Teen Nearly Dies After Using Hair Dye on Brows and Lashes

Tylah Durie, a 16-year-old from Australia, was in the mood to mix things up. The color of her eyebrows and lashes just wasn’t doing it for her anymore, so she decided she was going to tint them. As AWM shares, she would walk away with far greater problems than a shade she wasn’t real pleased with.

Durie headed down to the local drugstore to pick up some hair dye. She was perfectly familiar with how to use the product, so she gave it no mind when she opened it up and applied to the area she wanted to change. Things would go horribly wrong from that point.

“I woke up almost blind because of the reaction, my eyes had blown up like huge balloons, I was crying and screaming. It was like having beach sand thrown in your eyeballs and not being able to get it out, then a stinging like razor blades on my eyebrows,” she said.

She wound up having an extreme reaction to the dye because of one of the ingredients in it, as well as the sensitive area she applied it to. Durie suffered chemical burns as a result of her little experiment, and she’s cautioning others to be mindful of the ingredients in the products you use.

“I was terrified of losing my eyesight at such a young age. An optometrist the next day told me how lucky I was not to have gone blind,” she continued.

Durie should also add that the products should only be used as intended. If you have a desire to change the color of your eyelashes, it’s probably a good idea to head to a salon and get the opinion of someone that knows what they’re talking about. Her story has gained a ton of traction, so naturally commenters have been adding their two cents in.

“She’s a beautiful girl and doesn’t need makeup,” said one user.

“Read the directions, don’t use this product on your eyelashes or eyebrows,” added another.

Source: AWM
Photos: AWM

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