Changes To Tint Patch Testing

Over the past year, there have been considerably big changes in the way our industry uses tint. These have come from the Government, insurances and industry bodies.

How we currently test patch for tint

We’ve always recommended clients skin test every client before tinting their lashes or brows to check for colour/tint allergies. Currently we suggest using our Tint Patch Test Cards. These are temporary transfers which are applied to the skin – each contains a very small amount of the main allergies found in every permanent hair dye. If clients are sensitive to these active ingredients it is indicated by a small sensitivity reaction.

What’s changed?

The Government regulator ‘MHRA' (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) have recently reclassified the Colourstart Tint Patch Test cards. Due to these changes, we’ve made the decision to discontinue our Tint Patch Test Cards.

So, what is the alternative?

You’ll need to patch test clients for tint by manually applying tint to the client’s skin.

How do I tint patch test on skin?

Mix equal parts tint to equal parts Double Shot Cream Oxidant and apply to client’s wrist or elbow, leave for 20 minutes then wipe off excess. Any reaction is likely to occur within 24-48 hours. If no reaction occurs tint can be washed off. However, if a reaction does occur, the client should let you know and seek medical advice. If there are any signs of redness, itching or swelling the treatment must not be carried out.

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