I was led to share the following with readers, just to keep the old ways alive.
Hair brushes can be used for spiritual cleansings. You brush yourself off with them just like you would use an egg, broom, feather duster, bible, chicken foot, or whatever you use. Just be sure to cleanse the brush after using it.
Hair brushes can also be used for bad stuff but I won't be telling any readers about that other than saying that hair brushes are of course the best way to get hair from a person other than trying to pluck it out of their heads!