour and 10 minutes. She just left me and I was sat on my own ‘I was in a lot of pain at this point. It was really, really uncomfortable and I was trying to pull out the foils myself as they make [the bleach] hotter It was burning.’As the hairdresser washed out the bleach and began to finish Jasmine’s hair, she was still in a lot of pain That evening, blisters were beginning to develop and after sending pictures asking for help, she was told to try coconut conditioner Shocked medics told the teary cafe worker she had ‘severe’ burns and gave her a special gel to treat her injuries (pictured) Jasmine said: ‘I sent her some photos She replied the next day saying ‘that’s normal, my head does that’ and gave me recommendations ‘At first she said put coconut conditioner on it, but then she said ‘oh, don’t wash it Don’t get it wet. Leave it for four to five days’.’When I got home, [my fiance] Conor [McNally, 22] was really shocked because he didn’t think it was as painful as I was making out I was crying and saying ‘something definitely isn’t right’.’He took the picture of my hair and I could see the shock in his face ‘After the burn gel, it was still painful for up to a week. I didn’t attend work for a week and a half because I couldn’t do anything with my hair in case it fell out ‘My scalp is dry and flaky all the time now as it’s trying to repair itself.’My hair was a security blanket for me It’s so long, I’ve been growing it for years and years, then all of a sudden I’ve gone to this girl and it’s snapping off ‘I won’t dye my hair now for six to 12 months because it’s very brittle. I’m scared it’ll snap and fall out again ‘ Responding to Jasmine’s claims, the self-employed hairdresser denied the client had left her home with blisters and burns on her scalp – but admitted the reaction was ‘unfortunate’ She also claimed Jasmine had read through a safety sheet warning of the possible side effects to bleach The hairdresser, from Lancashire, said: ‘I’ve been a hairdresser for nine years. Jasmine, of Euxton, was forced to miss 10 days of work and has vowed to give bleaching a break as she lives in fear her hair will continue dropping out'[Jasmine] claimed she had the colour on for an hour and a half, but she’s incorrect because she had Platinum Card which is where you foil it and for the last 20 minutes she had it on the roots ‘She had a reaction the day after and unfortunately you can’t do a bleach patch test She’d only had bleach 3% and she had anti-histamines, Antidot.’I’m so thorough with everything and it’s just an unfortunate thing for me It’s a learning curve at the same time.’She’s put it across as if she was sat in pain She definitely wasn’t – I would never let anyone sit in pain.’Before I did any bleaching, I went through a sheet with her about what can happen She said that was absolutely fine and she’d had it before.’When she said I left it on my an hour and a half, I’d never do that ‘I patch test everyone but with bleach you can’t patch test, you have to take the advice of the hairdresser  ‘Some people get little sores, you’d be mad to think you might not get anything.’I’ve said sorry about how it reacted the day after, because she didn’t leave the salon with the sores There was nothing on her scalp when she left.’I’d definitely not let her sit in pain and I wouldn’t let her leave the salon with a scalp like that When she left the salon there was nothing there.’She said at the beginning it was hot and yes, that can happen It does look bad, but I asked her not to wash her hair but she clearly has.’It’s not an intense burn I used to have it on my scalp and it would do something similar to me.’I’m really sorry that this was the case I’ve gone above and beyond to make sure she’s okay [and] check up on her.’I get what she’s saying that it should never happen, but that’s how it is, it can happen to every hairdresser ‘

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