Salon visit leaves woman temporarily blind

2016-04-20 06:00
PHOTO:supplied Nonhlanhla Ndlovu when she woke up the next day after a trip to a hair salon.

PHOTO:supplied Nonhlanhla Ndlovu when she woke up the next day after a trip to a hair salon.

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NONHLANHLA Ndlovu’s recent trip to a salon to dye her hair turned to a disaster, resulting in her breaking out in a rash and her waking up to her eyes stuck closed for a few days.

Ndlovu, from Imbali Unit BB, said she will never again set foot inside a salon after experiencing this ordeal.

Although she has since recovered after receiving medical attention, Ndlovu urged women and men who visit salons to be careful of those who use “illegitimate” and “unlicenced” beauty products.

“On Saturday I went to a salon to have my hair dyed. The following day when I woke up both my eyes were swollen and I could barely see a thing. I rushed to a nearby clinic and they gave me medication to flush out the toxins from my system.

“That helped my sight improve a bit, but three days later I broke out in a rash on my chest and neck.”

Noticing that her health was compromised, she sought further medical attention.

“I went to the doctor and who told me my right eye was damaged from the inside. The doctor gave me medication to alleviate the symptoms and that helped a lot.

“I also noticed there was a tumour on my head and I was afraid that if I left everything unattended to, the situation could have worsen.”

Ndlovu said that dyeing hair was not the first time.

“I have dyed my hair before but never had such a terrible reaction.

“The products they used were not good for my hair,” said Ndlovu.

She claims the clear liquid mixed with the hair dye might have caused the allergic reaction.

‘I went to the doctor and who told me my right eye was damaged from the inside. The doctor gave me medication to alleviate the symptoms and that helped a lot’

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