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.
- 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
https://www.nxtgenmortuarysupport.com/product/cold-hands-answers-morticians/. 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.