Archive for the Combs Category

Cleaning Your Hair Tools

Posted in Brushes, Cleaning Tools, Combs, Tools on September 28, 2009 by fancee

Keeping your hair tools clean is a must for keeping your hair clean and healthy. There are a couple of different ways you can do this – the boiling water method and the baking soda method.

Boiling Water Method

  1. Remove all the hair from your hair tools. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out of a brush.
  2. Boil about 4 cups of water.
  3. Pour the boiling water into a large bowl.
  4. Add about 1/2 tsp. of baby shampoo or a clarifying shampoo and stir.
  5. Put your combs, brushes and hair clips into the water and let them sit for about an hour.
  6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.

Baking Soda Method

  1. Remove all the hair from your hair tools. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out of a brush.
  2. Find a tall, narrow container (such as a tall drinking glass or vase) that will hold all your hair tools you wish to clean.
  3. Fill the container 3/4 full with hot tap water (so the baking soda will dissolve).
  4. Add 1 tsp. of baking soda to the water and gently stir.
  5. Put your combs and brushes into the water and let them sit for at least an hour.
  6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.

Removing Buildup

If you are a gel, mousse, or hairspray user, you will have a buildup on your combs/brushes. If you have buildup on your comb, you’ll notice a fuzzy looking coating on them when you remove them from the baking soda water or the detergent water.

  1. Since you have already soaked the combs for an hour in either baking soda or shampoo, the buildup can be gently wiped off with the bristles of an old toothbrush under running water. The bristles can get into the tiny spaces of a comb and clean it properly.
  2. Give your combs one final rinse under running water to make sure all the buildup is removed.
  3. Place them on a towel to air-dry.

No matter what method you choose to use, the entire process should take no more than one hour. It may take less time if you are cleaning your tools on a regular basis.

Have a happy and healthy hair day!


Tyra Banks hair…Do you care?

Posted in Breakage, Celebrities, Combs, Growing long hair, Sebastian Potion 9, Wet hair on September 9, 2009 by fancee

OK, I guess I should just get this over with. The Internet has been buzzing about Tyra Banks debuting her real hair. Well, a lot of us have been doing this for a long time, but let me give her the shine she so desperately yearns for. Thank you ET for providing this clip.

Not too shabby, Tyra. I hope it’s healthy!

Let’s get to the important part of her show. Tyra then allows the studio audience to feel through her hair to make sure there aren’t any tracks, or anything else fake to enhance the look of the hair. Whatever! My issue is the handling of her wet hair. Her stylist is all up in there with a small tooth comb. Wet hair and small tooth combs don’t mix! That’s a recipe for hair breakage and a bit of pain if you ask me. Check out the stylist getting it in on her hair…Lawd have us mercy…

Tyra Banks Gets Real About Hair at The Insider

How I handle my wet hair
  1. I saturate my hair in the shower with a conditioner while it is wet.
  2. After a few minutes, I go ahead and separate my hair (with fingers) into four (4) sections.
  3. I start to detangle each section with a wide tooth shower comb. After each section is nicely detangled, I go ahead and rinse the conditioner out of my head. If I detangled my hair properly, I shouldn’t have to run a comb through the hair again.
  4. Out of the shower I apply my leave in conditioner. I always choose a leave in that has excellent slip like Sebastian Potion 9 wearable treatment. This allows me to finger comb and style as necessary without ripping through my fragile wet hair.
  5. I will then allow my hair to air dry in two braids or a loose bun.

There should be minimal hair loss if I am extremely careful. Treat your hair like fine silk and NEVER do the following:

  • Comb wet hair with a fine tooth comb
  • Flip your wet hair over and begin to rub it with a towel. Not only will your hair be in knots, but you will probably find lots of strands of hair in the towel.
  • Be rough! The ends of your hair are the oldest and you are trying to retain them in order to gain length. Handle them with care 🙂

Ciao for now!