Up to 70% of hairdressers suffer some form of skin damage
Dermatitis is caused by contact with chemicals present in hairdressing products and prolonged contact with water
Dermatitis causes personal suffering
Dermatitis is unsightly and unpleasant
Dermatitis is bad for your career as well as your skin
You can prevent it - look after your hands by wearing non-latex gloves, drying hands thoroughly and using moisturisers regularly; also take regular ‘glove breaks’, don’t spend all day washing hair, alternate duties (e.g.: cut hair instead) and change gloves between clients.