It’s a good idea to invest in good quality combs and brushes, but it’s even more important to keep them tidy. This will keep your hair clean and healthy. Everyday combing accumulates hair, build-up of natural oils, dry skin, dandruff, dirt and dust. Dirty combs/brushes will transfer the grime and germs back to your washed hair.
During my unversity days one of my flatmate would bathe her comb every time she would wash her hair. I didn’t pay any heed then, but over the time I have come to realize how important it is to keep your combs and brushes neat and clean. Now me too wash them every time I shampoo my hair, which is about 2 to 3 times a week.
The entire process should not take more than couple of minutes, unless your comb/brush is very dirty. In that case please spend some time to clean them 🙂
1. Before you begin washing your brush, remove any trapped and tangled hair. You can use a comb or another hair brush or similar blunt object. Slide the comb through the bristles to help loosen out the trapped hair, so they can be removed easily.
2. Wet the comb/brush with warm water. Place the soap or shampoo on the comb/hairbrush and then rub them with your fingers to remove dirt or grime. Alternatively you can use a toothbrush (have a toothbrush designated to clean the combs) to clean the hairbrushes/combs and remove any stubborn debris.
3. Rinse the comb/hairbrush under warm running water.
4. Let the comb/hairbrush air dry.
Some combs/hair brushes come with a special instructions to avoid using water. However it makes more sense to buy hairbrushes/combs which can be cleaned regularly.
Do you clean your combs/hairbrushes regularly?