ASSESSMENT OF HYGIENIC PRACTICES AMONG HAIRDRESSER AND NAIL SALON WORKERS

CHAPTER ONE

1.0    Introduction

Cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair and nails and includes, manicures, pedicures, application of artificial nails, special occasion hairstyling, shampooing hair, cosmetic application, body hair removal, chemical hair relaxers or straighteners, permanent waves, coloring and highlighting of hair, and hair extensions or wig treatments (Gonzalez, 2007). Frangie, et al., (2012) define cosmetology as the art and science of beautifying and improving the skin, nails and hair and includes the study of cosmetics and their application. The term comes from the Greek word kosmetikos, meaning skilled in the use of cosmetics.

In this chapter we will discuss the background information where the scientific analysis of chemicals found in literature will be discussed. Also the statement of the problem, objectives of the study and the research question which were used to guide this study will be given.

1.1   Background of the Study

The history of beauty can be dated back in Egypt which is the first civilization to infuse essential oils from the leaves, bark and blossoms of plants for use of perfumes and for purification purposes. Queen Nefertiti (1400 B.C.) (Schmaling, 2011) stained her nails red by dipping her fingertips in henna. Queen Cleopatra (50 B.C.) erected a personal cosmetics factory next to the Dead Sea Ancient. Egyptians also created khol makeup: originally made from a mixture of ground galena (a black mineral), sulfur, and animal fat to heavily line the eyes, alleviate eye inflammations and protect the eyes from the glare of the sun (Frangie, et al., 2012).

ASSESSMENT OF HYhttps://jollertexcomputer.com.ng/index.php/2019/05/09/attitude-of-secondary-school-female-students-toward-menstrual-hygiene/GIENIC PRACTICES AMONG HAIRDRESSER AND NAIL SALON WORKERS

Cosmetology is a very common female occupation; more than half a million women in developed countries like United States are employed as cosmetologists, using their skills to apply beauty treatments (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1991). Usually women provide pedicures, manicures, facials, and other beauty treatments (Halliday-Bell, et al., 2009). As these workers often start their careers before the age of 20, it is assumed that many begin working before considering family planning (Baste, et al., 2008). Cosmetology has many specialties, including hairdressers and nail technicians. More than one million individuals are licensed as cosmetologists in the United States, the majority being women (Gallicchio, et al., 2010) and several million individuals practice as hairdressers and barbers worldwide (World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC], 1993).

Statement of the Problem

Like any other developing country Nigeria is challenged by preventable occupational health diseases, hazards and risks which are associated by unhealthy working environment and conditions. Salon workers and consumers often assume that nail salons and the products used are safe. Unfortunately this is not the case, there are many health risks associated with the beauty industry due to the chemicals found in the products and unhygienic practice of salon workers. In addition to the serious health risks associated with hair and nail products for salon workers, salon customers are also vulnerable to the potentially harmful toxins found in salons. Many salon workers and customers are not awareness of specific chemicals in their products, leaving them unprotected from potentially dangerous toxins.

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