A trip to the hair salon is related to pampering and an attractive result, whether it is a change or refreshing of hair color or a cut that will give you the “oomph” that you need. What is the worst thing? The worst thing you have to worry about, is not being satisfied with the outcomes.
In some salons, there does lie a relatively not known risk to your health. This danger was brought to light by one young woman, Elizabeth Smith, whose trip to the Blowbunny Salon in San Francisco, ended with her being rushed to the hospital.
After she arrived at the hospital, she was evaluated with a CT scan. The results showed that an artery in her neck had been damaged. According to the doctors, this had caused her to have a stroke. The question is how in the world could this have happened from simply getting her hair washed at the salon sink?
This situation is well-known to doctors and hair salon owners as well. This phenomenon has been called: “Beauty Parlor Stroke”. The salons have chairs that recline into a position that allows your neck to rest comfortably in an appropriate lip of the sink.
You should listen to her story in the video below. You are going to hear about her 8 month recovery, and her desire to warn others about this relatively not known danger. It has to be noted that adjustments should be made for differences in height that could affect the angle of the neck.