As extreme as it may sound, salons across the United States and Canada are using gas masks as a “safer” alternative for clients undergoing the popular Brazilian Keratin hair process. Last month, the smoothing treatment came under fire when Oregon’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (or OSHA) found significant levels of formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout solution. In order to keep both stylists and clients safe, salons have begun implementing goggles, gloves and gas masks as protective measures, keeping those performing & undergoing the treatment, out of harm’s way.
But how far is too far? “You have to have the proper ventilation,” says Tracy Pohlkamp, owner of Indulge Studios in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Holding a respirator to your face, while undergoing the 90 minute process isn’t the right way to keep patrons safe, but it’s also not leaving them with an enjoyable experience.
The Chemical Source Capture System, developed by Aerovex Systems, is a specialized ventilation system that not only lowers the potential for excessive inhalation exposure, but also absorbs and removes the chemical vapors from the air emitted during the Brazilian Keratin process. In addition to creating a well ventilated area, there is no need for gas masks or facial respirator to be applied. The Chemical Source Capture System keeps the air in salons fresh and most importantly clean. By enabling this ventilation system, stylists and clients are not only safe, but comfortable and happy to see salons going the extra mile for their safety.
To purchase the Chemical Source Capture System, visit the Aerovex Systems store.