Unkempt hairbrushes and combs quickly accumulate loose hairs, product residue and dust mites which create unsightly clumps of filth that make the brush or comb appear dirty while possibly leading to scalp irritation.
Stylists and salon owners use a combination of warm water, shampoo and chemical disinfectant solution to clean brushes thoroughly after each use. After which they rinse and dry them thoroughly.
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Comfortel Presto is an electric hair brush cleaner designed to make salons’ lives easier by quickly and efficiently eliminating shedded hair from brushes quickly and efficiently. Shedded hair can be difficult to manually remove and it is crucial that all combs and brushes are free from hair strands before welcoming a new client into their chair – shed hair may cause irritation, swelling and even block hair follicles!
The Presto is an Australian-designed product that simplifies the manual process of cleaning and removing shed hair from hair brushes. Its Patent Pending Cyclonic Cleaning Technology is an essential feature of salons which prioritize hygiene and cleanliness; simply insert the brush into its pod, watch as shedded hair dissipates magically before being collected in its removable canister for touchless disposal.
With regular brush cleanings and the Comfortel Presto’s sleek design, paired with proper care and maintenance it can extend the lifespan and reduce infection risks of hair brushes. Perfectly fitting into modern salon interiors.
As a professional stylist, your clients place great trust in you with their hair. Your clients will more likely sit confidently in your chair if their combs and brushes are clean, safe, and hygienic – thus keeping a set of tidy combs and brushes should always be top priority for every stylist whether working in salon or at home.
Apart from its obvious health and hygiene advantages, there are other important reasons why your combs and brushes must be regularly cleaned after each use. Not only can it prevent infections, but regular brush cleaning can extend their lives significantly as well as keep them functioning at their best for longer. While cleaning is an important first step, disinfection must follow to kill off germs or bacteria. Barbicide provides the ideal disinfectant solution that quickly and easily mixes with water for use by sponge, mop or spray application.
Comfortel Brush Cleanser
Brushes and combs can accumulate an array of filth, including natural oils, sweat from your scalp, buildup from leave-in conditioners, gels, shampoos or sprays as well as dirt, dead skin cells, dust mites and microbes such as bacteria or yeast. Unclean brushes transfer this grime onto your locks causing irritation, swelling, itching clogged follicles dandruff as well as painful detangling processes that reduce effectiveness.
Though most people understand that they should regularly clean and disinfect their makeup brushes, fewer take the same measures with regard to hairbrushes. Failing to regularly cleanse hairbrushes could result in gunk from dirty brushes transferring back onto clean strands causing oily scalp, dandruff or other complications with your scalp or even cause further issues like lice infestation.
If you’re shopping for a new hairbrush, make sure it is made of durable yet easy-to-clean material, without animal fur. A quality brush should last about two years before it needs replacing.
When cleaning your hairbrushes, choose a clarifying shampoo or liquid soap free from parabens and sulfates to effectively remove oils and grime from them, while non-toxic soap will dissolve sticky residues to make your brushes easier to rinse.
Before washing your hair brushes, add one tablespoon of baking soda to your shampoo as an additional natural, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaners – this works particularly well in getting rid of stubborn grease and dirt from them!
Once your brushes have been washed, use a disinfectant to kill any remaining germs on them. A popular choice among many hair brush disinfectants on the market is Barbicide; however there are also plenty of others which work just as effectively or better – you could even opt for UV light-based hair brush sanitizers which kill germs instantly!
As a professional hairdresser, you understand the value of cleanliness and hygiene in your salon. A clean set of tools is key to creating a welcoming atmosphere for clients, which is why many stylists now opt for rotary brush cleaners with tiny fine bristles to quickly eliminate grime after each client visit.
Comfortel Brush Disinfectant
Hair brushes can be an incubator of germs. Over time they collect dead skin cells, oil from the scalp, product residue and product build-up from use – materials which, left unchecked and undisinfected can lead to clogged bristles, pins and hardware failures, potentially leading to conditions like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis if left alone – not to mention spreading residue throughout your scalp and onto clean hair!
Comfortel Brush Disinfectant is a product used by salons and barbers to quickly and effectively clean combs, brushes and other tools quickly and effectively. Additionally, this solution can also be used to disinfect sink basins, chrome, chair rims and vinyl upholstery – and its quick-contact formula dries quickly in less than one minute – meeting EPA requirements for daily disinfection in under an hour and offering an alternative way of disinfection than submerging your brushes in Barbicide solutions.
Hairdressers and barbers regularly disinfect their combs and brushes in order to ensure client health and safety. A dirty comb or brush may contain bacteria, yeast, oils from scalp hair that cause irritations and even permanent hair loss, so cleaning and disinfecting between clients is vital for keeping their instruments in tiptop condition.
While soaking may work for some, Villa recommends another method of cleansing: Ship-Shape Comb & Brush Cleaner is used first to remove lotions, dyes, gels and sprays before placing the tool into a container of Barbicide for 10 minutes to disinfect and clean it further.
Salons and barbershops should use both Comfortel Brush Disinfectant as well as an efficient hair tool brush cleaner like the Comfortel Presto to provide effective dust collection of hair product particles, thus eliminating hand washing of brushes that is time consuming and tedious. Clarifying shampoo can also be used to cleanse and deodorize brushes; adding baking soda can further eject sticky debris from their bristles for easier sanitization.
Comfortel Brush Sanitizer
Salons have always understood the value of providing their clients with clean, disinfected combs and brushes; during a pandemic it becomes even more crucial that hairdressers take appropriate measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of those visiting for haircut or color services.
Hairbrushes and combs that aren’t regularly cleaned become breeding grounds for germs and bacteria (including yeast, bacteria and dust mites) which can then wreak havoc with your scalp causing irritation, swelling, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis among other conditions. Dirty brushes also transfer grime back onto hair strands they brush through which can then cause further problems like irritations swelling dandruff seborrheic dermatitis among other conditions.
Hair and dirt buildup on combs or brushes can lead to mechanical damage as well. Clogged bristles or pins may prevent free movement during cleaning and disinfection processes and could even snap off during this process. A dirty brush could also tangle or knot hair leading to painful brushing sessions as well as possible hair breakage.
Salons must disinfect their combs and brushes after every client to protect themselves and their clients, using Barbicide (a strong yet fast-acting chemical solution which kills most germs in under 10 minutes), which can be used in either sinks, bowls, or mixed with water for easier application. Many salons even keep jars of Barbicide on their counters so hairdressers and stylists can quickly dip their combs and brushes between clients.
As with other chemicals, hairdressers and stylists should strictly abide by the directions on the Barbicide bottle when disinfecting hairbrushes with it. In order to properly cleanse a brush for disinfecting purposes, the head of it should be immersed into a solution for 20 minutes while leaving its handle out – as submersion could bend or break its bristles during cleaning and disinfection processes.
Some hairdressers and stylists also utilize products beyond those listed above, including rubbing alcohol or vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting purposes. Vinegar is an all-natural cleaning solution, known to kill germs and mildew effectively when used post-cleaning of brushes; one part white vinegar in a bowl large enough to hold your brush should do just the trick. Leave the head of the brush immersed for up to 20 minutes in this solution, before rinsing thoroughly under running water.