3 Sources of Hair Injuries and What to Do If You Become a Victim

3 Sources of Hair Injuries and What to Do If You Become a Victim

Hair injuries usually happen when you go to a salon for a specific treatment and end up with damaged hair or scalp. It isn’t just about a haircut that doesn’t look like the photo of Jennifer Aniston you brought. It is something that actually has lasting effects physically, emotionally, and sometimes mentally. Our overall appearance is the first thing the world sees; when our image is destroyed it may affect personal relationships and business relationships.

Here are three main sources of hair injuries.

  1. Human error

Human error is an umbrella term that covers careless mistakes like mixing your hair colour wrong to outright ignorance like forgetting to ask about your allergies or not taking into account your hair type with the treatment. This often occurs with hair treatments such as colouring, bleaching, straightening, and perms, but is not limited to these treatments.

Other mistakes can be giving you a different treatment from the one you asked for and when they claim that it is the same, it becomes false advertising. Another is failing to properly prep for a treatment, the absence of a patch and strand test is a clear indication of negligence by the technician.

While the bare minimum for human error is low and forgivable, it may lead to bigger mistakes. At the end of the day, it isn’t professionally done.


  1. Bad equipment

Hair styling tools are prettycommonplace, you don’t need to be a professional to be able to purchase a straightening or curling iron, hairdryer, or your own pair of scissors. When you have your hair done at a salon, you expect that they know their tools well and maintain them properly. Bad equipment, either poorly maintained or damaged, may damage your scalp or burn off your hair. Again, it points to a lack of professionalism.

  1. Bad products

Using bad products is one of the most harmful among the three, especially when it is consciously done. Cheap products that have not passed the code, expired chemicals, and a general lack of products that are hypoallergenic or alternative products may cause damage to the scalp and hair follicles. This may create lasting effects and general irritation and pain for the client.

These kinds of products being used in a salon may only point to two things; it is either they are ignorant of the harm they can do, or they are consciously doing it to save money. In both cases, there is a lack of professionalism.

Whenever there is a lack of professionalism, it means that their system is flawed. This may lead to future injuries for other people as well. A person might think it’s easy to brush hair injuries aside, because the effects do not last, or they feel that it is not a priority. However, when it is not addressed properly there will always be someone who has a more important event like a wedding or someone who is more sensitive to multiple allergies that can become a victim.

If you find issues like these three things, talk to the management and prevent the absolute worst from happening. If you are a victim, make sure you seek proper justice to ensure that it doesn’t happen to someone else.  You may file hair damage claims  when you experience poor service to the point of bodily harm. This falls under personal injury, alongside work accidents, product liability, and medical and dental accidents.


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