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How to Clean Combs and Brushes

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How to Clean Combs and Brushes
© 2013 D. Sandeen, licensed to About.com

Is this a chore you dread, which is why your combs and brushes are full of buildup and gunky residue? It doesn't have to be. Not only are you getting your tools clean, you're doing your hair and scalp a big favor the next time you comb and brush your hair. There's no use in taking the time to shampoo and condition your hair regularly if you put dirty tools back on it, is there? Styling your hair with dirty combs and brushes isn't exactly a healthy hair practice.

This simple step-by-step walks you through the process of cleaning these daily styling tools. Once you do it, you'll see that it doesn't take long -- the majority of the time is spent soaking and drying, two processes that don't require your involvement or attention!

What You'll Need:

  • Combs and/or brushes that need cleaning
  • Shampoo
  • Old toothbrush
  • Baking soda (optional)
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