Every salon and spa uses some form of single-use products in daily tasks. Whether it’s cotton balls, wipes, or a different product, you’ve quickly come to realize that some are better than others. Maybe one leaves little lint balls behind or one soaked up product before you could even get it to your client’s face.
But why do certain cotton products do this? They all kind of look the same, right?
One of the main differences in quality and sub-par products is the cotton fiber length.
Since cotton is a naturally occurring fiber, it’s a given that there will be some variation of fiber length, but simply put: the longer the cotton fiber, the stronger the product.
In Intrinsics products, we are committed to using longer cotton fibers in our products. They also have a high micronaire value. Curious what that means? Check out the definitions below.
Micronaire: A measure of cotton fiber quality
-Low micronaire values = Thin, immature fibers
-High micronaire values = thick, mature fibers
So why do those other products leave residue behind?
They’re made out of a lower cost, shorter cotton fiber called “comber”, which is similar to cotton lint or dust. (Think the stuff you pull out of your dryer trap). These are very short fibers that cause fly-aways, lint, and produce a poor quality product.
Take our 100% cotton coil for example.
When you use an Intrinsics 100% cotton coil around the hairline, you don’t have to constantly replace the coil or worry about particles getting stuck in your client’s hair. Why?
Because we use long, strong cotton fibers.
When it comes to cotton, Intrinsics doesn’t skimp on quality. The bottom line is this: We use long, 100% cotton fibers with no fillers such as comber, rayon, or polyester. This means you’re getting the highest form of single-use cotton products on the market, saving you time and money and ensuring we have happy customers. Sounds like a win-win if you ask us!
To learn more about our long history creating quality cotton products and to see our numerous offerings, please visit intrinsics.net.
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