According to London rag the Daily Mail, a UK doctor is speculating that a local woman, 34-year-old Atasha Graham, died after an allergic reaction to weave glue.

Apparently, Graham collapsed after returning home after a night out at a club. Although drugs and alcohol don’t seem to be a factor (she only a had small, non-lethal amount of alcohol in her blood and no drugs), doctors suspect the glue from Graham’s weave may have entered her blood stream through her sweat, triggering a deadly allergic reaction.

Although it seems like a freak accident, apparently, death by weave glue has happened before.

Pathologist Doctor Michael Heath told the Daily Mail he’s seen it before: “I’ve seen cases where people using solvent to apply hair extensions has actually caused anaphylactic shock.

“There are about 10 to 20 deaths a year in this country, many more in America. I have seen four in the last three months.”

Even though the coroner confirmed Ms. Graham died of anaphylactic shock, he couldn’t pinpoint exactly which allergen caused her death.

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a weave?

  • Ms. Information


  • girlformerlyknownasgrace

    I break out in hives whenever I see poorly applied lace-fronts, or upkempt natural hair

  • Ms. Information

    lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll….that was funny.

  • df

    4 in the last three months? that’s fairly odd…
    oh and people die from all sorts of crazy things, i don’t know why it’s especially funny because it’s an allergic reaction to something she puts in her hair…

  • Ms. Information

    no df, I was talking about the comment above by girlformerlyknownasgrace #readingisfundamental

  • CaliDreaming86


  • LainaLain

    This isn’t even funny to me. People who wear extensions better leave that glue alone for a while and switch to wigs. The coroner doesn’t even know which allergen caused her death! That’s scary.

  • binks

    Sad :( this is why you need to be mindful of every little thing you put on and in your body.

  • gmarie

    yikes! people die from peanuts everyday though. something natural that grows from the earth. (thatsallimsayin) glue is a horrible application method anyway. Aside from that this does not deter me from hair extensions

  • Rachel

    It’s a good day to be natural.

  • Simone

    Yes, everytime I see one on a sistah’s head I have an allergic reaction.

  • leonard smalls

    a rational consequence of assimilationist negro fantasies.

  • apple

    but you can be allergic to anything and not know and die..

  • Sincerely_Me

    As a matter of fact, I did. I am allergic to Milky Way hair. I found out when I had this bad skin reaction to the hair once it was wet.

  • Sindy

    Ever since I saw “Good Hair”, I haven’t worn a weave since. I cut back a few yrs ago when I got a plastic one for $10 and it made my scalp itch – bad. By the time I took that thing out, there was raw skin for the next couple of days.

  • Bosslady

    No offence Ms. Information, but I think the “reading is fundamental” line should be applied to you. DF had no way of knowing your comment was in response to the above comment, that is why this website, like most, have a “REPLY” button to link comments together. In future hit the reply button to comment/respond or address the person you are responding to by their username, or else your remark will be taken as being direct to the article.

  • Lady P

    I agree 100%.

  • Ms. Information

    Bosslady may be your name but you aren’t my boss. OwStop trying to police grown people. I can post how _ wish. Thanks a bunch.

  • Mimi

    I totally believe it. When I got my first adhesive, my stylist only put it on a section of my head and told me to wait a day and come back. I was like “WTF”??? And I ask her why and she said that it was to see how my skin would react to it. She told me that people have had very bad reactions to it, but most people don’t.

  • misby

    in reply to Leonard Smalls, that is so callous. Somebody is dead, have some respect. So this lady didn’t share your worldview, no need to be so triumphant.

  • MK


  • cupcakes and shiraz

    She probably had a latex allergy.

  • FattieSoSlim

    Thinking the same thing as I was reading this!

  • MarloweOverShakespeare

    Think you might be right. What else could’ve been in her bloodstream aside from the list of possible allergens? (found on the following webpage)

    Please be careful ladies.

  • London

    To rachel
    This comment was inappropriate and distasteful, yippy wow your natural great bet there is someone in your family who isn’t, what if this was your sister or mother, show some respect, some of the comments on hear really emphasis how much hate black people in america have for one another its disgusting.

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