How to clean a hairbrush?
So you love your hair and take much effort into hair care. But speaking of the hairbrush you’ve used a million times, you seem to be less concerned. Actually, your hairbrush is the best place for oil, dirt, dust, old hair, and product residue, and each time you use a hairbrush on your freshly cleaned hair, you’re just getting your hair grungy again.
You don’t need to throw away the old brush or comb – here are some valuable tips to keep your hairbrush clean and make it easier to style your hair.
- 1, Remove hair
Remove all the hair from the base of the brush with a rat tail comb or any pointed object like a pencil or toothpick. You can also use scissors to cut away any tangled hair or put the brush underwater to make it easy to remove hair.
- 2, Soak and shake
Fill a bowl or sink with lukewarm water. Add a few drops of shampoo and stir the water to create suds. You can also add vinegar and baking soda for deeper cleaning. Soak the brush for about half an hour until the dirt gets soft and dampen. Then shake the brush several times to get off oils, dead skin cells, and product buildup.
If it is a plastic or wooden brush, make sure only to dip the bristles into the soapy water and keep the padding dry.
- 3, Use a toothbrush
If your hairbrush is very dirty, you will also need to use a toothbrush to clean the base and bristles. Dip the toothbrush, and start at the base of the bristles till the other end and the root inside. It would be suggested for you to use a new toothbrush rather than an old one. After all, a new one doesn’t convey any dirt.
- 4, Rinse and dry
Once finished cleaning your hairbrush, rinse it under running water. Then place it on a clean cotton towel and let the remaining water dry on its own. Make sure that the drying environment is clean as well, as grime and dust particles tend to stick on it when the brush is wet.
The fact is that the more frequently you clean your hairbrush, the better results you’ll get from them, such as good hygiene and nicer hair. So be sure to quickly clean your brush once a week and has a deep cleaning once a month. Don’t forget the handles either, as they can also accommodate dirt, grime, and product residue.