In total 591 forms were received and analysed from 38 local authorities who took part in a short questionnaire as part of a local campaign over a two day period. Gloves were left for staff in salons to wear to protect against skin damage including dermatitis. This questionnaire is to find out about staff’s experiences and views of using the gloves.
Of the 591 forms returned, 556 people did wear gloves before the trial while working with clients’ hair, 32 did not and 3 did not answer.
Of the 556 who wore gloves before the trial, 34% used gloves for both shampooing and rinsing. However, during the trial, the use of gloves for shampooing increased to 68% and rinsing also increased to 59%.
Two types of gloves were used, Marigold and Polyco. 9% of participants tried the Polyco, 17% tried the Marigold and 71% tried both, 3% did not answer.
The following graphs show responses from staff whilst trialling the gloves.
Put gloves on without difficulty – 86% responded yes, 13% responded no and 1% didn’t answer.
Comfort of gloves – 80% found the gloves comfortable, 17% did not find them comfortable and 3% didn’t answer.
Feel temperature of water – 50% could feel the temperature of water whilst wearing gloves whereas 41% could not. 9% did not answer.
Handle clients’ hair without pulling - 74% could handle clients’ hair freely when wearing gloves whilst 23% found gloves snagged clients’ hair.
Client commented on the use of gloves – 43% clients commented on staff wearing gloves, and of those 28% complained about staff wearing them.
Wear gloves in the future for shampooing and rinsing? - 62% replied they would and 34% would not. 4% did not reply.
Of the 34% who would not wear gloves in the future: