Any nail product, no matter how good it is or whether it’s free from so-called toxic ingredients, could still be potentially hazardous and harmful when used in an unsafe and incorrect manner.
However, this is completely in your control. Knowing what ingredients are in your products and how they work is a vitally important topic if you want to be successful in this industry and would like to ensure that you have a long lasting and sustainable career as a nail professional.
“Make sure the products you use are properly and professionally labelled with an ingredient listing. If there are no ingredients listed, then I would stay away from the product. There’s a reason why you pay more for certain products with the correct labelling,” says consulting educator and expert, Sonette van Rensburg.
She emphasises that knowing your product ingredients and also what your clients are possibly allergic to could safeguard you both and can be very useful information. “It would allow you to then customise your client’s treatment accordingly and avoid using any products with those ingredients or allergens in them. This should be established at the start of your treatment through a thorough consultation with your client. Information should also be updated on a regular basis as the client’s health and medical conditions can change and could also be a probable reason for a reaction occurring.”
To read more about the all-important topic of product chemistry, read pages 47, 48 and 49 of the July 2021 issue of the Professional Beauty digital magazine, click here: https://issuu.com/professionalbeautysa/docs/pb_july_2021/47?fr=sYWUwODM5NDE1OTM