DOES HEAT DAMAGE HAIR?

When applied incorrectly, heat can damage hair

DOES HEAT DAMAGE HAIR?

It takes time and effort to keep hair looking and feeling healthy when styling it in the way we like. Many people take great pride in their hair, but some treatments and styling techniques can leave your locks worse off than before.

We’re often told to avoid overusing styling tools like curling tongs, hairdryers and straighteners, but how does heat actually damage hair? Let’s take a look.

HOW DOES HEAT DAMAGE YOUR HAIR?

We all understand how disasters such as hair dye reactions can damage your tresses, but what about applying heat? Unfortunately, if you overuse styling equipment, it can cause hair damage. The risk is even higher if you use poor-quality tools that don’t allow you to control the temperature applied or have a high maximum limit.

When exposed to high heat, your hair’s protein strands can change shape, leading to weak and brittle hair that lose their elasticity while stripping away natural oils. This hair damage is often permanent until new strands grow through.

Signs of heat-damaged hair include dryness, roughness and hair breakages, not to mention split ends and tangles. In the worst cases, it can even result in hair snapping and hair loss.

IS AIR-DRYING HAIR ANY BETTER?

While avoiding thermal hair damage may involve ditching your dryer, is it really better to let things happen naturally? Air drying is better, but you should still be careful about how you treat wet hair. For example, sleeping on damp hair can damage its cuticles and outer layers, as wet hair is more vulnerable to friction against your pillow.

To prevent this issue, use nourishing hair masks, avoid rough towel drying and wrap your hair gently in a soft towel, letting it completely dry before bed.

HOW TO PREVENT HEAT-DAMAGED HAIR

To prevent heat-damaged hair, simple changes such as heat protection sprays and using equipment on a low-temperature setting can make a difference to hair health.

However, if your hair has already been damaged by thermal sources, the best thing to do is add moisture to your locks with products like leave-in conditioners and argan oil. Avoid using heat while your hair remains vulnerable to breakages. As new healthy hair grows through, visits to the salon for a trim will start removing the damaged sections.

HAS A HAIRDRESSER DAMAGED YOUR HAIR WITH HEAT?

Unfortunately, many people suffer hair damage thanks to the improper use of heated styling equipment at salons every year. Sometimes the damage is so severe that people decide to sue hairdressers,  which is the right response if you have suffered a personal injuries, such as scalp blisters or overprocessed hair that’s falling out.

If you want to know your rights or find out how to sue a hair salon, get in touch with us at Hairdressing Claims and one of our qualified solicitor will be happy to discuss the next steps. You can read more about hair damage at the Trichological Society.

CONTACT HAIRDRESSING CLAIMS

Have you suffered hair damage after attending a salon? Call Hairdressing Claims today to discover if you can claim compensation.

To get started, phone our freephone line on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile, or send a message to enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.

HOW TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR HAIR DAMAGE

Compensation from a Hairdresser

HOW TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR HAIR DAMAGE

A person’s hair is their crowning glory, and we put our trust in hairdressers and salons to keep our locks in good condition. Unfortunately, negligence and accidents can occur.

If a hair salon fails in its duty to keep you safe, it can result in personal injuries, from scalp burns to long-term hair damage.

Do you want to make a hair damage compensation claim? Here’s everything you need to know about what to do next.

WHAT IS HAIR DAMAGE?

While most of us know some hair treatments (such as dyes) and using heated styling equipment can damage hair, this is something every salon needs to assess before carrying out its services. A hairdresser should look at the condition of your hair and advise about suitable treatments and the effect they can have, taking precautions to ensure only positive outcomes.

Hair damage can have serious repercussions, often taking years to rectify, not to mention the distress caused. If a treatment or process resulted in the condition of your hair becoming worse, you might be eligible to make a claim. Common signs of hair damage include burns, scalp irritation, brittle hair, bald patches, excessive hair loss, thinning and dermatitis. You may have also suffered from emotional trauma.

CAN I MAKE A HAIRDRESSING COMPENSATION CLAIM?

If you want to make a consumer complaint or compensation claim, there are a few things to be aware of before you start.

Firstly, it’s not enough to simply not like the haircut you’ve ended up with. For a case to be successful, there has to be physical damage to your hair or skin due to the negligence of the salon or hairdresser.

Secondly, it’s important to use the services of a solicitor who specialises in this area, so always check their track record to see if they’ve taken on hair damage cases before (and won).

YOUR ROLE IN CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR HAIR DAMAGE

While your solicitor will guide you through the legal process of your hair damage claim, there are several things you can do to make your case as strong as possible. This includes gathering evidence such as details of hair and medical appointments, before and after photographs and damaged hair samples. You should also note details of your hairdresser’s name, salon address and any products used.

At Hairdressing Claims, we also use the services of trichologists, who can independently assess your hair and scalp, identifying causes of hair loss, breakages, thinning and skin conditions. They also understand the best practices for hair treatments, identifying where important steps in your care were missed.

Would you like to know more? Read our how-to guide for hairdressing compensation claims.

GET MORE ADVICE NOW

If you’ve suffered hair damage as the result of hairdresser negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.

To get started, call our freephone number for free confidential advice, direct from a qualified specialist solicitor. Phone us on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile, or send a message to enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.

‘NO WIN NO FEE’ HAIRDRESSING COMPENSATION CLAIMS

No win, no fee

‘NO WIN NO FEE’ HAIRDRESSING COMPENSATION CLAIMS

A trip to a hair salon should be rewarding, helping you to feel pampered and at your best. Unfortunately, if something goes wrong, it can have more severe consequences than simply ending up with a hairstyle that doesn’t suit you.

Whether tape in extensions have ruined your hair or a perm treatment has caused skin damage, hair injuries can be long-lasting even after physical scars disappear.

Sadly, many people decide not to pursue hairdresser claims because they think it will be too costly. This is why ‘no win no fee’ services are such a lifeline, and we’d like to bust some of the myths about this type of legal help.

ARE ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ SERVICES WORTH IT?

Many people wonder if ‘no win no fee’ compensation services are worth it. Solicitors offering this service usually won’t take on a case they don’t think has a good chance of winning. Therefore, it’s a great way to judge how strong a claim you have so that you don’t waste a lot of valuable time and money pursuing a lost cause.

When you choose no win no fee hair compensation lawyers, you’ll enter into an agreement with them about the circumstances in which costs will be owed. This usually means a fee will only be charged if your case is won, thus the ‘no win no fee’ nature of the service.

However, it’s important to be clear about any costs you’ll be expected to pay, so take the time to understand what ‘no win no fee’ really means in each instance. Always choose a reputable solicitor who specialises in hairdressing compensation claims, checking out their online reviews and track record first.

WHY CHOOSE HAIRDRESSING CLAIMS?

At Hairdressing Claims, we have years of experience helping clients to sue hairdresser salons. We work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so you only have to pay us if you secure compensation.

Unlike many competitors, we guarantee that if we take on your case, it will be handled by a qualified, knowledgeable solicitor throughout the claims process.

We’re fully regulated, accredited and have a proven track record, including this scalp damage case in which we negotiated compensation of £13,000 without the need for court proceedings.

HAIRDRESSER COMPENSATION CLAIMS EXPERT – WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Have you suffered a hair injury or skin damage after a hair salon treatment? If this was the result of negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. So what happens next?

When you speak to Hairdressing Claims, our legal claims experts will talk through the details of your case with you via our confidential advice line.

If we think you have grounds for a successful claim, we’ll take on your case and guide you through all steps of the process, making it as simple as possible for you.

 CONTACT US TODAY

To have a no-obligation chat with one of our advisors, call our freephone number on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile. Alternatively, email us at enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.

HAIR DYE REACTIONS

Coloured hair can look stunning, but this should never be at the price of your health. Unfortunately, hair dye reactions are all too common, which is why hair salons have a duty of care to assess how your hair and skin could react to products before using them.

You may have heard of over-processed hair falling out or how full head highlights can cause hair damage. However, allergic reactions to dyes can be even more severe, causing lasting physical injuries and emotional distress. Claims against hairdressers are often the result of hair dye injuries.

Here’s everything you need to know.

WHAT CAUSES REACTIONS TO HAIR DYE?

While hair dyes are used by millions of people worldwide, some of the chemicals and ingredients in the products can cause allergic reactions. The most common sensitivity is contact dermatitis, a type of eczema triggered when a particular substance irritates the skin.

The main culprit of hair dye reactions is a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a known allergen and skin irritant. While most dyes containing PPD are safe to use, this doesn’t mean the risks should be ignored. The most severe hair dye reactions include redness, inflammation, blisters, dry patches and anaphylaxis. Those particularly vulnerable are people with darker coloured eyes or who’ve previously had a black henna tattoo.

If you’d like more information on the signs of hair dye sensitivities and what to do if a reaction occurs, head to this dedicated NHS page.

HOW TO PREVENT HAIR DYE REACTIONS

Luckily, severe reactions to hair dye products are avoidable if the right precautions are taken.

One of the first lines of defence against hair dye sensitivities is patch tests, whether it’s a DIY product or a professional hair salon treatment. This involves a small amount of the product being applied to the skin to see if there are any consequences. Even if there’s a mild reaction within 48 hours, it’s best to avoid using dyes anywhere near your skin or hair.

Other precautions should also be taken, closely following the manufacturer’s instructions, including the maximum time the dye should be left to work its magic.

CAN YOU SUE HAIRDRESSERS?

Yes. If you’ve suffered an allergic reaction or skin damage due to a failure to uphold necessary health and safety practices, you may have grounds to make a compensation claim against your hairdresser. Hairdressers have a duty to assess both the condition of your hair and possible skin reactions before carrying out a treatment.

If negligence resulted in a hair dye reaction or skin injury occurring, seek advice about the next steps.

HOW TO MAKE A HAIR DAMAGE CLAIM

Have you had a hair dye reaction that wasn’t your fault? Speak to the team at Hairdressing Claims about how to sue a hairdresser.

To chat with our friendly advisors, call our freephone number on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile. Alternatively, send a message to enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

A HAIRDRESSER RUINED MY HAIR – WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

Hairdresser ruined my hair

Do you need more information about suing a hairdresser? We all know how frustrating it is when you don’t quite get the hairstyle you asked for. However, if your hair has been damaged, it can have devastating consequences, causing emotional distress and even physical injuries, such as scalp burns from chemicals or styling equipment.

If you think you could be owed hair damage compensation, here’s an easy guide to your rights.

A HAIRDRESSER RUINED MY HAIR WITH BLEACH – NOW WHAT?

Visiting a hair salon should be a pleasurable and rewarding experience, taking some time out to feel pampered and look your best. The last thing you would expect is for your hair to be ruined or to receive an injury.

Many people have this upsetting experience after bleach is used during their treatment, such as balayage or foil highlights. Common injuries include chemical burns to the skin (which can lead to dermatitis or permanent hyperpigmentation) and bleached hair falling out in clumps.

If this has happened to you, the first thing to do is to seek medical attention if you haven’t already done so, especially if you’re worried about scalp burns or you’re in severe pain. If you can, take photographs of the damage sustained, note details of your appointments and keep any damaged hair lost. You should also see your doctor if necessary before getting more advice from a hair claims solicitor.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

Even if you have signed a waiver, if you’ve received a hairdressing treatment that resulted in significant discomfort and distress or even financial losses for further appointments needed, you should seek advice about whether to claim compensation.

Hair salons also often refuse to accept liability if your hair was in poor condition before the treatment. However, hairdressers have a duty of care to assess this before performing any treatments, such as colouring hair. This includes patch and strand tests, visual checks and discussions with the client about the risks of potential problems arising from the treatment.

A waiver is a document that shows you understood the risks, but it does not excuse any negligence which leads to you receiving an injury.

HOW TO SUE A HAIRDRESSER

After taking the initial steps outlined above, the next step in making a claim for hair damage and scalp burns is contacting a solicitor specialising in this type of case. They’ll take details of what’s happened to you before advising whether they think you should proceed with your compensation claim. This is where we can help. We are part of a regulated firm of solicitors, and we combine our specialist knowledge of hair damage together with our decades of experience in the legal process – this means we are a ‘one stop’ shop to resolving your hairdressing compensation claim.

Our lawyers will guide you through the claims process, liaising with the hair salon and their insurance company for you. They will arrange for you to be seen by a professional trichologist (what is a trichologist) to assess the damage to your hair. We also offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service, so there’s no upfront cost to you.

CONTACT OUR HAIR DAMAGE COMPENSATION EXPERTS

Has your hair been ruined after a salon treatment? Speak to Hairdressing Claims on our confidential advice line today.

To get in touch, call our freephone number on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile. You can also complete the Contact Us form or send a message to us at enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT OR COMPENSATION CLAIM?

Are you considering making a hair damage claim? It’s important to understand your rights and what you can do next if you’re unhappy with any hairdressing services you’ve received.

Let’s look at some of the key information you need to know if you’re considering suing hairdressers.

HAIRDRESSER CONSUMER COMPLAINTS & LEGAL CLAIMS – CONSUMER RIGHTS BASICS

Many factors are involved when making a consumer complaint about a product or service you’ve received or exchanged money for. This includes whether the service was of satisfactory quality as the company described and if the results were fit for purpose.

As a consumer, there’s legal protection in place to keep you safe, especially if it’s proved that reasonable care and skill weren’t taken by the provider when completing the requested service. 

If you’ve suffered an injury (such as scalp burns) or your locks have been ruined after a colour correction hair disaster, you could have grounds to sue a hairdresser. This doesn’t just mean getting a refund for the service provided but receiving compensation for any distress, trauma or pain caused.

CAN YOU CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR HAIR DAMAGE?

Claims against hairdressers aren’t about whether you like your new hairstyle but physical injuries or extensive hair damage caused by their actions. Hairdressers use anything from hot styling equipment to sharp instruments to cut and style hair, so proper training and techniques are required to ensure the safety of the client. Injuries can also occur at a salon due to slips, trips and inadequate neck support at a basin.

Unfortunately, hairstylists can sometimes fail in their duty of care towards a client, perhaps due to improper procedures being followed, a lack of concentration or inadequate training and supervision. Common injuries include scalp blisters, burns to the skin and hair breakage, resulting in pain or distress to the person affected. Hair extension damage to the scalp can also occur if they’re poorly fitted.

In these instances, you may have a strong case to successfully claim compensation.

HOW TO WIN HAIRDRESSER CLAIMS

Hair treatment injury claims are a complex area, so there are some key things you can do to help win your case. This includes gathering evidence, from appointment details (hairdressers, doctors, hospital visits etc.) to real (e.g. hair samples) or photographic proof of the injuries or damage caused.

You can then seek advice from personal injury lawyers who specialise in suing hairdresser salons. Our legal team will even offer a free initial assessment to see if they think you have a claim. They’ll let you know the next steps, which may result in an out-of-court settlement.

CONTACT US TODAY – EXPERTS IN HAIRDRESSER CLAIMS

Have you suffered an injury or hair damage after visiting a salon? Speak to Hairdressing Claims. To get in touch with our hairdresser legal claims experts, you can contact our confidential advice line today.

Call our freephone number on 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560 from a mobile. You can also send a message to us at enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.