There is a phrase that says “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” which means we have to maintain cleanliness in our environment and everything we use such as our equipment and our tools like combs, rollers and many others we use on our hair.
Just note that a clean salon and equipment gives a good impression to the clients.
Clean tools are essential which creates a better optimal performance. But even more importantly, it can help prevent infection when accidents occur. Tools such as combs, needles, razors, and shears can accidentally penetrate the skin and cause infection. That’s why we all have to be cautious at our hair salons.
Using the clean tool on your clients and stylists will help reduce the risk of infection. My advice to all hairdressers out there is to sterilize our equipment after you finish styling a customer’s hair. Not following the procedures of sanitizing our tools before using it can wreck your client’s hair and make it prone to grease damage, dryness and hair loss.
Follow this procedure to clean your tool:
Combing your hair can be a nightmare when it comes to hair loss. This can be prevented by using the right comb (wooden wide tooth or any comb to untangle your hair) This will reduce hair loss. It’s important that we do not sanitize our combs. If you do, the materials of what the comb is actually made from will break down. These are the steps you should follow;
Remove loose hair and dirt from the comb. Once you have removed the dirt with your hands.
Place dirty comb into a big bowl or a jar, then fills the tub with lukewarm water not boiling water and add a little amount of shampoo and stir. Soak for approximately 20 to 30 minutes to soften the dirt on the comb.
Use a toothbrush to scrub the dirt of the comb and rinse with clean water- when satisfied with the cleanliness of the comb, Mix a few drops of a natural disinfectant (Dettol) in clean water and leave for 5minutes and remove.
On a dry cloth, place the comb to air dry.
Finally, once dry, the combs are ready to use. This should be a daily routine. Cleaning your combs is a necessary precaution to take for hair fall control.
After the rollers are taking out of their clients’ hair, soak rollers in shampoo and water to get rid of any excess dirt or oil. But if the dirt is much used equal vinegar and water.
(HAIR CLIPS, SHOWER CAP, DUCK CLIPS)
Hair accessories are often thrown away. More people aren’t aware that leaving your hair accessories dirty can make it more prone to breaking. For hair clips, soak your accessories in shampoo and warm water for 5 minutes then air dry. Get disposable shower caps. You can’t only have one shower cap for all your customers. If you do, your sharing infection around which is bad. So after your customer is done with it, DISPOSE OF IT.
CURLING AND FLAT IRON
A lot of Salons tend to leave our curling and flat irons dirty. However, leaving it dirty can cause damage to the hair and it can affect your hairstyles. Not just hairstyles it can also cause frizz and allows the curl to fall. To clean this, soak a microfiber cloth in water and wipe it dry. Use a cotton swab to clean the small areas and clean the handle. A great tip is to clean the curling and flat iron when it’s on low heat setting. make sure you use safety gloves to protect you. Why the low heat? The heat helps remove oil and grease.
Follow These Steps;
First, make sure that the flat iron is completely cooled off and soak a couple cotton balls in rubbing alcohol. Wipe the flat iron with your cotton balls and use a q-tip to clean nooks and crannies. After doing this, lightly moisten a clean cloth with water and wipe your flat iron again.
Make a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste. Put about ¼ cup of baking soda in a bowl. Then, squirt in hydrogen peroxide and mix the two until the mixture resembles a paste. Rub the paste onto the flat iron with your fingers to remove the gunky buildup of hairspray and other hair products. As seen below.
Scrub your flat iron with a toothbrush. Using a gentle abrasive, such as a toothbrush, gently scrub tough spots, including the lip between the plastic and the plate. As seen below
When finished, wet a different cotton ball with water and then rinse with that.
This cleaning guide will not only cleanse your tools but it prolongs the lifespan of the tools for a very long time. It can be a pain to clean them. but it pays off and makes styling easier and makes your hair healthy.
ATTENTION: To all professional hair stylist cleaning your tools every day is best.