Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week

Embalming Funeral Industry News GROW October 13, 2021
Embalming Tip of the Week

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Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week

We are excited to collaborate with Cold Hands and Monica Torres, renowned licensed funeral director, embalmer, cremationist, cosmetic reconstructive specialist, desairologist, and owner/founder of NXT Generation Mortuary Support! Every week Connecting Directors will now share “Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week,” which Monica posts each Sunday afternoon to her Instagram channel @coldhandshosts.

Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week: Correct a wiley mustache with Kel-Tack and Kaloform 

Hair is comprised of a protein called Keratin. Keratin proteins are coagulated by formaldehyde. This process slightly forms the hair and embalms it in place. 

When I am working on a decedent who has a mustache that is smooshed or wiley I use a mixture Kaloform and  Kel-Tack to set the mustache in the exact position it belongs for the ultimate Desairology touch. 

Pro tip: 

  •  Wash facial hair with antibacterial soap
  • Spray with disinfectant
  • Apply Kaloform to DRY facial hair 
  • Comb and style into place
  • Spread a small amount of Kel-Tack over facial hair to set
  • Remove with dry wash before cosmetizing

Hope you like this week’s tip! Until next week Happy Embalming!

Deathcare professionals: To gain online support for the embalming tips, visit Cold Hands Answers at NXT Generation Mortuary Support offers ongoing online continuing education opportunities for deathcare professionals! Next up is Embalming the COVID19 Case; Advanced Disinfection Procedures on October 22, 2021, for which you may register here.