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A comb may not be able to eat despite the fact that it has wide teeth. But, it definitely urges you to take care of it and you don’t seem to understand it.
Do you ask yourself where your dandruff goes after residing on your scalp? Exactly, it goes right to your comb. And whenever you comb your hair, this enables the comb to put dandruff back to the hair again. Just think of the whole cycle, doesn’t it feel awful.
That’s why we have thought to let you know why you should clean the comb and how you can do it.
Step 1: Pull all the hair out of the comb
This is the very first step that you must follow to make the cleaning process easier. It’s obvious that your comb is meant to have bunches of your hair. And you should have it removed.
You will get a lot of tricks to remove the hair. Below you will get some of them
- Pull out hair manually:
One of the most tiresome jobs. But hey, if the comb has less amount of hair, this will not be a bad idea. Pull out hair with your fingers from the comb to make the latter hair-free.
- Pull out hair with a toothpick.
You can also opt for a toothpick to take the hair out of the comb. Place the toothpick in between the bristles and pull it upward. Keep on doing it until the comb gets completely free of hair.
- Pull out hair with a comb.
This can an easy way to remove the hair. All you will need is to slide the comb through the bristles and pull it upward. This will help loosen the tangled hair wrapped around the bristles and let you remove the hair easily.
Step 2: Cleanup the comb
Now, you will do the actual cleanup job. But before that, you have to take some preparation. First, you will need to gather all the stuff that you will be using for cleaning the comb.
Here are the things you may need:
- Warm water
- Tea tree essential oil
- Baking soda
- Baby shampoo
- Fill a medium-sized bowl with warm water. After that, add 2 drops of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 5 drops of oil and 2 drops of baby shampoo to the bowl filled with water. Mix the solution properly.
- Grab a cheap disposable toothbrush and apply the mixture to it.
- After that, scrub the pad and bristles gently. Make sure, your toothbrush reaches the very narrow area where the bristles are connected to the base. Apply the mixture to the toothbrush again if you think the latter has run out of the mixture.
- Then, dip the comb into the bowl. Such mixture is a great way to dissolve the oil and grease from the comb. Let the comb absorb the mixture properly and wait until all dandruff and dirt get eliminated. It will take about 20 minutes at least.
Step 3: Rinse the comb
After you are done cleaning the comb, rinse it well in cold water. You can dip it into a separate water bowl or put it under the tap. This way, you will be able to wipe the mixture properly from the comb.
Next, shake the comb so you can remove excess water.
Step 4: Dry the comb
Afterward, wrap your comb with a clean towel so you can dry it well. It will take hours to dry. You can either air dry it or use a hairdryer if you are in a hurry.
It is recommended that you don’t leave the comb outside. This will make the comb dustier.
Some common questions:
What is dandruff?
Dandruff is a kind of common condition which forms flakes of dead skin cells while making the scalp itchy. Skin cells on the scalp get continuously replaced and shed. If these cells start to split more rapidly than they are flaked, then this is how it forms those flakes. Thus, the excessive growth of cells leads to buildup on the surface of the scalp which causes shedding and as a result: dandruff. Moreover, another common fungus namely Malassezia can also become one of the causes of dandruff. It dwells in the scalp of adults mostly without causing any issues. However, there is one theory that says, the person’s immune system with dandruff can overreact to Malassezia.
How often should you clean the comb?
It is very essential to make a routine for comb maintenance. The rule of thumb is that the more dandruff you have and the more you use styling products, the more frequently you should clean up the comb. Because, if you don’t clean, it will put all the flakes right back on to your scalp which can make the condition of your dandruff worse.
However, it is better to clean the comb twice a week. Or four times a month will do as well if you don’t have enough time.
Why should you clean the comb?
There are a lot of reasons why you should even clean the comb. But one of the major reasons is to keep your hair healthy. As it has been mentioned above, keeping the comb as it is with dandruff will put it back on your scalp. And imagine, the comb does not only attract all the dead cells, but it also compiles hair product buildup, oils, and dirt from the environment as well. And this makes the comb gross and you don’t want to use an unpleasant comb on your hair right? And when you have dandruff, cleanup becomes a must.
Cleaning the comb is a boring job. But if you wish to keep your hair healthy, then the first job is to keep the comb clean. However, we have tried to keep the procedure of cleaning it as simple as we could. Once you start following it, you will be able to notice a big difference in your hair.