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?

25 Comments

  1. cupcakes and shiraz

    She probably had a latex allergy.

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