Hey all, I was just wondering if others get more ill when getting their hair "done"? I get so worried that I won't be able to sit long enough for the stylist to do the job...I really wonder if someday I'll have to run (or should I say 'crawl') out of the place after being half 'done'. The sitting kills me. But MOST of all the smells really get me dizzy and am very symptomatic for days and sometimes weeks after. I only go to salon about 2xyear because of this. I finally started coloring ---not because I NEED it of course, (haha--with six kids you better believe it!) I really just wanted something new. I used to perm my hair but know I couldn't even think of sitting for that long. (have had 5 back surgeries and with sitting/laying around on my duff for last 19 months have lost so much muscle tone in stomach and back to HOLD up my back). Do others get really sick from smelling all the chemicals in the hair salons? Do you just avoid all this? I had this thought of wearing a gas mask in there---it is THAT bad. I even thought of trying to hire someone to come to my house and do the work here because then I could open up the windows and doors for better ventilation---OH and wouldn't feel SO silly in my own house with gas mask on. YOU GUYS, I"M NOT KIDDING!!!