Cleaning Your Hair Tools

By | Monday, September 28, 2009 Leave a Comment
Keeping your hair tools clean is a must for keeping your hair clean and healthy. There are a couple of different ways you can do this - the boiling water method and the baking soda method.





Boiling Water Method
  1. Remove all the hair from your hair tools. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out of a brush.
  2. Boil about 4 cups of water.
  3. Pour the boiling water into a large bowl.
  4. Add about 1/2 tsp. of baby shampoo or a clarifying shampoo and stir.
  5. Put your combs, brushes and hair clips into the water and let them sit for about an hour.
  6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.
Baking Soda Method
  1. Remove all the hair from your hair tools. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out of a brush.
  2. Find a tall, narrow container (such as a tall drinking glass or vase) that will hold all your hair tools you wish to clean.
  3. Fill the container 3/4 full with hot tap water (so the baking soda will dissolve).
  4. Add 1 tsp. of baking soda to the water and gently stir.
  5. Put your combs and brushes into the water and let them sit for at least an hour.
  6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.
Removing Buildup

If you are a gel, mousse, or hairspray user, you will have a buildup on your combs/brushes. If you have buildup on your comb, you'll notice a fuzzy looking coating on them when you remove them from the baking soda water or the detergent water.
  1. Since you have already soaked the combs for an hour in either baking soda or shampoo, the buildup can be gently wiped off with the bristles of an old toothbrush under running water. The bristles can get into the tiny spaces of a comb and clean it properly.
  2. Give your combs one final rinse under running water to make sure all the buildup is removed.
  3. Place them on a towel to air-dry.
No matter what method you choose to use, the entire process should take no more than one hour. It may take less time if you are cleaning your tools on a regular basis.
Have a happy and healthy hair day!
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