How to clean your combs

By Drum Digital
18 December 2014

Here are a few simple ways to clean your combs for a few minutes each week.

It’s easy to forget to clean our hair tools.

Why is it important to clean our hair tools? Using hair tools that have product build-up on them will have trapped hair, dirt, oil, bacteria, old products and maybe even dust mites.

When you use hair tools that have not been cleaned in a long time, you are re-depositing grease, oils, old products and dead skin cells right back onto your clean scalp and hair.

 Here are a few simple ways to clean your  combs for a few minutes each week:

Combs and picks are tricky as the teeth are closer and the product build up stays between the teeth.

Here’s how to clean them:

  • Pull all the loose hair out from the teeth of the comb using your fingers and/or bobby pin.
  • Fill the sink with warm water and shampoo.
  • Completely submerge your comb in the water and soak for 15 minutes.
  • Use your old toothbrush or a clean cloth to wipe the softened product build-up off the comb.
  • If necessary, re-soak the comb in the water and repeat the process.
  • Set your comb out on a clean towel to air dry.
  • DO NOT use bleach, harsh chemicals, or other detergents to clean your hair tools.
  • DO NOT boil your hair tools. This can cause them to melt or break. This can also minimize their performance when using them for your hair.


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