By Mollie Mansfield
A student has issued a warning after an at-home tint kit left her HOSPITALISED when it burned her eyebrows.
Montanna Eastwood, 19, used an at-home eyebrow tinting kit in the hope that it would make her brows darker.
After leaving the dye on for just five minutes, Montanna removed it to see that her brows were slightly darker and was initially happy with the result.
However, just two hours later a rash appeared on the hairdressing students eyebrows and continued to start burning and weeping as the hours went on.
After being left in agony overnight, Montanna decided to visit the hospital on Tuesday, 8 January, where she was administered steroid tablets and antihistamine to encourage the burning to go down.
Montanna, from Bideford, Devon, said: “I decided to dye my eyebrows at home because I just wanted them a little darker so I didn’t have to wear as much make-up to fill them in.
“It was a kit that I hadn’t used before, but as I only left it on for five minutes I was mortified that it had done so much damage.
“A few hours after I removed the dye, I noticed that there was a rash and it was itchy.
“But then as the evening went on it started getting sore and started weeping with liquid.
“It was getting unbearable by the next day so I went to hospital and they gave me steroid tablets, cream and antihistamine.”
Despite having never used the tint before, Montanna claims that she stuck to the instructions precisely.
She said: “I only left it on for five minutes, and took it off in the way I was instructed to.
“I was very lucky that I didn’t lose any hair as a result of the dye – but the skin underneath and surrounding my brow is completely burned.
“I want people to learn from what has happened to me as I wouldn’t want anyone to go through something this painful.
“I would warn everyone to do a patch test of the dye even when you’re doing it yourself.
“I have dyed my hair so many times and my body has never had this sort of a reaction – but it just shows that your body is constantly changing.
“A patch test doesn’t take long at all and can save you from a lot of pain and aggravation!”