Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining Salon Shampoo Bowls

Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining Salon Shampoo Bowls

There’s something special about the attention and care that goes into a shampooing session in your salon. The time and care put into every wash is something that clients crave, along with the comfort and relaxation of getting clean and massaged at the same time. You want to make sure that nothing gets in the way of that feeling, certainly not a dirty or unpleasant-smelling shampoo bowl. These tips for cleaning and maintaining salon shampoo bowls will ensure your clients have the best experience.

Avoid Using Abrasive Cleaning Materials

Most shampoo bowls can resist staining and damage. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t damage them if you use the wrong materials to clean them. Extra abrasive cleaners aren’t the way to go when regularly cleaning your shampoo bowls, and you should also avoid abrasive scouring pads. You can make an exception for stains that won’t come off, but once you remove those stains, don’t keep using that scouring pad if you want your shampoo bowls to last.

Do Multiple Cleanings Throughout the Day

The last thing you want your client to deal with is seeing a dirty shampoo bowl before they put their head in or having to smell something unpleasant the entire time they are in there. Shampoo bowls need basic cleaning multiple times throughout the day to avoid either of these things happening. If you have time between customers, a simple cleaning with a basic household cleaner will make sure it’s ready to go for whoever’s next in line.

Use a Neutral or Simple Scented Cleaner

Finding a scent that will please every client who puts their head in your shampoo bowl is next to impossible, and some people have strong aversions to certain powerful scents. To give everyone the best experience, you don’t want a particularly strong scented cleaner. Neutral scents are good if you want to be safe, but a softer scent, such as citrus or certain florals, can add to the experience.

Deep Clean Once a Week Minimum

While the multiple daily cleanings are important, you also need to make sure that there aren’t any contaminants that are invisible to your eye. A crucial tip for cleaning and maintaining a salon shampoo bowl is to do a deep cleaning at least once a week. A mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water can help remove excess debris and clean residue from pipes.

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