Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Shampoo and Conditioner WARNING

I change my shampoo every time I run out, at the moment it's the turn of Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Liquid Silk Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner. I've been using this for the past week and have been fairly pleased with the results.

Until now.

I had a shower this evening and while drying myself I noticed that my back felt quite tender. I asked my boyfriend to have a look for me and he counted 15 cystic acne spots on my back!!! I immediately ran to the mirror to see for myself. The spots are in the exact same place where my hair lies on my back. When I wash and condition my hair I will leave the conditioner on for a good 5 minutes before rinsing it off. I think this is when the allergic reaction has happened.

I have never ever had an allergic reaction anything like this before. I do suffer from acne but I believe I have it under control and I have never experienced it on my back before.

I don't know what ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner would cause this reaction, if I knew I would definitely avoid it from now on. Does anyone have any ideas?

Can anyone tell me what I can use to clear it up? I was thinking about taking some antihistamines, would that work?

If your thinking of trying this shampoo I would advise against it, it's not worth the risk - it's going to take weeks for these spots to clear up :(

Pippa xx