You’ve taken the time to choose your comb
and your flat and round brushes. You’ve learnt how to use them properly. Now it’s time to find out how to look after them to make sure they last as long as possible and to get rid of any impurities that cumulate over time.
Your hair accessories are a breeding ground for bacteria, combs and brushes included. They often contain impurities and excess hair products. Especially if the whole family uses them! “Be careful with cuts on your scalp. These don’t pose a threat to your health or your hair, but they do result in more bacteria on your combs and brushes.”
So make sure you clean them regularly. How regularly depends on what you use your combs and brushes for. “Flat brushes
are often everyday brushes, used for styling or untangling hair. Round brushes are often used for blow-drying, and are therefore used less often. Last but not least, combs are often used after washing to untangle hair.”
You can clean them once a week or once a fortnight. “For combs, whether ceramic, plastic or carbon, soak in warm water mixed with bleach to really disinfect them.” Rinse well and dry.
For brushes, both flat and round, start by removing the hair stuck between the teeth. This will make them more effective and a lot easier to clean. “Next, lather with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Dry with your hair dryer, being careful not to burn the teeth.”
: Use a comb to remove the hair stuck in your brush (before cleaning). Run your comb through your brushes to get rid of any excess product. Then clean! You don’t have to wait until you clean your brushes before removing the hair. Do this after each use.