Could the fragrances in your haircare be causing you irritation?
Over the last few years, the scents and fragrances in many leading haircare products have been linked to respiratory allergies and contact dermatitis and may even trigger asthma attacks in people with pre-existing asthma.
Majority of shampoos sold today include fragrances, designed to delight the senses when in use; from ocean breeze to citrus burst and floral bouquets – the selection is vast. Fragrances that can linger in your tresses for hours post shampoo, but what many don’t realise is that fragrances can often trigger allergies making these products unsuitable for the sensitive souls amongst us.
Did you know that an allergy to fragrance/perfume is actually the most common type of skin allergy and is the leading cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis?
Have you caught a breeze of a co-workers perfume and gained a very heavy headache? Been in an environment with frequent automatic air fresheners and found yourself wheezing? If so, then it’s possible that you have a sensitivity to fragrance. Other symptoms include:
• Difficulty breathing
• Feeling of tightness in the chest
• Stuffed or runny nose.
If you’re someone who is sensitive to fragrances and, as a result, experiences skin and scapular allergies or even find worsening asthma symptoms – try our premium-quality range of sensitive scalp shampoos and haircare products that are free of perfumes and other unnecessary additives that may trigger allergies.
Use a fragrance-free haircare range to reduce the risk of irritations and Asthma attacks.
While it may be near-impossible to avoid fragrances, haircare is a good place to start. Other steps you can try to ease any suffering include:
• Keep your living/working space well-ventilated
• Keep soap and other cleaners in a sealed container
• Avoid places where there are too many scents lingering in the air
Disclaimer: Due to the complex nature of allergies we cannot guarantee that our products will not trigger an allergic reaction. Over 3 years we developed a formula that has been commended by leading scientists and allergy associations who have gone on to provide their badge of approval. However, if you are a sensitive soul, we would always encourage you to examine the ingredients that are carefully itemised on each product listing, review our free-from table, discover our Help & FAQ or ask our experts - but most importantly, undertake a patch test 48 hours prior to use.