How often do you clean your hairbrushes?
Like all your beauty tools, hairbrushes get dirty with repeated use. Along with clumps of broken hair and product residue, dust mites, dead skin cells and oils can build up on it.
As consequence, the risk of you getting an infection is super high, which can cause a dry and itchy scalp as well as making your hair greasy quicker. Who wants that?
So, to avoid any kind of trouble it’s okay to dedicate 10 minutes of your day to clean your hairbrushes right?!
Do you want to know the BEST WAY to clean your hairbrush?
It’s super EASY!
You will need a bowl with warm water inside, gentle shampoo (glycerin are the best ones for that), baking soda (optional), old toothbrush and scissors.
The first thing to do will be: Remove the hair from your hairbrush!
Use your fingers or scissors to take out the hairs from the base ( you can use the scissors to cut any hairs that is tangled in the bristles).
Second thing, fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of gentle shampoo.
TIP: For extra cleaning power, you can add 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
For a plastic brush, dip the whole brush in water. Let it absorb for 3 to 5 minutes. If the brush has smooth padding at the base where the strands attach to the brush, immerse the brush bristles in the soapy water, making sure to hold the padding dry.
ATTENTION: Don’t fully immerse a wooden brush. This could damage the wood and finish. Just dip the bristles, as described above, for a brush with a padded base.
The third thing, use a toothbrush for additional cleaning!
Use it to clean the base and bristles, submerge the toothbrush into the soapy water and scrub each strand. Start at the base of the bristle and work upward. Clean the other edge of the brush to remove any buildup.
Fourth and last thing, leave the brush to dry, bristles facing down, on top of a clean cloth or towel.
Don’t forget to clean AT LEAST once every 14 days!