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Friday, March 9, 2012

Cleaning your hair tools

When was the last time you cleaned your hair tools: your combs, brushes etc? Yeah, I can see some of you walking away to clean your stuff instead of answering the question! That's okay too. :>)

I suggest that you use your hair wash days to clean your combs, brushes, hair rollers and other tools you use frequently. Use some shampoo mixed with warm water to clean combs and brushes. I use an old sterilized toothbrush to clean between the comb teeth and brush bristles. Then I rinse in warm water and dry with a clean towel or let it air dry consider adding some disinfectant / sanitizers, like Tea tree oil or good old Vinegar, to your water and shampoo solution.

I suggest you wash your satin bonnets, hair nets, hair scarves, and pillowcases weekly. Getting them clean and getting rid of accumulated hair debris and sweat which the naked eye cannot see is important. This means you should have more than 1 of each item. Also consider replacing some of these items too. Some of us (like me) have had our pillowcases for ages! *I will head to the market after this post to buy some new satin fabric for new pillowcases*

How about things like bobby pins, other hair ornaments like head and hair bands and pins? Most head and hair bands, scrunchies, decorative hair scarves etc can be washed and should be. Some hair ornaments on the other hand might go bad (i.e. rust) if you put them in water. Try using a clean cloth with just a little Eucalyptus or Tea tree oil to wipe them down and remove dirt. Not sure how alcohol will work on these items so I say use alcohol with caution.

Things do not seem so tedious when you get into the habit of doing them. Also share your own cleaning tips and secrets, we would love to learn from you.

Keep it natural!


1 comment:

Africa Naturalista said...

Lemme not lie, I have just one comb that I use and I just rinse it.