Clean Your Combs and Brushes with Listerine and Baking Soda

How to Clean Your Combs and Brushes with Listerine and Baking Soda


The best way to extend the life of your combs and brushes is to take care of them.  When your hair tools get all gunky after a while, it can be tempting to just toss them in the trash and replace them with new ones.  But that isn’t necessary!  You can just clean them and bring them back to fresh, clean life again.

To clean your brush (or comb), first remove as much hair as possible from the bristles. Then create a solution of warm water with a healthy splash of Listerine and a good shake of baking soda. Mix all together and let soak for 30 minutes. Rinse with clean water.' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This sounds like a great idea! I will have to try it. Is it all right to use this cleaning technique on boar’s bristle brushes?

  2. What a great idea! Thanks!

  3. Hmm. I would have never thought of that but your brush looks brand new. I have to have my Daughter try that with her brush! thanks..


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