When to Replace Your Hair Combs/Brushes & Why


When you reach a point where it is impossible to remove buildup in your hair combs & brushes, the best thing to do is to invest in new ones.

Your hairbrushes and combs can last for years but it is a good idea to take care of these hair tools as you would any other hair tools as you style your hair during the week. Particular attention should be paid to your brush’s bristles as that will let you know when to replace them.

Replacing your hair combs and brushes are very important because these hair tools could be a breeding ground for dandruff, bacteria, and yeast – and other particles that is continually recycled throughout your scalp whenever you comb your hair. The bacteria and yeast trapped in these hair tools can lead to irritation and can eventually lead to clogging of hair follicles, causing the hair to break.


Why You Need to Replace Your Hair Combs & Brushes

Your hairbrushes and combs contain bacteria and dust that build up on daily basis. This kind of bacteria clings to your hair tools and is usually impossible to remove. So, if you have dandruff on your scalp and comb your hair with these infected hair tools, you are simply reintroducing dandruff back to the hair. This is the reason why most people find it very difficult to treat dandruff. Dandruff keeps entering back to your hair through the infected combs.

Also, if your hairbrush has missing bristles, it will not brush your effectively, you will end up damaging your hair and causing split ends.


How to Clean Your Hair Combs / Brushes

Use your fingers to pull out all build-up hairs. Rinse them with warm water and few drops of shampoo. Shake it for some minutes and leave it to dry.

Plastic hair combs & brushes should be left inside a bowl of water for about 20-25 minutes to soak out all the bad stuff.


Signs You Should Replace Your Hair Combs & Brushes

You need to replace your hair combs & brushes once you notice missing spokes or bristles or when it’s super dirty and can’t be cleaned. If your hair comb is too dirty, you can’t just remove the hair and lint, simply replace them. Also when they are cracked at the ends, replace them to avoid damaging your hair.


How Often Should You Replace Your Hair Combs?

It is advisable to replace them every 6-12 months especially if it’s a plastic comb. How long your hair comb last depends on the quality of the comb, the type and texture of your natural hair, the hair treatments, and products you use according to hair experts.

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