Dependable keratin hair-smoothing/straightening companies will state “use proper salon ventilation during the entire hair smoothing service” in their manufacturer’s instructions and training manuals. Many salon owners are unaware that to fully protect the stylist, client & salon environment, they need a “chemical source capture system” to provide proper ventilation.
I’ve asked numerous salon owners and stylists what type of ventilation they provide for their keratin hair straightening services, and they usually report using fans & opening windows/doors. Some report only doing these services at night so their other clients aren’t subject to the fumes/vapors. New ventilation technologies and systems have been developed specifically for salons that offer keratin hair smoothing/straightening services. These systems will help salon owners to comply with current and potentially more restrictive OSHA requirements.
A salon “chemical source capture system” protects the stylist and client’s breathing zone. An effective salon air purifier will cleanse the air in the stylist’s workstation area & circulate fresh air throughout the salon. Special filters are available which are designed to remove salon vapors/odors & dusts from the buildings’ HVAC system. The bonus is that salons using these innovative salon ventilation control measures and systems will also benefit from the reduction of vapors/odors & dusts created from providing a range of chemical services, including color, bleach, artificial nail services and hair removal.