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Claim for Hair Ruined by Bleach

Is it possible to make a claim for hair ruined by bleach? I am sure that the hair stylist applied the bleach incorrectly, resulting in dry and brittle hair which has caused me great distress and may take significant time to heal.

It is possible to make a claim for hair ruined by bleach if the negligence of the hair stylist was responsible for the damage caused. Bleach damage to the hair may have occurred if it was applied for too long. In order to determine the length of time required to safely and correctly apply bleach to the hair, a patch test would be required before the main treatment. This is due to the fact that bleach breaks down the Melanin in the hair, and removes the natural hair colour and the moisture. Because of this the hair will become dry and brittle if the bleach is applied for too long, making the patch test a crucial step.

A claim for hair ruined by bleach is possible if it can be determined that the hair stylist had applied the bleach without first conducting a patch test. If this is the case, the salon may be liable to your claim due to the negligence of their employee. Following your accident, a record of your injury should be made into the “Accident Report Book” of the beauty salon. This report can then be used as evidence to support your claim.

In order to determine the amount of compensation for hair damaged by bleach to which you may be entitled, a personal injury solicitor should be consulted at the earliest opportunity. A solicitor can determine the strength of your claim, whether it is worth pursuing and the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. This will be useful if you are directly contacted by the salon – or their insurers – with an offer of compensation. You will then be aware of whether the offer being made is adequate or if you should be entitled to more. If the offer does not appear to be fair you are advised to refer it to your solicitor, who can then negotiate a fairer compensation amount on your behalf and ensure that your claim for hair ruined by bleach is resolved to satisfaction.