Products and tools can be an essential part of our healthy hair regimen, but with products and tools comes their upkeep, which many people tend to skip. For instance, when's the last time you remembered to clean your brush? Like a serious deep clean? Never, Right? 

A dirty hair brush or comb can get pretty gross pretty quickly, and oftentimes we don't even realize we are putting bacteria in our hair by not cleaning them often. It can also make the brush less effective at working out tangles because it is full of previously shed hair, dust, lint, and dirt.  The best way to combat this buildup getting back in your strands though is with an effective deep clean. Running them under the faucet isn't quite enough, but the cleansing process is super easy and can be done rather quickly. So here are 0ur 5 steps for effective brush and comb cleansing!

Step 1.

Make a mixture of warm water and a few drops of shampoo. You need to use a bowl or mug that is large enough to soak the brushes or combs in for a fully submerged cleaning solution. If the shampoo still leaves buildup, you can try a white vinegar soak to remove excess oils. Let it soak anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the buildup. Make sure you remove any strands of hair from the combs and brushes prior to soaking.

Step 2.

Use an old toothbrush on your combs to clean thoroughly between the teeth. A toothbrush should be able to get all the buildup off after a good soak.

For brushes, run the brush under the faucet to remove the cleaning solution and dirt. You can also add a little extra shampoo and massage throughout the bristles prior to soaking to help loosen the buildup.

Step 3.

After soaking the brushes and combs, the next step is to use the comb to clean the brush and vice versa. You want to gently scrub the bristles of the brush with the comb to help remove any leftover strands.

Step 4.

Rinse the brushes and combs with, preferably hot water.

Step 5.

Set them aside to dry on a towel. Some people recommend drying them with a hair dryer when you are in a hurry, but be careful as heat might damage the bristles of the brush, depending on the heat used and the type of bristle.

When it comes to keeping your brushes and combs clean, we have found these steps are the easiest and quickest way to get the job done. Clean tools mean clean and healthy hair, and we all love that!

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