Going to the hairdressers and BPPV

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  1. dizzyshaney

    dizzyshaney New Member

    Has anyone got any tips for having your hair washed at the hairdressers? I would love to have my hair dyed again but can't use the sink....I can't put my head back because of the vertigo. I have an appointment at a specialist dentist soon- I've been told that they have a special chair for people who can't use the normal dentist chair. I would love to know if anyone has had this problem at the hairdressers too. xxxx
  2. TracyInIndy

    TracyInIndy Guest

    I have BPPV too. I've never had my hair dyed, do they have to wash it after the dye is put in? If not I suggest you wash your hair before you go (that's what I do). That way the hairdresser simply has to dampen it with a spray bottle.

    Good luck, Tracy
  3. Gwendelyn

    Gwendelyn New Member

    I always ask for a neck suport cussion at the dentist but when I go to the hairdresser for a perm I just suffer through because they don't have anything to support the neck, at least not at the place I go but maybe they do at the place you go. I don't have a BPPV problem but I do find it painful on my neck to be in that position especially with the extra weight of the rollers when I get my hair permed.

  4. Erosangel

    Erosangel New Member

    I actually go to a kids haircut place because they have a bed type thing that they use on the kids so they are laying semi-flat and I just get up very slowly.
  5. Bergie

    Bergie New Member

    I'm ok with lying back as long as I am not flat...so I do ok there!! I just take it slow going back and I support my neck really well on the edge of the sink...and I really try to relax.

    My BPPV is when I look up and hold that position, or to the right (bad ear is left) or especially if I am flat....Oh, I won't even go there!!!
  6. deercharmer1

    deercharmer1 Somewhere in the forest....


    Yowza - my very first indication that something was wrong years ago was when I went to get my hair colored and cut, and the instant the hairdresser whipped (and I do mean whipped!) my chair upright from the sink, the room tilted. And the rest, as they say, is history... :mad:

    HOWEVER, after I learned how to get my symptoms under control, I did go back to the hairdresser. Let's see....dizzy spell or gray roots....dizzy spell or gray roots.....gee, for me that was a no brainer. ::)

    I did go to the beauty supply store and I bought a rubber C-shaped cushion that fits over the U in the sink where your neck goes. Makes it soooo much more comfortable! Salons used to keep them handy, but there were issues about cleaning in between customers. Now I just take mine with me. (Just be sure they really rinse out your hair at the back of your neck, where it touches the cushion.)

    As for laying back, I do it s-l-o-w-l-y, just like I do at the dentist. I've perfected this strange way of sitting up with my body first, then my head follows. Oh well, they're used to me there.

    Good luck to you!!!
  7. Gwendelyn

    Gwendelyn New Member

    Awsome idea DC!

    I'm going to have to get me one. Ah the things we do for vanity ::)

  8. dizzyshaney

    dizzyshaney New Member

    Hi Guys- thanks for the replys. I will go and see my hairdresser. I have managed to have a MRI scan without too much problems so I can sometimes lay flat..it's actually the tilting my head back I can't do. I haven't been able to use the dentist chair since my BPPV got a lot worse...I have an appointment in a few weeks at a specialist dental clinic with a special chair. I was scared to death to try the scan as I once layed back in the bath and nearly drowned!! I felt like the bathroom had been picked up and shaken really hard - it was awful..I couldn't get myself sat up for a while..very scary!!

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