How To Disinfect Your Hair Clippers, Clean And Lubricate Them During Customer Consultation Time
In a busy shop, it may be tempting to let correct disinfecting of your hair clippers slip just a bit, and that’s a dangerous position for you and your client. You do not want to risk infection or fungal disease AT ALL. In fact, we want to avoid that LIKE THE PLAGUE!
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Here are some tips on how to use your client consultation time to disinfect your hair clippers, properly and quickly, while lubricating and cooling at the same time.
I notice when I visit barbershops that barbers use Clippercide spray as an instant disinfectant. This is a mistake since Clippercide states it takes as long as ten minutes to kick-in correctly, that is, protect you and your client at 99.9% against infection and fungal diseases.
Saloncide disinfectant is an effective way to disinfect your hair clippers against viruses, fungi, and bacteria after two minutes.
The Wahl Hygienic Spray also needs just two minutes to reach the same level of effectiveness.
When you are busy, it is impossible to keep people waiting for ten minutes to properly disinfect your clipper. NO client wants to wait that long, and NO client wants you to use improperly disinfected tools!
The way around this is to work with Saloncide or Wahl.
Disinfect Your Hair Clippers Technique:
Use a toothbrush to brush away excess hair, brushing away from the clipper.
Turn the clipper on, and give each side of the blade 3 or four sprays with Saloncide or Wahl disinfectant product.
Turn it off, and allow it to dry naturally or wipe dry with a clean towel or tissue.
Dispose of the tissues.
These fast two-minute products mean you will have a few extra seconds to OIL YOUR CLIPPER, which you should be doing after every cut!
Apply one drop of oil on each end and the center of the blade (total of 3 drops)
Turn the clipper on and roll it around to spread evenly
Turn it off and wipe off the excess with a tissue, and dispose of the tissue.
If you use this time to consult with your client about his cut, you will clean, lubricate, and disinfect your clipper seamlessly, without interrupting the service flow!
Make this your habit and you will always have clean, safe clippers and customers that will see how responsible you are about hygiene.
So, when is a good time to turn to Clippercide? It is a brilliant coolant, so whenever your clipper runs hot, give it a going over with Clippercide, let it rest a bit and you are good. If you are in a slack time or a not-so-busy shop, a ten-minute disinfection period might be reasonable and Clippercide is an effective choice. Finally, slow shop or not, Clippercide can be used after your last cut of the day both as a disinfectant and an anti-rusting agent.
To sum up, the best way to quickly and totally disinfect your trimmer and keep it running throughout the day is to use a fast-acting disinfectant such as Saloncide or Wahl, and three drops of oil after every cut. Use this brief but important interlude as your client consultation time, and you will be golden!
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