Shampooing combs and brushes keeps your tools clean and sanitized. When you comb and brush your hair, you are doing your hair and scalp a huge favor. Hair care products can accumulate on your hair and adhere to the bristles of your brush. Your brush also contains dead skin cells, which can be transferred back to your hair with each use.
Particles from the environment, such as soot, dust, and grime, can also settle on your hairbrush and accumulate over time. If the bristles are already coated in oil or sticky hair products, these particles may stick to your hairbrush much more easily.
This residue can get deposited onto your hair and scalp each time you use your hairbrush if it is not cleaned on a regular basis. As a result, a dirty hairbrush may have a much more difficult time doing its job and assisting you in making your hair look its best.
Dirty hair tools can add to fungal germs onto your hair and scalp that cause dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and folliculitis (ex. Barber's Itch, Tinea Capitis). The frequency with which you clean your hair and scalp should be same to the frequency with which you clean your hair tools. Why would you use fungus-infested brushes and combs on hair you've worked so hard to keep clean? Practice washing your hair tools on your hair wash days.
Cleaning a hairbrush is quick and easy. It will be easier the next time you do it once you've learned how to do it. Here are some simple and quick cleaning recommendations for combs and brushes, and as you'll see, keeping these products clean makes sense.
To get started, you'll only need a few things:
•bowl of warm water, or you can use the bathroom sink
•baking soda (optional)
•rat tail comb (optional)
Whether your brush or comb is made of wood or plastic, the cleaning procedure is the same, with a few exceptions.
1. Remove hair from the base of the brush with the end of a rat tail comb (You can also use scissors)
2. Fill a bowl or a sink halfway with hot water. Add a few drops of gentle/clarifying shampoo to the water and swish it around. 1 to 2 teaspoons baking soda can be used for increased cleaning strength. Stir the water thoroughly.
• To clean a plastic brush, soak it completely in water. Allow 3 to 5 minutes for it to soak. Dip the brush bristles into the soapy water, making sure to keep the soft padding at the base where the bristles attach to the brush dry.
• Don't completely submerge a wooden brush in water.
• Dip and shake the brush.
3. Use a toothbrush on combs/ brushes for extra cleaning
• Dip the toothbrush into the soapy water and scrub each bristle well. Begin from the bottom of the bristle and work your way up. To eliminate any accumulation, scrub the brush's other edge.
4. Rinse your hairbrush and/ or comb in cool water after you've finished cleaning it.
5. Lay the brush, bristles facing down, on a clean