Everything you need to know about patch testing

We understand that sensitivity isn't straightforward and invite you to find out if Olsson Haircare is right for you. 

It’s important to patch test any new personal care products, it helps to avoid any irritation. If your skin is at all sensitive or you live with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, asthma, dermatitis (atopic / contact), are going through topical steroid withdrawal, or have general scalp sensitivity then it’s probably something you're used to.

Even if you're confident, it's always a good precaution to take when trying new products as sensitivities vary per individual and formulation.

Designed with sensitive types in mind, Olsson Haircare is a salon performance sensitive haircare collection, particularly suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Perfect for those who find beauty products cause irritation, itching, redness or trigger allergic reactions.

Olsson Haircare is the only haircare range approved by the UK’s leading National Charity for allergy sufferers - Allergy UK.

How to patch test

DabDab

Use a cotton bud to dab a small amount of the product onto your skin in an innocuous place.

Behind EarBehind Ear

We recommend behind your ear or at the nape of your neck.

WaitWait

Wait 24 to 48 hours before checking for a reaction to either of the products.


StopStop

If irritation occurs, do not use the product.

EnjoyEnjoy

If irritation does not occur you've an indication of our suitability.

DabDab

Use a cotton bud to dab a small amount of the product onto your skin in an innocuous place.

Behind EarBehind Ear

We recommend behind your ear or at the nape of your neck.

WaitWait

Wait 24 to 48 hours before checking for a reaction to either of the products.

StopStop

If irritation occurs, do not use the product.

EnjoyEnjoy

If irritation does not occur you've an indication of our suitability.

DabDab

Use a cotton bud to dab a small amount of the product onto your skin in an innocuous place.

Behind EarBehind Ear

We recommend behind your ear or at the nape of your neck.

WaitWait

Wait 24 to 48 hours before checking for a reaction to either of the products.

StopStop

If irritation occurs, do not use the product.

EnjoyEnjoy

If irritation does not occur you've an indication of our suitability.

How to patch test

.Use a cotton bud to dab a small amount of the product onto your skin in an innocuous place.

We recommend behind your ear or at the nape of your neck.

Wait 24 to 48 hours before checking for a reaction to either of the products.

If irritation occurs, do not use the product.

If irritation does not occur continue to use our products.

Ingredients

Sensitive Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.

Sensitive Conditioner

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Amodimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

Our products are free from

We believe that everyone who uses our products has the right to know exactly what goes into them.

0% Fragrance
0% Limonene
0% Nuts
0% Parabens
0% SLS
0% Fragrance
0% Colourants
0% Gluten
0% Limonene
0% Nuts
0% Parabens
0% Silicone
0% SLS

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