Update by user Apr 10, 2018
Typo...word is MONSTROUS. But HIDEOUS would also suffice.
I wish I could laugh about this but even now I cannot believe this picture and I have so many more some worse he would be so mad if he knew I posted this. It was very embarrassing for him. A tall, strong, intelligent grown man who has to "hide" because of symptoms from dying his hair.
Thankfully he still HAS hair! LOL.
Original review posted by user Apr 09, 2018
Husband used dark brown dye...had a severe reaction. Eyes swelled shut.
Weeping oozing sores on scalp. Whole head, face and neck swollen. Incessant itching. He looked like a monster...
I freaked!! And he was in such pain and discomfort for about 10 days. So scary!! Praying he has no lasting permanent health problems.
Took 36 hours for symptoms to develop. Both he and I were customers on auto-ship for more than a year. Still don't know the real cause...poisoning of some sort? PPD?
Heavy metals? ESalon customer service said dye was possibly "old" as his last shipment was a few months before. I always store in separate dry linen closet. That's their excuse..it is his fault for not using the dye soon enough after delivery?
Customer service told me to take him to go to the doctor for allergy test. But unless he can not breathe there is no real treatment his doctor said. Benadryl and hydrocortisone. October 2017 I applied his dye as usual and used eSalon timer.
He is a 50 year old 6 '3" 225 pound man with full head of mostly gray hair an inch or two in length. 36 hours later...he couldn't leave the house for a week. Would have gone to ER if he was in anaphalaxis but he was not. In the 15 years of going to a real salon for dye jobs no issues.
And none with boxed dye such as Lloreal. Medium or dark brown for him. I waited a long time to write this but I wanted to warn others. Even if you use it many times and do the allergy test it can still cause a horrible reaction.
Maybe eSalon has poor quality control??
PPD poisoning is suspected. If others suffered from eSalon hair dye please respond.
Product or Service Mentioned: Esalon Hair Dye.
Reason of review: Bad quality.