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  1. I had either an allergic reaction or a burn from 2 percent peroxide (shade EQ conditioner redkin)
    I have two patches and hair thinning at fallout above the ears and the back of my hair. All along the hairline. Red scalp, no pain, red ears and the hair loss from the scalp!! I am so fearful this will not grow back. Only two weeks. Semi permanent color was used. I used cortisone cream to clear up redness. Ears are healed some redness left above the ears. Please I pray in time it will grown back

  2. Although I never have colored my hair, I can imagine how horrifying this must be! I cried often during the video. I thank Loriann for having the courage to speak up. I thank Irina for doing this video. We all need to raise awareness about toxic chemicals in consumer products. Personal care products (like hair dyes) are the worst because of practically no regulation and no mandatory labeling of all ingredients.

    [Irina: If you haven’t caught the typos yet in your video, contact me offlist.]

    1. I hope speaking up, telling my story with photo’s helps others realize the danger of hair dye and not get duped into believing Organic and Natural Hair Products are good for you.

    2. Thank you Jeanne, It was very horrifying. After the illness, I didn’t know emotionally If I could survive. It was traumatizing for my body and my mind. I sincerely hope this saves others……..I am lucky I didn’t die from being so toxic for the amount of time I did. The worse part was not understanding how something purchased at the health food store could be so debilitating and life changing……..If I can bring awareness and save another….it would not all be in vain.

  3. Thank you Irina for doing this interview. My mum has been colouring her hair for many years and is now experiencing hair loss. I will show this to her and hope she will stop using these dangerous products.
    Love the work you do!

    1. Hi Robin, I hear so many of these stories now that it has happened to me. Many shed a lot of hair but may not experience the severe reaction I did. Unfortunately with me it took weeks after the use of the product before getting so ill and then the sudden chunks of hair in the shower…..It didn’t stop falling out for up to 6 months….I had a lot of hair! I would highly recommend your mom stop using hair color. I thought what I was using was automatically good for my hair just because of the name and where I purchased it…… I hope this helps her to decide….It has been a painful and life changing experience…….not worth the color I can assure her of that……The chemicals are so harsh on your body and just seep into your scalp…..Thank you for you comment and please feel free to ask….I want to help anyone avoid this tragedy…..

  4. Good morning Irina,
    Thank you so much for this video with Loriann.
    I feel so bad for her experience.
    The video was very helpful and informative.
    I noticed that Loriann is coloring her hair again. What product is she using now?
    Thank you,
    Linda McLean

      1. Hello Linda, I am so glad the video was helpful. I not been coloring my hair at all since the last time January 2017. This is a very long and complex story and much had to be edited to keep it in check and short. As far as my hair color I am mostly gray. During the making of the video my hair had just started growing after a enduring monthly scalp injections of steroids, that started making the follicles come to life. Unfortunately while filming I was on a very strong prescribed dose of internal Minoxidil, and much of that hair fell out after the video was made. I ditched the Minoxidil just last month and started back on the injections. Not that I want to have them but I want hair!!
        Many of my hair follicles were damaged from the hair color and now there are stubs of grey hair coming in. I have not been using anything for color because I have severe dermatitis to my scalp and still get pain as the hair dye also caused nerve damage. I have come to terms with being gray and the color is mixed, brown and gray. The strange thing is the left side of my head seemed to heal faster and the hair came in my natural color. The right side and top is still very thin and I have hope that with good nutrition and vitamins it will come in thicker. If I was to consider color it would only be organic henna and once again I do not want to irritate my scalp or traumatize it with anything. Since working with Irina I made many of changes to what I use on my body. I now use coconut oil and castor oil for soothing, a baking soda mixture to lightly wash that out and rinse with apple cider vinegar….all organic. Thank you for the nice compliment……sure needed that……I feel so ugly with the thinness and grey…..I hope in time to at least have a nice head of hair again…..

  5. Quick comment, I’ve seen several women start to have serious problems with hair dyes when they are in the later stages of peri-menopause. Up till then they seem to be OK or reactions may be mild enough not to notice. It doesn’t matter if they have been using the same product for years with no issue. This woman seems to fall into that category. Its like the body in transition can no longer effectively handle the chemical load.

    These hairdyes are a bigger problem than people realize. Thanks for bringing this to light.

      1. Hello Maria, Thank you for this comment. It is interesting as i changed hair color product to what I thought was safe, healthy and Organic. I really never thought much in difference but my sister kept telling me she had a great hair color she had purchased in the Health Food Store….the sound of it just sounded better as aging I started being more cautious about the food I was eating and avoided pesticides and other smelly household products. This was quit a shock as it never occurred to me something bought at the health food store could be so toxic. On another note my sister had no idea either. She was ill over the years of using this product and could not understand why she was sick much of the time including very thinning hair. The saving grace may be my severe reaction probably saved her life. She stopped using this product after my illness and has been much healthier including her hair.

        1. Lori, You are so brave. Thanks for sharing your story. You are helping a good deal of women by bringing attention to this one thing that many of us fail to think of when we start to pay attention to our chemical exposure and clean up our environment. I struggle with this one too and it is hard because for many of us, our hair is a really big deal to us. My observation is just that from my own experience. Sending you wishes for excellent health. M-