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How to Clean a Comb

How to Clean a Comb

The fact that you despise this task is most likely the reason why the buildup and gunky residue on your combs and brushes is so bad. But they aren’t required to be that way. Doesn’t make sense to spend the time and effort on your hair when you’re just going to use the same old tools on it again, do you? Maintaining your hair’s health by styling it with soiled combs and brushes isn’t really a good idea.

How to clean a Comb in three simple steps

It takes very little time to clean a hairbrush. Knowing how to do something makes it much easier the next time you need to do it!

Hair must be removed from the body

  • Withdraw hair from base of the brushes by removing this with the tip of a rat tail combing.For those who don’t have access to one, any pointed instrument will do the trick, such as a pen, pencil, or ice pick, will be sufficient substitutes.
  • To remove any hair that has become tangled in the bristles, you can use scissors to snip it out.

Shake it up a bit.

Warm water should be placed in a basin or sink to begin

Make suds in the water by adding a few drops of light shampoo and swishing it around. Adding 1–2 tablespoons if baking soda will boost the cleansing power of your cleaning solution. Inside a large mixing basin, especially directly the water and the rest of the ingredients.

  • Keep a wooden brush from being completely submerged

Abrasion of the wood and finish may result in damage to the wood and finish to use a brush with a cushioned base, simply submerge the bristles as stated above.

  • Several times, dip and shake the brush

This will aid in the loosening and removal of oils, dead skin cells, and product accumulation from the skin’s surface. The buildup should be removed to a large extent if your brush is not too unclean.

  • For further cleaning, use a toothbrush
  • You might need to clean the base and bristles of your brush with an old toothbrush if it’s too unclean.
  • Make sure to scrub each bristle of the toothbrush after it has been dipped into the soapy water. Remove any accumulation by rubbing the other edge of the brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly and dry completely

To finish cleaning your hairbrush, run it under a stream of cool water until it is no longer clogged.


  • Warm water should be infused with vinegar

You may also use vinegar instead of shampoo to aid in the cleaning of your hair combs as an option. Combine a half cup of vinegar and a half cup of warm water in a mixing bowl until well combined.

  • For 15-20 minutes, soak your hair combs

When combined with vinegar, hair combs are free of dust, grime, and bacteria. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that will keep your combs clean and free of germs. Allow the debris and hair product buildup to be loosen by soaking your hair combs in the vinegar/water mixture.

  • Hair combs should be properly rinsed

Warm water should be used to rinse after soaking. The vinegar mixture should be entirely cleaned from the surface and bristles of your hair comb before you use it again.

  • Using a towel, dry your hair combs

Using a towel, dry your hair combs off. You’ll notice right away how clean and fresh they are when you look at them. Allowing them to dry overnight will yield the greatest results, so plan accordingly.

Combs for Cleaning

Discard the combs once they have been completely cleaned of hair. Using warm, soapy water, soak combs and brushes for a few minutes. Remove any remaining debris or buildup from the comb by scrubbing it with warm soapy water and an old toothbrush or one that you normally use for your hair. Let it air dry after rinsing it under running water.

  • Remove hair

Because my hair is quite short, I don’t have this difficulty with my comb. Although I had very long curly hair till a few years ago, it clogged my brush within a few days of brushing it.

Before you do anything, soak your hands in water

If you have a brush with a “soft” or “squishy” bristle part, this will not work as well, but if you have a hard plastic brush or comb, you should soak it for a time.

  • It is best to start with some warm water in a large mug or shallow dish, followed by some white vinegar or a few drops of hairspray.
  • Pour some warm water over the comb and/or brush bristles to soften any muck that has accumulated.
  • Simply place the bristles of the brush in a shallow dish filled with a vinegar/water or shampoo/water solution, then follow the rest of the methods as directed below.
  • To scrub

Allow it to soak for a few minutes before scrubbing the combs/brushes together or using an old toothbrush to clean the bristles to release the dirt

  • To rinse and wipe clean
  • Rinse the comb/brush under running water after cleaning for a minute or two, and then wipe the bristles clean and dry using a soft cloth or paper towel.
  • Your combs and brushes, if they’re anything like mine, you’ll be shocked at how much gunk you can remove

How to clean your hairbrushes

Hairbrush cleaning solutions that you can find around the house include the use of household materials such as vinegar, baking soda, and dryer sheets. To avoid drowning your brushes in water, use one teaspoon of baking soda is a substitute solution. Remove filth from the bristles of a toothbrush by dipping it into the solution and brushing it. After rinsing with fresh water, allow to air dry overnight.