Has anyone else experienced this? I think it happens if I have my head backwards to the basin when my hair's washed. Could it be caused by pressure on the back of my neck? Recently, I've been requesting a forward wash and it hasn't happened (fingers crossed). I do have other migraine triggers (bright light and contrasting shadows, instant coffee)
Hairdresser induced migraine? - National Migraine...
I almost always get a migraine after the hairdresser which is partly why I try and do my own hair (the other reason being the money). I have to go at least once a year because I can't cut the back of head very well!
I know my neck being on the basin is definitely part of it because if they do it quickly its not as bad, also I have a very small head and neck and none of the basins and chairs fit me, if you know what I mean. It is also the length of the appointment too, so if they are dying and cutting it is a guaranteed migraine. I have very chronic migraines so I'm very susceptible but mother has them much more rarely and she gets them from the hairdressers also.
Some people are really sensitive to smells with perfumes triggering their migraines so it may also be all the smells of the bleach etc.
Because I am so used to getting migraines from the hairdressers there is also the stress I now associate with it.
On the up side it has made me much better at doing hair in general although it does obviously restrict what sort of hair styles you can have.....