Brushing and combing your hair on a daily basis is a must for keeping it clean, healthy, and presentable regardless of its length, style and color. But for this to be possible, a clean hair brush and comb is necessary since these can untangle the knots faster and smooth the strands better. There’s also the fact that a dirty hairbrush and comb can make your newly-washed scalp and hair dirtier by transferring its buildup of dirt, dust, and dead skin cells and it can be hard to clean them out if you don't have a self cleaning hairbrush which makes the process a lot easier. (Read more about them here)
Even the top rated hair brushes and automatic hair curlers must be cleaned at least once a week because both will become dirty with use despite their quality materials and design. But if a weekly cleaning isn’t possible in your schedule, you can clean your brushes, combs and curlers at least once a month.
There’s no excuse to avoid cleaning your hairbrush and comb either! You will find all of the tools to clean them are common items in your home and you will only spend 10-15 minutes on the task. You will also find that the steps how to clean your hairbrush and comb are easy-peasy.
Cleaning combs is a straightforward process since the detritus of daily use can easily be seen. First, gather the necessary tools for cleaning, namely:
Second, start cleaning the combs by applying the following steps:
You can use other tools, too, such as another comb in removing hair from the comb to be cleaned. You can make it a point to remove hair between the teeth of your comb after every use to make the cleaning process easier, too.These steps how to clean a comb apply to all types, from the wide-toothed to the fine-toothed combs. You may have to adjust, however, the pressure applied when scrubbing between the comb’s teeth depending on the type of material and space between the teeth.
The steps how to clean brushes have several similarities with those used in cleaning combs. In both hairbrushes and combs, the hair on their surfaces must first be removed and both require a shampoo bath. But there are also differences in the steps because of the differences in their overall design and materials used.
Second, start cleaning the hairbrush by applying these steps:
Can the surface and bristles of a hairbrush be scrubbed using a clean toothbrush? It depends on the material.
If a hairbrush is made completely of plastic, among other non-porous materials, then it can be scrubbed since there’s no risk of moisture seeping into the material. If it’s made of a porous material, such as in the case of a boar bristle hairbrush, then it shouldn’t be scrubbed in any manner. The warm water soak will be enough to clean its pad and surface.
Soaking in a warm water-and-mild shampoo mixture is also the best way how to get dandruff out of brush. The mixture will loosen the accumulated dead skin cells and make it easier to remove either with scrubbing or with a cold water rinse.
In conclusion, the best way to clean hair brushes and combs is in your hands! You have to be diligent in cleaning these tools on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, as needed, so that you can also get the best value for your money (i.e., longevity in use).
Growing up as a kid who played outside, Samantha enjoys an active lifestyle and emphasizes health as a key component to her life. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others so that anybody can live a healthy life. On the weekends, you can find her hiking around Southern California!