A Guide to Cleaning Your Hair Brush

A hairbrush is one tool in almost everyone’s bathrooms and beauty routines. An excellent hair brush can tame tangles and help to enhance your hair’s natural shine. A clean brush will protect your hair from breakage and allow you to create volume, smooth frizz, or create curls.

But, like your skin and hair, your hairbrush needs a bit of TLC from time to time so it can function correctly. Over time, a hairbrush accumulates dirt, oil, products, dead skin cells, and broken hair strands. Keeping your brush clean can help keep your scalp healthy and ensure your hair looks its best.

Many people are concerned about how often they should clean their hairbrush and what kind of products work best to clean it. The good news is that cleaning a hairbrush doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some simple steps to remember:

When Should You Clean Your Hairbrush

A clean brush is vital to styling your hair and your hair extensions. If the brush is entangled in broken strands, it won't work as it should, and you'll find it difficult to style your hair. Removing broken hair from your hairbrush after every brushing session is always a good idea.

If you want to deep clean your brush, we recommend you do it at least once a month. It’s also time to clean your brush when you see more product buildup in it or if your hair starts to shed more.

Remember, a clean hairbrush is also a crucial part of how to style hair extensions, since extensions are just as susceptible to damage as your natural hair. Plus, a clean brush helps protect your extensions from bacterial growth, shedding, and tangling.

Steps to Deep Clean Your Hairbrush

Deep cleaning your hairbrush is vital as it removes product buildup, dirt, dead skin cells, oil, and lint. You don't have to buy expensive tools or products to deep clean your hairbrush, your regular shampoo is perfect.

Here are the steps to deep clean your hairbrush:

Step 1: Remove the Hair Strands

First, remove any broken strands trapped in your brush.

Step 2: Wash the Brush With a Shampoo

Put some warm water in a bowl and mix two drops of your regular shampoo with the water. Then gently whirl the brush's head in the water, rub the bristles, and pad with a toothbrush or your fingers.

Step 3: Clean the Handle

You’ll also want to wipe down the brush's handle during the deep cleaning session. Doing so helps eliminate any product or hairspray buildup on the handle. If your hairbrush's handle is made of wood, don't soak it in water because it can damage the handle. Instead, dip a cotton swab in the water bowl and wipe down the handle.

Step 4: Rinse With Fresh Water

Now it's time to rinse your hairbrush with clean water. Simply empty the water-shampoo mix used to clean your brush and refill the bowl with fresh water. Now, dip the brush into the water to rinse it.

Step 5: Let Your Hairbrush Air Dry

To air dry your brush, take a clean towel and place your hairbrush on it. Make sure the bristles are facing down. Leave the brush on the towel until it is perfectly dry. If your hairbrush doesn't have a padded base, it will dry quicker than one with a padded base.

April 04, 2023
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