Monday, January 2, 2012

How to Clean Your Hair Brushes Properly

The whole point of washing your hair, is to clean it. What's the point if you hair brush is dirty? Hair brushes can get really dirty, even if your hair isn't dirty. The build up of hair spray, gels, and other hairstyling products leave residue on hair brush bristles. So just when you think you have washed your hair, you are actually brushing dirt and build up back into your hair strands. There are simple ways to clean your hair brush without much effort. Try a few of these and make sure your hair stays squeaky clean as well as your styling products for the best hair possible!

Pick out the excess hair first. Grab a wide-tooth comb and comb through your hair brush to get rid of the extra hair out. This will get rid of stray hairs, nasty dandruff and extra dead skin lying around on the hair brush bed.

Wash your hair brush in the sink with warm water and shampoo. Add about a tablespoon of your favorite shampoo and run a sink full of warm water.

Use a wide-tooth comb or old tooth brush to gentle scrub the bristles and base of your brush. Let it soak for about 30 minutes. Let it air dry.

This is the simplest and easy way to wash out your dirty brushes. Make sure your handle is plastic or rubber first. If it's wood, letting it soak in water will warp it.


There are many ways to clean plastic bristles since they don't hard as much dirty as easily. Soak it the sink with a mixture of one part ammonia to four parts water or a solution of one part vinegar to four parts water.

Use warm water, if you don’t want to put vinegar or ammonia in your sink, you can soak your brush in a bucket or other portable container.

Let your brush soak in the solution for about 10 minutes. After it's done soaking, rinse it off with warm water. You don’t want the vinegar or ammonia ending up in your hair.

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