The Really Quick Hair Hygiene Task You’re Probably Skipping

Last updated on August 20th, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Most people are so focused on doing the most common tasks when it comes to hair care. Yet, there’s one thing I’m willing to bet many folks skip. Cleaning you hair tools!

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The focus is so much on actual “hair care.” We tend to spend our time on things such as:

There’s nothing wrong with those things. In fact, you should be doing every single one of them.

Yet, while all of that is great, that one little but impactful action of cleaning your hair tools should not be overlooked!

Yes, it’s that simple but that big of a deal as well. When is the last time you cleaned those items? Tools like:

Common Hair Tools to Clean

  • Hair rollers
  • Hair shears
  • Head scarves
  • Satin bonnets
  • Satin pillowcases (silk too!)
  • Combs
  • Brushes

And, I’m not talking about a rinse to remove residual dirt and oil. We’re talking about cleaning them thoroughly with soap, water, and maybe even a bit of alcohol.

Many scalp infections and stinky heads can be prevented by simply cleaning the items you use to care for your hair.

Cleaning Satin Bonnets & Pillowcases

Let’s start with a video on how to clean your satin bonnet & pillowcases:

YouTube video

Cleaning Your Hair Tools & Accessories – links

Moving right along, you’ll find links to other useful sources around the web on cleaning the rest of your hair tools:

How to Clean Hair Brushes & Combs: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/hair/advice/a40904/how-to-clean-hair-brushes/

How to Clean Your Hair Tools:
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/how-to-clean-hair-tools

Quick and Dirty Tips: Cleaning Your Hair Tools
https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-hair-type-4a/quick-and-dirty-tips-cleaning-your-hair-tools

How Often to Clean Hair Tools

Now that you have some pretty great resources for providing instruction on cleaning your hair tools and accessories, you may be wondering how often you should clean them?

The answer is: It depends.

How often you clean your hair tools depends solely on how often you use them.

For example, if you only pull out your hair rollers for special occasions you can clean them less frequently. Just make sure you are storing them in a manner that prevents dust from accumulating on them.

For hair accessories you use more often (like combs), you should aim to clean them at least weekly. If you use a lot of oils and products in your hair, you may need to clean them multiple times per week.

A good rule of thumb is if you can see, feel (or smell) dirt or oil on your hair tools, it’s probably time to clean them….and thoroughly.

How do you pair your hair hygiene with cleaning your hair tools?

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2 Comments

  1. Deva To You says:

    Awesome I am so glad I found your channel. I have been looking for help with my natural thing hair.. I do where wigs often but I love My natural hair and I take care of it as if I was going to where a twist out which I always do on weekends..(my hubby loves it). So thank you for your help and support ❤️ and information

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