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Mother issues warning after product causes daughter's hair to fall out

Published: Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:08 PM CST
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It's a product that's meant to bring new color to your hair. But one parent said this product caused her 3-year-old daughter's hair to fall out.

"I went to go, just brush her hair, you know? Just pat it down and hair was just coming out off on my hand," Karina Wyatt told Eyewitness News.

She says her daughter likes to have fun.

"She is very entertaining and is always on the move."

So they thought some colored hair spray would by a nice addition to a Friday night hockey game. They bought two cans, green and red.

"I mean we just thought it would be fun to do," Karina said. "I mean I didn't think anything of it!"

She says that night the hair spray came right out, just as advertised. So when her younger daughter asked for some more of the red color the next day, Karina didn't think twice.

"I thought, 'Oh, what the heck! We'll put some more in,'" she said.

That's when the problems began. A short time later Karina says she went to brush her daughter's hair into place and came away with a wad of hair in her hand, even after following the directions.

"I just had a pretty good sized wad of hair and it just kept coming out," she said. "It says to shake it up real good and spray it and don't get it on the scalp. All I did was just lift up her hair and I was just doing little pieces."

She says they've never had problems with other hair products they've used.

"They've got chalk for their hair and we've got different paint. I mean this was just a hair spray. I mean you don't think a thing about it. I mean it says it washes right off," she says, indicating the can of Fright Night Rotten Red colored hair spray on the table in front of her.

Now, she's warning other parents to stay away from it.

"I was more mad than anything. I mean, I went and grabbed the bottles and I threw them away right away," she said. "then I thought, 'No, I better not throw these away because I need to get the word out."

Eyewitness News did reach out to the makers of the spray-on hair color, American International Industries in California. We sent emails, called and left voice mails for company executives. When we hear back, we'll let you know what they say.