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Sanitize and disinfect: you may have heard these words a thousand times together, but do you really know the difference between the two, and what they really mean? Not only is understanding these terms inside and out important to the credibility of your salon, but to your clients’ health.
Sanitize Vs. Disinfect:
Sanitize simply means “to clean,” as in, removing all visible debris from a surface. When you sanitize, you remove the majority of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while disinfection kills the remaining amount. You must sanitize before disinfecting, or the bits of debris that come off in the disinfecting solution break down the solution’s active ingredients, and make it less effective.
Disinfection requires soaking the implement in disinfectant solution for a full ten minutes. This step kills any leftover pathogens on the tool, making it safe for you to use on your next client.
Types of Items:
Single-use tools (orangewood sticks, cotton balls, and disposable toe separators) must be thrown out after use on a client.
Multi-use tools are divided into porous, non-porous, and self-disinfecting, which determines how they should be handled: