Proper care and handling of your hair styling tools is a must. These tools and products are created for the purpose of cleaning and caring for your hair. However, if you do not invest time to clean these brushes and combs, which you use on a regular basis, using it might cause more damage than good to your tresses.
Hair brushes and combs accumulate dirt and grime over time, which can be coming from dirt from your own hair or some other sources. In some cases, hair can also get stuck in the bristles. While falling hair is normal, you should not simply accept the fact that these strands get stuck in the bristles and it is important that you diligently remove them. Do this every 3 times a week to ensure that you can remove any hair strands on your brush and it is free of clumps when you run it down your hair.
Cleaning your hair brushes and combs is very easy to do, leaving you no excuse to neglect it. Follow these cleaning tips to ensure that your brushes and combs are good to use on your hair:
General Cleaning Steps
• Wet the bristles of your brush or comb using warm water. Make sure to focus washing on the bristles, not the body.
• Apply a small dab of shampoo onto the bristles. Rub the shampoo carefully on the bristles. Continue this until all suds are gone.
• For brushes that have chemical product buildup (from hair styling products like gels, crème, pomades, and mousse), prepare a mixture of baking soda and warm water. Soak your brushes in the baking soda mixture for about 15 minutes.
• The final step for cleaning your brushes and combs is to gently pat them dry using a cotton towel.
An important reminder when cleaning your brushes is to keep in mind what type of bristles your brush has because not all of them are safe to be immersed in water. Rubber-cushioned brush, natural boar bristle, or wooden bodied brushes and combs are among those that would get damaged when your soak them in water. When water penetrates into the vent hole or cushion, it will cause the cushioning of the brush to erode faster. Thus, instead of caring for your brushes and combs, you are basically reducing its shelf life.
With that said, it is important that you not only clean your brush or comb, but to also know about the proper ways of doing it or else you can cause damage than good. The better you can take care of your hair care products and tools, the more you can enjoy them!
Do you regularly clean your hair brushes and combs?