Mum-Of-Two Forced To Shave Head After Hair Extensions Were Put In With Super Glue 9 years ago

Mum-Of-Two Forced To Shave Head After Hair Extensions Were Put In With Super Glue

A mum of two was forced to shave her head bald after hair extensions were fitted using super glue.

Alexis Stanton has spoken out about her pain and discomfort, after her scalp was left bleeding.


The 38-year old told the Newcastle Chronicle how she had used a mobile beautician to fit her extensions, but was never informed that she hadn’t been fully trained:

“I’m gobsmacked this has happened and I really wouldn’t want this to happen to anybody else.

“I’m still in pain in my head. It’s damaged my scalp. I’ve cried so much since it happened I don’t think I’ve got any more tears left.”

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The mum-of-two trusted the beautician who had previously done spray tans for her, but became concerned when her scalp starting itching and becoming sore throughout the evening.

After telling the beautician she was in pain, Alexis was told that the new hair would ‘slacken off’ and the pain would ease the next day.

Only following a trip to the hairdressers did Alexis discover her extensions had been fitted using super glue.

“I’d had the hair plaited in and then the glue placed on top. It was really tight to my head to the point I was in tears. The hairdresser asked me to ring the person who had put them in who told me it was super glue.


“It was so painful I ended up going to A&E and the doctors gave me steroid cream for my scalp. Immediately I knew there was something wrong. It’s still red raw now.”

The beautician who fitted the extensions later claimed in a text message sent to the Newcastle Chronicle that she is not a hairdresser and that Alexis knew this, saying the situation has been ‘grossly exaggerated’.