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Renewed warning over post Covid sensitivity to hair dye

Federation asking salons to insist on patch testing

Hairdressers and beauty salons have been issued with a new warning after a spate of severe allergic reactions to some hair dyes among people who've had Covid.

The National Hair and Beauty Federation is urging the industry to insist on patch testing for permanent dyes - 48 hours before application.

Marco Leonetti runs Utopia in Douglas. 

He says the problems relate to permanent dyes applied to the scalp:

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