Skip to comments.'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Issues Warning About Hair Dye After Having Allergic Reaction
Posted on 07/23/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Perrette's severe allergic reaction landed her in the hospital.
NCIS actress Pauley Perrette suffered a severe allergic reaction caused by her hair dye that landed her in the hospital.
The 45-year-old star, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the hit show, warned her Twitter followers to be careful about hair dye allergies in order to avoid having their heads "swell up like a melon" or worse.
Perrette is a natural blonde but she has been dyeing her hair for the past 20 years.
"The other half of my face had become twice the size of my head," she told CBS Los Angeles.
She experienced warning signs six months ago when a rash developed on her scalp and neck, but ignored it. Perrette is considering natural hair dye or possibly wearing a wig.
so what brand ???
You’re supposed to test it first on some part of the body to see if there’s a reaction.
Now I have heard it all......
45 years old. Natural blond.
Yet she still plays a 20 something year old emo character right out of the 90’s on NCIS.
Talk about stuck in a time warp.
Hey actors are people too.
Just weird, quirky, and eccentric who may also be human.
I do not understand why someone would want to change their hair color or get implants or piercings. The artificiality of people is annoying.
How do you do that?
So would you consider this a case of proving her blondness?
Was the dye job supposed to be an IQ enhancement?
Will she apologize to brunettes for lowering the average...
Her character is a goth type - hence black hair required.
‘Abby’ is 45? Wow. She looks great for her age. Loved her in, ‘Galaxy Quest.’
I’m pretty sure she’ll survive this.
but she has been doing this for 20 years?
She is in her 40’s now... time to grow up a little
She’s a left-winger.
I love it when a lib’s head explodes.
[ I do not understand why someone would want to change their hair color or get implants or piercings. The artificiality of people is annoying. ]
As biotechnology advances it will only get worse you know. The ability to “print” an entirely new body will cause all sorts of weird stuff to come down the pipe...
Here's hoping it isn't L'oreal Excellence or Clairol Root Touch Up!
Abby is 45? Wow. She looks great for her age. Loved her in, Galaxy Quest.
Don’t think she was in Galaxy Quest.
Or at least she’s not on any cast list I’ve found.
She should look at this as an opportunity. Get the NCIS scripwriters to come up with a plot in which she is attacked and ends up in the hospital. Use some CGI cosmetics to give her something like her usual look.
When Edward Woodward had a heart attack during mid-season production of popular show The Equalizer, they initially wrote him out of the script by writing that he had been kidnapped. When he was still mostly bedridden, they did a rescue scene in which he was carried around on a stretcher for a short distance, to conclude the two or three parter.
More to the point, when shooting the original Star Trek show, William Shatner was stung by a wasp on the eyelid, and they had to be very crafty, and use a ton of makeup, to hide it.
The hair color instructions tell you to always put some of the mixture on the inside of your elbow or some other “discreet” place and wait 24 hours. If no rash develops it’s supposed to safe to use.
I’ve colored my hair many, many times and, I admit, I never do the test. But I also had a terrible allergic reaction to eyebrow waxing last year (something I’d done many times as well, with no prior problems) so it can definitely happen “all of sudden”.
This kind of thing can be set off by an allergen overload at seasons of the year. Some people have scalp itching after eating strawberries, for instance, which are plentiful in the summer — add a big dish of them to an incipient dye allergy, and whoosh. Off she went. Shellfish are another trigger.