How to Clean your Combs and Hairbrushes

How to Clean your Combs and Hairbrushes in 5 Easy Steps

How to Clean your Combs and Hairbrushes

Everyone knows how much hair is collected by hairbrushes and combs. However along with that hair comes things like dust, oil, and other gunk from hair products. Many people do not really think much about the bits of dirt or mites that may be lurking among the bristles. 

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Ideally you should clean your combs and hairbrushes about once a month. With a regular and thorough cleaning routine, you can keep them looking clean and new for several years.

It is important to keep combs and hairbrushes clean so that you can keep your hair will be clean and healthy. Using dirty a dirty brush will just transfer the oil, dust, and grime back into your hair.

The following is a simple and easy way to clean combs and hairbrushes. You will most likely have all the items that you need already on hand in your kitchen. 

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You will need the following:

Medium size container
Shampoo or dish liquid
Baking soda
Old toothbrush
Dry cloth


1. Remove hair

Grab a toothpick, open paperclip, fabric pin, or something similar and run it along the bristles to get out as much hair as you can. Remove the hair and throw it in the trash.

2. Mix a mild cleaner with warm water

Add a small dab or 1/4 teaspoon of shampoo or dish liquid to a container of warm water. Add one teaspoon of backing soda and stir.

3. Scrub down combs and brushes with an old toothbrush

Get a toothbrush damp with your cleaning solution and gently scrub around the brush and in between the bristles. You should also clean down the outer edge of the brush to get rid of residue from frequent contact with your hair. Dip the toothbrush in the cleaning solution as needed.
Note: If you have a comb or brush with a wooden handle, avoid getting the sides wet, however. Water can damage wood.

4. Rinse

Once you've given the combs and brushes a good scrubbing, give them a good rinse. Run plain hot water over the brushes several times until the water runs clean.

5. Air dry 

Let the combs and brushes air dry after cleaning it. If you're in a hurry, you can also pat it dry with a clean dry cloth.

How to Clean your Combs and Hairbrushes

How often do you clean your combs or hairbrushes?

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