Making it Shine
The Two-Step Process to Cleaning Your Hairbrushes
Cleaning your hairbrushes doesn’t have to be a big chore if you do it often enough. Here are my tips for cleaning your hairbrushes and how often you should clean them.
Step 1: Keep Up with it Daily
Daily maintenance of your hairbrushes should take no more than 2 minutes tops. All you have to do is run a rattail comb through it to get all the hair out. Don’t have a rattail comb? Use a pen, pencil, or anything that will get in between those bristles.
Use a pen, pencil, or anything that will get in between those bristles. Grab the hair that surfaces and toss it in the trash. Doing this daily will not only keep your brush from gathering clumps of hair, but it will also make it much easier to perform a deep clean on it when needed.
Step 2: Deep Clean with Shampoo
Deep cleaning your hairbrush is something I recommend doing once a month. This step is also really easy to do, especially if you’re keeping up with Step 1 daily. Here’s the simple four step process for deep cleaning your hairbrushes:
- Fill a bowl with warm water and swirl your brush around in the water.
- Take an old toothbrush and pour some baby shampoo on it. Run the toothbrush through the bristles of the hairbrush, making sure to get the base really well. This will help remove any buildup left from any hair products you use.
- Swirl hairbrush around in the bowl of water to remove all the shampoo.
- Shake water out of the brush and lay it down on a towel with the bristles facing down. This will help keep any water from seeping into the base of the brush, causing mold underneath where you can’t see it.
That’s all folks! How easy was that?! Regular maintenance on your hairbrushes will help them last longer and perform better.
And if I’m being quite honest, how gross is it when you go to grab your hairbrush and there’s old hair sticking out of it everywhere?? And all that white stuff that sticks to the bristles….ya, that’s going right back into your hair.
Trust me, cleaning your hairbrush on a regular basis really isn’t that hard as long as you keep up with it!
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