Keep your hands clean & prevent Coronavirus

The number one thing you can do to prevent any respiratory illness like the Coronavirus is to practice good personal hygiene like washing your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer when you aren't able to wash your hands.

Different types of alcohol used in hand sanitizers

There are two main types of hand sanitizers, alcohol based hand sanitizers and alcohol free hand sanitizers. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are made from different types of alcohol, usually isopropyl alcohol, ethanol (ethyl alcohol) or n-propanol. Alcohol is known to be able to kill most germs.

Alcohol free hand sanitizers are less affective

Alcohol-free hand sanitizers can reduce microbes but are less effective than alcohol. Not only are alcohol-based hand sanitizers found to be effective at killing bacteria like MRSA and E coli, they are also effective against many viruses, including the Coronavirus.

A hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol.

Alcohol attacks and destroys the envelope protein that surrounds some viruses, including the Coronavirus. This protein is vital for a virus’s survival and multiplication. A hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol in order to kill viruses.

A alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is a practical alternative when soap and water aren’t available. If you are using a hand sanitizer make sure you cover your hands fully, rubbing the sanitizer in for at least twenty seconds, just like you do when washing your hands.

At HairHQ we stock Hand Sanitizer Gels & Liquids with 70% alcohol content.

Hand Sanitizer Gels we stock with 70% alcohol

Hand Sanitizer Liquids we stock with 70% alcohol