You wouldn’t treat a wound without disinfecting the area first, right? Well, the same mentality needs to be applied when it comes to using your barber tools. Barbicide helps to disinfect your barber tools after every haircut. However, how do you use it? We’ll be going over the complete guide to Barbicide.
What Is Barbicide?
In the barber industry, Barbicide is a well-known name. But what is it, exactly?
Barbicide is a disinfectant for barber tools and surfaces. It’s EPA approved and kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. It’s been used in salons for over 70 years and is trusted by professionals to keep their space clean and safe.
Barbicide is an essential part of any barber sanitation routine and helps ensure a safe and healthy environment for both barbers and clients alike.
Not using any type of Barbicide can lead to scalp infections for the client. These can be very difficult to deal with since it requires medication and examination from a specialist. However, this can all be avoided with Barbicide after every haircut session.
How To Use Barbicide
If you're like most people, you probably have a lot of questions about Barbicide. Here are a few tips on how to use it:
- Make sure the area you're cleaning is well-ventilated. Barbicide emits fumes that can be harmful if inhaled in large quantities.
- Wear gloves when using Barbicide. The solution is very corrosive and can cause skin irritation.
- Only use Barbicide on hard surfaces such as barber tools, countertops, floors, and tile. Never use it on food preparation surfaces or utensils.
- Dilute the solution according to the manufacturer's instructions before using it. This means adding water to the solution before applying it.
- Apply Barbicide to the surface you're cleaning with a sponge or cloth and let it sit for the recommended amount of time before rinsing it off.
There are other forms of Barbicide as well. It’s best to follow the instruction on the product before applying the solution to any surface.
It’s best to use Barbicide on your razors as well to help disinfect them. Razor blades have a strong contact point, so the chances of getting any oils and bodily fluids like blood are high. Always do this when maintaining your razor blades.
How To Mix Barbicide
In order to mix Barbicide properly, you will need to gather a few supplies. First, you will need a clean container to mix the solution in.
Next, you will need to measure out the correct amount of water that is needed. Once you have these two things, you can start to mix the Barbicide.
To do this, you will pour the water into the container first. Next, you will slowly add in the Barbicide while stirring. It is important to make sure that you are constantly stirring so that the solution does not become too concentrated in one area.
Once all of the Barbicide has been added, you can stop stirring and let the solution sit for a few minutes.
After a few minutes have passed, you can then check the pH level of the solution. The ideal pH level for Barbicide is between 10 and 12.
What Is The Contact Time For Barbicide Wipes
Barbicide wipes work the same as liquid Barbicide. The only difference is that there is a contact time for Barbicide wipes to take effect. The contact time for Barbicide wipes is roughly two to three minutes, depending on the disinfectant brand.
Barbicide wipes make it convenient for barbers who don’t want to mix the solution themselves. With wipes, barbers simply wipe the surface or area they want to disinfect and let the wipes do all the work!
It’s recommended to wear gloves when using Barbicide wipes. These wipes come in a powerful disinfectant solution, so any exposure to your skin may irritate it.