Spas and Salons need gloves… lots of them. There are so many choices — some are a matter of preference, others are a matter of necessity based on the treatment.
Latex gloves are available in powdered and powder free (no powder). Some prefer the light powder on the inside as it makes them easier to don (put on) and doff (take off), while others are annoyed by the powder residue on their hands. Latex has perhaps the most natural feel and greatest sensation of touch, but some have latex allergies and should avoid them. Latex gloves are also available with aloe — a great choice over powdered — they are easier to don and doff and don’t have any powder residue… BUT they are more expensive. Latex gloves are available in natural rubber color, black – great to hide stains during hair color and other services, blue, green and more.
Vinyl gloves are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are latex-free. Since vinyl gloves are not form-fitting, they fit more loosely than latex and are normally a bit less in price. They are also available in powdered and power free (no powder). There are “stretchy” vinyl gloves that more closely simulate latex and they make a great choice for those who prefer the stretchy feel of latex, but can’t wear them due to latex sensitivity issues. Vinyl does not stand up well to acetone – nail techs take note!
Nitrile gloves are an oil-based product which have similar physical characteristics of latex gloves. They stretch like rubber, although they have no latex in them. They ofer superior performance in a variety of applications. There are lots of reasons why disposable nitrile gloves are a great choice: they are 3 times more puncture resistant than regular latex gloves, they provide a stronger barrier of protection and offer greater chemical resistance, they have a lower resistance to friction, making them easier to put on and take off your hands, they do not contain any natural rubber latex, so they can be used by anyone with latex allergies, even though they are disposable, nirtile gloves can usually be worn more than once because of their superior puncture and tear resistance, Nitrile reacts to your body temperature and conforms to the shape of your hand, making a snug and comfortable fit. Nitrile does not stand up well to acetone – nail techs take note! Nitrile gloves are available in blue, purple, black, white and more.
Polyethylene Gloves (Latex Free) also called PE gloves or “plastic gloves” are made with materials approved by USDA, provide protection from organic vapors, dusts and mists thus making them a smart choice for any food service application. All of the poly gloves are powder free. These are gloves like you see in many food service uses — they look like baggie material. They are inexpensive and great for certain uses – like hair colorists. However, they do not fit snugly and can be a bit awkward where a high degree of touch is required… they would be a bad choice for facialists! Poly gloves are typically clear.
Whatever your glove needs or preferences, Pure Spa Direct has YOUR glove in YOUR size!
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