By Andrea Cespedes

Just as hair products and oil can build up in your hair, they can accumulate on your comb. With everyday use, a comb can quickly attract unwanted debris that can transfer to your locks, leaving them dull and dirty. Therefor, it's crucial to properly clean your combs on a regular basis, to ensure your hair is always looking its very best.

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Woman holding up a comb.

How to Clean

Place a plastic comb in the dishwasher for easy cleaning -- just remove any hair caught in the teeth first to prevent drain clogs. Alternatively, take the plastic comb with you into the shower and rub it with a dab of shampoo under warm water. You can also use shampoo to clean the comb in the sink. If your comb has a film on it from hairstyling products, soak it in a small amount of baking soda and water, and then gently rub it with your fingers or scrub it with a clean toothbrush.