The Prophet Muhammad SAW has taught us how to live a complete way of life. In every aspect of life, the details have been taught. In this chapter, it is important to know and understand that the combing of the hair is recommended in Islam. Rasulullah SAW has urged us to do so.
Aishah RA says:
"I used to comb the hair of Rasulullah (SAW), even when I was in the state of menstruation."
The scholars of Islam has defined that the above narration provides proof that it permissible for a woman in her menses to look after and serve her husband. It is hereby clear that menstruation does not render the whole body of a woman become unclean. Although, It is forbidden for a husband to have coitus with his wife when she is menstruating, she should not be discriminated in any emotional or physical way which is common to husbands and wives.
Anas bin Malik RA reports:
"Rasulullah (SAW) often rubbed oil in his head and also often combed his beard. He put a cloth over his head, which became like an oil cloth due to the frequent use of oil."
The clothing becomes oiled due to the use of oil, and this was against the noble habit of Rasulullah SAW, who liked cleanliness. Rasulullah SAW put a cloth over his head so that the amaamah (turban) etc. did not become stained.