How to Make Homemade Comb and Brush Cleaner

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It's sometimes tough to get the tooth or bristle base of your comb or hairbrush really clean. The residue from hair gels, spray and even skin cells can leave a white, oily layer on them. Use a simple recipe to get them as clean as new.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 teaspoon cheap shampoo (pick a scent if you like)
  • 1/2 cup ammonia (this comes in lemon, too)
  • 1 gallon water
  • Towel
  • Run a comb through all your brushes and pull out all the hair you can.

  • Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl large enough to accommodate the brushes and combs you want to clean.

  • Submerge your combs and brushes in the bowl. You can also clean curlers and curling iron add-ons such as brush attachments. Let them all soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove your hair accessories and make sure they're really clean. If not, run them under the tap and return them to soak a little more.

  • Rinse the combs and brushes really well with warm water. You can tap the combs and brushes against the sink to take out excess water. Lay them on a towel and let them air-dry.

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