Mornings are very hectic when getting my girls out the door to catch the bus. Add on to that a search for a hairbrush or comb. I always end up finding them, but where I find them is another story. On the floor or at the bottom of a purse. Is this brush still clean? Was it clean enough before it fell on
the floor? For peace of mind, I have found out some easy and quick hairbrush cleaning tips.
Sharing isn’t sparing. According to the Mayo Clinic, sharing hairbrushes has be known to increase the chances of lice spreading from one person to another. Even if you share hairbrushes with your children, be aware that this can happen to you. If you have heard about a recent outbreak at their school or camp, proceed with caution. Check their scalps daily.
How often should you clean your combs or hairbrushes? In order to keep them free of hair products like hairspray and gel, and the buildup of natural oils and dry skin, 2-3 times a week is recommended. This will help keep your combs and hairbrushes strong and durable. Don’t worry, this process is easy. First it is time to remove what your hairbrush or comb has collected.
Getting’ sticky with it. The teeth in combs can pick up all kinds of things. Get rid of hair and more in a comb with adhesive tape. Imagine waxing your eyebrows. Once you have pressed the tape on to the comb, pull it in the opposite direction. The hair will come out.
Removing hair from hairbrushes. Once you have cleaned your comb, use it to help grab all of the contents in your hairbrush out. Some other ways to remove hair residue include using another hairbrush or chopstick.
Once the hair has been removed, you are ready for the soaking process. Please note not all hairbrushes should be cleaned the same. Plastic hairbrushes that are padded (they have openings to allow hair to pass through), brushes with boars head bristles or wooden handles. Do not soak these brushes in water. Use a cleaning solution (described below) and fill a spray bottle. Spray these hairbrushes generously and than lay flat on a towel to dry. These types of hairbrushes should be replaced once a year.
Vinegar, the mother of viagra india all cleaning agents. I just love vinegar and you can use it to clean your combs and hair brushes naturally and thoroughly. Did you know that vinegar can kill bacteria? Did you know that when vinegar meets the hair products lingering in our hairbrushes (hairspray, mousse and other styling products) it losens them up? Now, how to make this cleaning solution.
2 cups of warm/hot tap water and 2 cups of white vinegar into a mixing bowl. Please use caution if you use hot water (130F), do not put your entire hand in the water. Just put the hairbrush in by holding onto the handle.
A note about vinegar. If you are not a fan of the smell of vinegar, you can add a couple drops of eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint or tea tree oil. You can find these items at Whole Foods.
Pour all of these contents into a large bowl. Let the hairbrushes soak for 10-15 minutes. Remove them from the solution and rinse in cold water. If there are small pieces of fuzz still in between the bristles, use a toothpick or small comb to get them out.
Lay the hairbrushes and combs face down
Repeat this process as often as you like. Are you cleaning your hairbrushes regularly? What type of cleaning solution do you use?accutane in japan