May 12, 2008

On Sterilizing & Looking Pretty

Its very important for me when going to get my nails done to know they sterilize everything, and no I'm not talking about wiping everything with dettol. I'm talking about sticking manicure kits, scissors and whatever else in sterilizing bags and putting them in an autoclave. Just like you do with medical instruments.

I actually have to see them taking the instruments out of the sterilizing bag, otherwise I wouldn't let them touch me.

In Kuwait I never saw that! The whole sterilization process! When I asked how they sterilized their stuff they usually gave me different answers but non were the autoclave. Which is the safest way to sterilize! Not even in the high end places, and forget about the people that come to your place!

I'm hoping things have drastically changed in the past couple of years, but if they haven't, then my advice to you is always ask how your place of preference sterilizes everything, and ask that the instruments be taken out of the bag in front of you, just in case. Or buy your own manicure kits and take them with you.

Beauty parlors/ saloons/ barbers or whatever else you kids call em, are a disaster zone. Its all in the things you can't see with your naked eye. You don't know who the person before you is and what kind of bacteria and diseases they carry.

so please be extra careful!
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM


have u just finished a microbiology note?!

does that include men saloons too, i mean the barber ? :P

May 12, 2008 at 12:06 AM  

Oh thank God that it's not only me who thinks that way : ) they keep telling me that I'm obsessive and suck .. huh! Well about me i bought my own kit since 2001 and I always use them whenever I want to have mani or pedi, I also use my own nail polish! And I totally agree with you : D

May 12, 2008 at 12:33 AM  

Enshallah! ;p

bs u're right you never know whether its been used or who used it before you .. i once when to the hairdresser and brought my own hair brusher with me!

May 12, 2008 at 12:37 AM  


after my intermediate microbiology class i decided not to even touch people's hands :P ok???

Kilshay eyeeb il marath ! o manis-and pedis are a disaster 3ala goultech if not auto-claved. Fi mukan yedeed esma Bubbles, people's been talking about it lately bss ma shefta. They say they auto-clave their stuff wal 3uhda 3ala il rawi

May 12, 2008 at 1:16 AM  

This post is going to make soul a happy person

May 12, 2008 at 1:31 AM  

You know how many places in Kuwait DO sterilize their equipment?
For example.. where I go do my nails I bought my own patch from them, so they keep it and also whatever not in the patch is sterilized!

Dont go to a beauty salon, but try a nail specialists and there are a lot of them in Kuwait.

My friend, who is a doctor, told me once she was in the salon and an older Kuwaiti lady was doing pedicure and she spotted fungus in her toenail and told her politely to check it... she turned mad and started yelling at my friend.. SHINO DOCTORA!

Imagine! YIKES!

May 12, 2008 at 7:11 AM  

I trust my barber hes actually clean lol at least he has his own kit that he carries in a bag and not use what in front of him like other places

May 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

Ya you are right ^^ what i did was bought some stuff for the barber just for me and every month i get him the disposable razors which are enough for a month or so.

May 12, 2008 at 8:39 AM  

i have someone come home to get my nails done and i always have them use my own set.. my sister takes her own set to the salon, we even take our hair brush with us if we r getting our hair done ;)

May 12, 2008 at 8:41 AM  

I usually never sterilize anything, nor do I care if things are sterilized in barbers or anywhere else.

I also don't get sick. I believe this is due to a strong immune system that I acquired from all those bacteria and human debris and shit exposures that I had.

If you sterilize everything, you deny your body the chance to build a strong immune system.

Also, you could end up like Howard Hughes.

May 12, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

Just buy your own kit. That's what I do.

May 12, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

Hmm, I have seen that done only in a salon next my house, I mean in in Switzerland.. it's very clean, you feel that when you go inside.. the hair brushes and everything are sterlised..

May 12, 2008 at 9:25 AM  

My friend always tells me to take my own kit with me....
Bs the place I go to always take the stuff out of a bag... soo madreee.... is it safe.... ?

May 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

Ashwa im not alone... sometimes when im at the salon doing my eyebrows agol let me do mani and medi as well... then i remember... so i dont do them at salons anymore, i always call queen nails since u see all the equipment sterilized and in seperate bags, even after usage their put away seperatly to be sterlized

May 12, 2008 at 11:35 AM  

Get them to your place and let them use your tools :D

May 12, 2008 at 1:21 PM  

I have my own kit which I steralize from time to another in the clinic..

ansam: a lot of nail specialists in kuwait do take the instruments out of the sterlizing bags in front of us but guess what? the color on the bag that indicates complete steralization didn't change. I saw them once wiping the instruments with alcohol and then packing them in the bags!! totally fake!

May 12, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

Own kit is the best thing..

May 12, 2008 at 4:00 PM  

أأمن شي ان الوحدة تاخذ اغراضها معاها و خلاص،هذا اضمن شي
و مرة حطوا عن هالسالفة بالجريدة و قالوا ديروا بالكم وايد لأن امراض الكبد وايد قاعدة تنتشر و هذا غير مرض الايدز بالاساس

May 12, 2008 at 4:18 PM  

I know cuticle cutting presents higher risks of catching an infection, not only that but also they'll grow more. That's why I don't get my cuticles done whatsoever even after they sterilize their instruments. It's not like they need to be removed, in fact they're hardly visible so I don't understand why some manicurist insist that they should be removed. It's so unprofessional of them but I always let them know in advance that I'm not getting them done just to avoid their looks

May 12, 2008 at 4:22 PM  

kilihom they sterilze hal ayam

May 12, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

yep never use but my own stuff !

May 12, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

Why don't you buy your own autoclave? :P hehe

May 12, 2008 at 7:01 PM  

I tend to make sure they use a fresh blade anytime they shave me, it is as simple as that for me. Nothing much to it, other then that.

I can understand how you feel about sterilization, it just has to be clean!

May 12, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

That's why I do my own nails ;)

I don't feel comfotable having strangers do stuff like that for me...

May 12, 2008 at 8:45 PM  

never go to any , buy ur own kit. stay safe :P

May 12, 2008 at 11:35 PM  

I always get that phobia, i pop my eyes while getting a manicure to make sure it came from a new pack!

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