How to Clean a Pressing Comb

By James Idakula

Pressing combs are specially made combs that are used for general hair styling, but are mainly used for straightening coarse or curly hair. The combs are heated on open flames, or through an electric power supply, and are passed through hair to smooth out and relax strands. With much use, heat and chemicals used in hair, as well as hair itself, can form a grunge that can build up on the surface and in between the teeth of the pressing comb. Pressing combs need to be kept clean to be used efficiently.

Clean a pressing comb the right way.

Step 1

Wrap up the power chord and secure it with a rubber band if the model of brush is powered by electricity. This will prevent any electrical hazards and keep the brush from water damage.

Step 2

Hold the comb under running water and use a toothbrush to remove any hair or loose dirt.

Step 3

Fill a tall container three fourths of the way with water, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and stir gently.

Step 4

Place the comb inside the container and allow it to soak for one hour or more for combs with heavy dirt.

Step 5

Remove the brush from the container and hold it under running water, while using a toothbrush to scrub loose any dirt or buildup left on the brush. The bristles of the brush are tiny enough to get in between the combs teeth.

Step 6

Rinse the brush clean and place it on a towel to air dry.