A dry cleaning method may allow you to maintain the wood-based brush adequately. Follow your brush manufacturers instructions on how to clean your brush. Next, clean a tangled Neem wood comb using a cloth, and spread some oil all over a Neem wood comb after washing it to wipe down the wood comb.
Keep the wood comb clean by removing all the hairs from your comb after using and do not forget to keep yours either on dry surfaces or in a dry cupboard or drawer. Once it is cleaned to your satisfaction, put a small amount of oil (the kind you would use for your hair) onto either side of your wooden comb, then rub gently with your fingers so the oil is spread evenly across.
After, clean your detangled comb with a cloth, then spread some oil over the entire comb after you have cleaned it of any water. Clean between the teeth of the comb, but be sure to avoid using water to rinse the oil off your comb. Wipe excess dripping oil off of the surface of your comb, and then store somewhere dry so that you can keep it away from heat sources for the time being.
Then, using an old toothbrush, or the same toothbrush that you use to brush your hair, clean your combs with soapy hot water to get rid of any mud or buildup. If you have over-built up hair products, soak your clean toothbrush in a little dried baking soda and keep brushing. Without frequent cleaning, all this residue will build up on your hair every time you use the brush.
Keep in mind, that when your hairbrush is full of old hair and bacteria, you are brushing this same bacteria back into your hair and redistributing it to your scalp. When you use a dirty hairbrush or comb, all of this dirt, oils, and gunk gets right back in your hair. If your wood-based brush is unclean, then when you use it, you are placing many substances that came out of your hair back in it.
The static effect of a plastic or metal comb causes dirt from oils to adhere to the comb, And when you use that same comb again over the same head, this causes dirt to build up in your hair. When using hard water for washing your hair, it leaves some minerals on the scalp that have not been dissolved.
Remove Dirt & Foreign Particles
When you brush your hair gently with wood, the dirt & foreign particles are flushed out of the hair. A clean brush or comb removes the gunk from the hair, distributing your hair’s natural oils from your scalp down to the length of the hair, causing it to be smoothed down the process. Brushes help in removing entanglements while natural oils are distributed evenly to your scalp and your length.
Removal is done simply by holding any strands trapped inside the brush, then pulling them away from our wood or bamboo hairbrushes with gentle tugging. As a first step in cleaning your wood hairbrush, you will need to pull out chunks of clumping hair from the bottom of the bristles. The bottom of the bristles The bottom of the bristles. It is good practice to regularly remove tangled hairs from around your bristles, even when not doing a full cleaning.
If there is lint left behind from the cleaning for the type of bristles that your brush has, as recommended above, use your toothbrush to sweep lint off of the bottom of your brush.
Use the toothbrush for additional cleaning If you have a really dirty brush, you may need to use an old toothbrush to clean both the base and the bristles. Rinse and Dry Once you are done cleaning the hairbrush, rinse it under a stream of cold water.
Every hairbrush needs to be cleaned at least monthly, more often if you have long hair, use lots of hair products, or suffer from dandruff or other scalp conditions.
How frequently do you need to clean?
This also depends on how much hair products you use; if you use lots of hair products, your brushes and combs get dirtier faster. If you have really long hair, or you use lots of styling products, you might have to clean the tools every couple weeks.
Soak the wood combs in a mix of warm water and very mild soap for 2-3 minutes, similar to the kind of soap that you would use for cleaning your lava beads, silicone ear plugs, and shungite rocks.
Pour a half cup of vinegar in half a cup of warm water, then soak all of your brushes and combs in that for about a half-hour.
If there is the residue left over from using the brush, put dental floss, or maybe string, in between your teeth to remove debris. Lay your cleaned combs out on the towel to absorb any oils overnight.
Washing your wood combs in water
A wood comb should never be soaked. For example, whenever a person oils their hair, they should rub a drop of oil into their comb. Good care and cleaning of a wood comb can help it last for a lifetime. Nurturing hair naturally A wood comb distributes the natural oils of the scalp easier across all hair strands, as oils do not get stuck instead on metal or plastic like in the conventional comb.
Usually, you can get out all of your hair using your fingers, but for the hardy hairs (in, say, a round-bristle brush), pull using the tail of the mousetail comb, or a small pair of scissors.
Remove Hair Use the end of a rat tail comb (a kind of brush that has a long, pointy end) to pull the hair from the base of your brush. Start by removing as much hair as you can from the hair on the bristles using the end of the rattail comb, your fingers, or a tweezer.