Clean shave could spread infections, report reveals

The clean-shave: A study in South Africa found that barbers’ tools are contaminated. PHOTO | FILE | NATIONMEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Aerial maps were used to sample 50 barber shops from three townships in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Basic demographic data was collected by getting a clipper from every barber immediately after it was used for a clean-shave haircut.

  • She said the amount of time spent cleaning the clippers using the different methods was not measured.

Getting your head shaved clean might be trendy, but it exposes you to the risk of getting infected with hepatitis, or even HIV, a new research shows.


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