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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

How often should I wash my combs and brushes?? Should I let anyone else use my combs and brushes?

 

Jamie

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Dear Jamie,

Your combs and brushes need to be washed based on your own practices of using hair products. Weekly washing is best.

 

You will need to remove all hair and other materials on the brush or comb. I find a comb with larger teeth works great to remove this hair. Next you will need to fill a sink or plastic container with hot water and dish detergent (I use Dawn). Add your brushes and combs to this solution. Soak them for 1520 minutes before rinsing in cool water to get rid of the soap solution. The final step is to let them air dry. I do this by placing them on a clean towel.

 

It is important not let anyone else use your combs and brushes. There are infections, like lice, that can be carried from one person to another via combs and hairbrushes.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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AngelShell30
AngelShell30
Posted January 11, 2014
I never had known any of this information. I've just been taught what to do by hair cutters and hair styleist people.
moustache_u_@_question
moustache_u_@_question
Posted March 18, 2013
Uhh, I don't feel comfortable w using chemicals 2 wash my brush. The chemicals would get into my hair and fall out (it has happened b4, and I mean all of my hair) and I just don't want it 2 fall out using chemicals.
elierules
elierules
Posted May 18, 2012
i can never allow anyone to use my personal items cos that could spread a lot of diseases includin fungal diseases
nickip123
nickip123
Posted February 17, 2013
I think this is a good way to clean a hairbrush without buying a new one
rainbow kittens
rainbow kittens
Posted May 31, 2012
if you share a comb or brush with some one and they have head lice wash your hair twice with listeren and get a good conditaner also if you need to wash make up brushes use warm water and johnson and johnson or regular baby shampoo and it works well.
Torit05
Torit05
Posted July 04, 2012
ok i didnt know you could do that that is awesome
chewbecca99
chewbecca99
Posted March 18, 2012
make sure that you NEVER let anyone (even your besties) use your brushes, combs, even makeup. in fections, or lice can be carried over, and we don't like, nor want to spread these things.
Lady Neeva
Lady Neeva
Posted March 03, 2012
I never brush; I comb. Being wood, I never wash it. Wipe is the accurate definition.
wonderful wonders
wonderful wonders
Posted December 04, 2011
I don't even let my sister or my mom use my hairbrush! I remove any hair from my brush right after i use it. I wash my brush usually every other week, not once a week, mainly because of my insane neat freakiness and i really don't keep my brush anywhere that bacteria or dust can get onto my brush.
SweetChica23
SweetChica23
Posted November 29, 2011
Hhmmm I guess I never really thought about saying no when a friend asked to use my brush. I mean I luv them to death and it doesn't seem weird to me.........
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