Tens of millions of dead skin cells and bacteria are found in salon cotton towels. Your cloth towels can pass illnesses from one client to another.
Forget door handles and toilet seats, your cloth towels are amongst the most germ infected objects in your salon. They maintain moisture which is the perfect breeding ground for dangerous bacteria!
WHY ARE CLOTH TOWELS THE PERFECT BREEDING GROUND?
Dr Peter Barratt, of Initial Washroom Hygiene told the Daily Mail :
“The three elements required to provide the perfect environment for bacteria and microfungia in cloth towels are moisture, warmth and organic material (dead skin cells and hair). Obviously towels get wet. They also often get left in warm moist washrooms and pick up dead skin cells and hair during use, which provides the organic food material for microbes to breed on.”
WHY DO CLOTH TOWELS NEED TO BE LAUNDERED AT 90 DEGREES?
When cloth towels are laundered in the conventional way at less than 90 degrees, they remain contaminated with bacteria, therefore cross infecting your clients with germs.
IS IT TIME TO REPLACE YOUR TOWELS?
You may notice that your towels remain smelling musty after being washed – this is due to the build up of bacteria living in the towels, so it’s more than likely the time to replace them!
WHY ARE OUR WEAR & TEAR DISPOSABLE, SINGLE USE TOWELS THE MOST HYGIENIC?
Westminster University studies conducted by leading microbiologists, Dr Patrick Kimmit and Keith Redway show that single use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses, including the ones associated with the cause of gastro-intestinal infections such as the Norovirus.