Let’s face it. Your hair brushes get dirty. They’re probably more polluted than you think. So why not clean them? It’s not like your hair will get any cleaner if you leave it in a dirty brush. I know that sounds gross but hear me out.
Cleaning your brushes regularly will help keep breakouts at bay and prevent bacteria from spreading throughout your home — especially if you share bathroom space with other people in your household.
How to clean your hair brushes – The complete guide
Time needed: 12 hours
- Gather up your hair brushes.
To give your hair brushes a thorough cleaning, you’ll need to gather them up. If you have a lot of brushes—and if you’re serious about making sure they’re clean, don’t skimp on the number of brushes—you may want to gather your collection in one place before getting started.
The next step is to remove any excess hair from your bristle brush (if it has bristles). This critical step will help prevent clogs and make future cleaning easier.
- Remove any hair from the brush.
If there’s any lint or hair left in the bristles, using a comb will help get it out. Using a toothbrush, remove stray hairs; be gentle, so you don’t ruin your brush! Once you’ve got all the hair out of your brush, it’s time to turn the meeting over and start cleaning.
- Scrub it with baking soda and water to remove any product buildup.
To remove any product and oil buildup, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water to form a paste. Then, scrub away at your brushes for about five minutes. This is an easy way to get off all that gunk!
Baking soda is a gentle abrasive that cleanses your brushes without damaging them. It also has other uses like odor remover, deodorizer, and stain remover.
- Rinse with warm water.
Rinse your brushes with warm water, using a small amount of shampoo.
Rinse thoroughly until all traces of residue are removed from the brush head and handle.
Drain the sink or tub where you’re rinsing your brushes, then use a towel to remove excess water from each brush.
- Lay a towel and let them dry overnight
This will protect your counter from water spots or stains since you don’t want to ruin your brushes with moisture.
You’ll also use the towel to cover up the carpet if there’s any spillage.
Even if the brush is arid, wait until morning before using it again so it doesn’t get sticky with leftover products overnight.
Hair brushing is a crucial component of a daily regimen. It helps remove dead skin cells and debris, keeping your scalp healthy and fresh. But if you’re anything like me, you probably have several brushes in your bathroom cabinet at any time—some for daily use and others for special occasions.
I was always taught that if a brush isn’t used on your head, it should be stored on its side so the bristles don’t get bent out of shape (or worse).
I hope this guide explains to you How to clean your hair brushes. Cleaning your hair brushes is easy and will help keep them in the best condition. It’s also important to remember that not all brushes are created equal, so choose one with bristles that you like.