5-Minute Tip on How to Clean Wooden Combs!

Can a dirty wooden comb damage hair? 

A dirty wooden comb can actually do more harm than good. Regardless of material, neem, bamboo, and sandalwood can contain dirt, product, and oil buildup, which leads to hair damage. Keeping your hair brush clean is key to maintaining healthy Hair and enhancing the life of your hair brush.

Our guide is structured to provide you with a quick and easy clean wooden comb process. We’ll also share some tips for choosing the right comb and offer additional maintenance advice and bonus tip.

So, let’s get started and make your Hair happy! đŸ˜Š

Why We Should Clean Wooden Comb?

Cleaning your wooden brush is important for several reasons:

  • Hygiene: Like other comb; wooden combs also attract dirt, oils, and particles from Hair. Regular cleaning prevents bacteria and fungi buildup.
  • For Hair Health: A Clean comb will boost hair health by 60%.
  • Lifespan: Proper maintenance of the wooden comb will extend its lifespan.

Some quick benefits of using wooden brush:

  • Gentler on Hair: It helps to reduce static and breakage compared to plastic combs 
  • Maintain Scalp Health: It improves scalp blood circulation, which leads to hair growth.
  • Reduces Frizz: It distributes natural oils from your scalp more evenly throughout your Hair
  • Anti-Bacterial Properties: Wood-like neem has natural antibacterial properties, helping to keep the comb clean and hygienic.
  • Suitable for All Hair Types: A wooden comb works well whether you have straight, thick, or curly Hair

Easy Steps to Clean Wooden Hairbrush (With water)

  1. Removing loose Hair and debris to ease the cleaning process.
  2. Make a mixture of warm water + oil + mild soap or shampoo.
  3. Soak the comb in this mixture for 2 minutes.
  4. Use an old toothbrush to clean between brushes and a soft cloth to wipe extra water.
  5. Air dry your comb.

Tip: Once dry, Just apply a little bit of hair oil on both sides to make a protective film.

Oil-based cleaning (Without water)

  1. Use a clean cloth and add any lightweight carrier oil  (olive oil, coconut oil) on one side. 
  2. Rub it all around with your wooden comb.
  3. Use the old toothbrush to clean dirt in gaps.
  4. Finally, use the other side of the cloth to wipe it.

Tips to choose The Right comb for your Hair?  

Choosing the best wooden brush for your Hair depends on your hair type, scalp health, and budget. If you are looking for a rounder comb, then the neem wood comb is your perfect choice.

Check out the comparison below to pick the best one for your needs!

FeatureNeem Wood CombBamboo Wood Comb Sandalwood Comb
Antibacterial/Antifungal YesNoNo
Scalp SoothingHelps with dandruffNoCalming Effect
Shine EnhancementGoodGoodExcellent
SustainabilityFast-growing, readily availableFast-growing, readily availableSlow-growing, more regulated harvesting
Static ReductionExcellentGoodExcellent
Hair DetanglingGood for fine to medium hairGood for all hair typesGood for all hair types

Additional Tips on maintaining wooden comb

How often do you clean a wood comb?

  • For Daily usage – You can clean it in 1 week, depending upon usage 
  • For Occasionally usage – It’s best to clean every two weeks
  • For Dry Hair Type – It is best to clean every two week
  • For Oily hair Type– It’s best to clean it every week.

Signs a wood comb needs replacing (cracks, teeth missing, excessive buildup).

⭐Bonus Tip:

  • Use this lightweight carrier oil (Coconut oil, Olive oil, Almond oil) to increase the lifespan of your wooden comb.
  • Apply two drops of any essential oil to your comb and brush it all over your Hair to get maximum benefits.

Do You Know?

Delve into the fascinating history of wooden combs, which dates back an impressive 5,000 years!  These combs are typically crafted from boxwood, cherry wood, or other fine-grained wood. High-quality wooden combs are often handmade and polished, a testament to the enduring craftsmanship behind this essential hair care tool.

Reference – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comb


Taking a few minutes to clean your wooden comb regularly isn’t just about hygiene, it’s about promoting healthy Hair and extending the life of your comb. With our simple cleaning methods, helpful tips for choosing the right comb, and bonus advice, you can keep your wooden brush gliding smoothly through your Hair for years to come. So ditch the dirt and buildup and embrace the natural benefits of a clean wooden comb for healthy, beautiful Hair.  

Ready to give your wooden comb a new lease on life? 

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Carrie N. Thomas

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