Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dust Masks?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dust Masks?

    Do you think we should wear dust masks? I am seriously thinking about wearing a dust mask everyday during prep work (grinding nails, blowing out dead coat). If this is going to be my career, and it is, then I don't think it is a good idea to fill my lungs with nails and hair day in and day out for years. So the real question is....Can dust masks be fashionable or do I have to look silly all day?

    Christy

  • #2
    This company makes some fashionable masks.

    http://www.breathehealthy.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Some of my employees wear the doctor's masks. It doesn't matter if it looks silly. I don't wear one all the time, but sometimes I do. I always wear headphones when blow drying though.

      Comment


      • #4
        I'm a cheapskate.

        I tie a big flour sack towel over my nose and mouth if the dog is a mess.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Doubledogdare View Post
          I'm a cheapskate.

          I tie a big flour sack towel over my nose and mouth if the dog is a mess.
          Cheap here too, I tie a bandana across my nose & mouth if the dog is really hairy during the drying. I always wear earplugs when drying.

          Comment


          • #6
            I've thought about it, especially with dremeling nails (think about all the possible yuck on those nails!) But at the same time it's yet one more thing to deal with so I haven't gotten one yet.

            Comment


            • #7
              If your worried about it, then you should, especially if your blowing out the coat before bathing. I try to wear one when I'm cutting, but some days I can't stand anything on my face I get too hot. Good Luck!

              Comment


              • #8
                I just received 2 breathehealthy masks last week (both have doggies on them). After a few decades of hair and gosh knows what in my lungs I got kinda sick one day last month from dremel dust up my nose. The look nice but I'm having tough time getting them to stay on my ears. They hook to your ears not around head. I now hook them around my ears and glasses. Gezzhh the stuff we do!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Breathe Healthy Masks

                  Yeah i too bought a couple of those masks and have the same problem with them staying on, as they do hook around your ears. I'm thinking maybe my ears are too small, should I have ordered the childrens masks? Oh more money out... Nice masks but dissapointing.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I have asthma and after 2 pretty serious attacks, I pretty much wear a mask all the time at work. Sometimes I forget that I have the mask on and clients always ask me if I have the flu.

                    Scott

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Groomer's Lung

                      Have always thought about this issue but more recently have considered getting a mask to wear especially when dremmeling the nails. A girl I work with told me her grandma was a groomer and when she died they autopsied her. She had "hair balls" in her lungs. EEEWWWW. I get a chest x-ray every year and asked the tech if it would show up....not until it gets big enough to make a ball.

                      I will be getting one or more of these masks very shortly.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Between living in Palm Springs, Ca (currently 112*) ...... and my menopausal hot flashs...... Yeah, don't think I'll be putting a mask on my face to further obstruct breathing. Seriously though maybe they are a good idea. But I know when I go to have my nails done and the techs are wearing masks, it just creeps me out. I feel like they think I have some sort of communicable disease they need to protect themsealves from. Or they have something I might catch from them. I know the reality is probably protection from all the chemicals and such. But if I'm bugged by it, knowing the whys of masks, what do you think the lay public thinks? Maybe just wear them in the back but not where clients can see you.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          LOVE MINE use it everyday

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Dust Masks?

                            I wear my breathe healthy mask during hairy blow outs, and If I do a blow out during shampoo. I should wear during dremmel but I don't. I find that with the cute dog patterns, nobody blinks an eye.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              RE: HAIR INSIDE THE MASK:
                              I agree, the Breathe Healthy Masks are a wonderful addition to our "tools." But, does anyone have a solution to keeping them hair-free? I have hair on the inside of mine. I don't have any problem wearing it, tho' sometimes my glasses fog up. But the hair clining to the inside is so annoying, that I end up taking the mask off, then (of course) my lungs are not protected. Not sure how the hair got there, probably from just being in the environment.

                              sittingpretty

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X