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Brush and Comb Hygiene

Updated: Feb 6, 2021

Did you know that you can get a staph bacteria infection from improperly cleaned combs or brushes? Like other personal hygiene products, brushes and combs need to be cleaned often.

If you are like most, you don't wash your comb or brush after use. While you shouldn't need to wash your comb or brush after every use, it is recommended that you wash your comb or brush at least once a month depending on use.

If you do your hair on a daily basis and utilize your comb or brush, then you should wash it every 2-weeks if you're the only one using it. Wash it more frequetly if used by more than 1-person.

Combs and brushes are breeding grounds for bateria especially in the hands of someone with natural hair. Why? Because often, people with natural hair apply moisturizers to their hair which is kept at room temperature. This creates a good surface and climate for bacteria.

Using 5 simple items you likely already have at home, you can keep your combs and brushes clean and avoid getting a scalp infection.

You will need:

  • A toothpick or floss pick.

  • Hot water

  • 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid (optional if you use a lot of greasy/oily hair products)

  • A bucket

Steps 1: Using the toothpick, remove any shed hair from your brushes or comb.

Step 2: Place comb in bucket with the distilled white vinegar, dishwashing liquid and pour in enough warm water to fully cover the combs and brushes.

Step 3: Leave the brushes soaked in for at least a half hour. Then rinse off and allow to fully dry before your next use.

So fresh and so clean clean...


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