Hair Care

How To Care For Your Hair Tools

It’s easy to neglect taking care of our hair tools and depending on how often you use them, product buildup could lead to the accumulation of dirt and germs that have harmful effects to your hair. The frequency with which you use your hair tools would determine how often you need to wash and clean them. Personally, I choose a day of the week to do that.


Combs & Brushes

  • Remove hairs and other materials on the brush/comb with the use of a long thin material (e.g, the end of a rat tail comb, toothpick).
  • Fill up your sink or a bowl with warm water and add some shampoo.
  • Let it soak for a bit.
  • Use an old to gently clean the soaked brush/comb.
  • Rinse and place on a clean surface to dry.

Note: Do not soak metal combs/brushes, use a soft cleaning cloth and an alcohol rub to get rid of dirt.

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Hair Accessories

This includes your head clips, bands, ties, scrunchies, e.t.c. Soak them in a bowl of warm water with shampoo and rub against each other, rinse and place on a clean surface to dry.

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Curlers, Flat-irons and Blowdryers

It’s easy to get product build-up on heat styling tools from heat protectant and oils, this buildup eventually attracts dust and other dirt.

  • Make sure the styling tool is unplugged.
  • Dampen a cleaning cloth with a mix of water and shampoo
  • Use the cloth to wipe the tool
  • Allow to airdry.


  • Use a clean cloth and rubbing alcohol to wipe and get rid of dirt.


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12 thoughts on “How To Care For Your Hair Tools”

  1. Reblogged this on The Budget Bella and commented:

    Oh well….. I never used to pay attention to washing hair brushes..
    I take off the hairs in them and clean with a menthylated spirit, till we meet again.😂😂 Here’s what Alex of nappyhaired has to say about cleaning hair tools and accessories.

    You all should check out her blog as well…..

    Have a fabulous weekend


  2. I believe I’m guilty of neglect . What I basically do is clean my comb after use and not thoroughly just some wipes her and there till next time we meet again. Now I know better thanks Alex.


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