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How much should I comb my hair?

11 November, 2015

Question:

I have wavy hair, and pretty much every time I comb it, hair comes out on the comb. This even happens when I am able to run the comb through the hair without hitting any knots.

When I go to the mikvah, do I need to keep combing until no hair comes out on the comb, or can I stop after there are no more knots? Currently, I try my best to keep going until there is no hair on the comb, but this is often quite time consuming, and I don't want to do it unless it is necessary.

Thank you for your help.


Answer:

It is not necessary to comb your hair until you no longer see hairs on the comb. You should just brush/comb your hair to remove any knots. While you should try to remove any visible or noticeable loose hairs from your back/body, any loose hairs that remain are not considered a chatzitzah.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

B'Hatzlacha!


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