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Deep Cleaning Your Hair Brushes: An Expert’s Guide

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Deep Cleaning Your Hair Brushes: An Expert’s Guide

Welcome to the backstage of your hair care routine, where your trusty hairbrush takes center stage. Have you ever wondered why your hair isn’t reaching its full glossy potential? It might be time to give your hairbrush the VIP treatment. 

Picture this: your hairbrush is like a rockstar, and it’s time to clear the stage of dandruff flakes. Sebum from your scalp, mystery gels, loose hair strands, and other unwanted debris can make your Italian Rounder look older.

Embark on a journey of discovery in this expert’s guide to deep cleaning your hair brushes. Unveil the secrets that promise a follicular spectacle, leaving your locks shining, bouncing, and ready for their close-up. So, grab your brush, put on your cleaning gloves, and let’s give your hair the encore it deserves.

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Once you find the perfect brush, it’s time to learn how to deep clean your hair brushes.

What’s The Ideal Frequency for Deep Cleaning Your Hair Brushes?

Ever wondered if you’re giving your Classic German Porcupine dual-bristle brush the spa treatment it deserves? If you’re an everyday warrior with your brush, you need to show it some love twice a week. Deep cleaning your hair brushes twice a week should kick those dead skin cells, bacteria, and hair product residues out.

If you’re more of an occasional hair-curling enthusiast, a monthly cleanse should do the trick for your Ion Fusion. Remember, after each use to remove all tangled hair strands. When dealing with dandruff drama, it should be a weekly date to prevent those unwanted flakes from crashing your hair party. 

The frequency will differ according to how much hair you shed and the type of hair care products you use. But generally, you shouldn’t keep a dirty hair brush for more than two weeks.

Always give your brush the side-eye: Is it harboring gunk or rocking a dusty aura? If yes, cue the cleaning party!

Everything You Need for Cleaning Your Hairbrush

To make your hair brushes sparkle, here are all the tools you need:

  • Warm water
  • Liquid cleaner: dish soap, body wash, or non-medicated shampoo
  • Large bowl or a stoppable sink
  • An old toothbrush
  • Chopsticks, pointy-ended comb, or pen
  • Towel

A Step-By-Step Process for Cleaning Hair Brushes

Use the following steps to deep clean synthetic (nylon, polyester, or a combination of the two), boar-bristle, and paddle/cushioned hair brushes.

  1. Remove built-up hair from the brush bristles: Use tweezers, pintail comb, or your fingers to entangle and remove hair from your dirty brushes.
  2. Make a solution: Fill up a large bowl or sink with warm water and add dish soap, vinegar, baking soda, or sulfur-free shampoo. 
  3. Soak your brushes: Dip each dirty hair brush into your preferred mixture and let them wade for about 30 minutes. 
  4. Scrub the base: Use a toothbrush and your fingers to scrub the bases of each hair brush. Dig out bristle gunk using chopsticks or a pen. Don’t forget to work your way to the handle and the gaps between rows of the brush bristles. 
  5. Scrub tough dirt again: Sometimes, even after soaking your brush and scrubbing with a toothbrush, you still notice lint. This is a result of product residue, grease or grime. Simply dip the brushes in baking soda and scrub again. You need a tablespoon of baking soda for each cup of warm water.
  6. Rinse thoroughly: Under running water, rinse your brushes- preferably lukewarm water.
  7. Air-dry your brushes: Place your brushes on a towel with the bristles facing down. It is best to let them air dry.

Brush Care: The Do’s and Don’ts of Brush Cleaning

In case of excess product buildup, consider mixing water with vinegar or vinegar and baking soda. Baking soda is a base and can effectively dissolve sticky dirt and other compounds. On the other hand, vinegar is acidic and can disintegrate elements that cause unsightly smudge at the base of bristles.

Combining the two provides a gentle abrasive that doesn’t cause any scratch.

Always squeeze cushioned brushes after rinsing; water breeds bacteria. Air-dry them, so no cheating with other tools. The padded brush can take anywhere between 12 and 24 hours to completely dry.

Watch out for a wooden handle – try to keep it as dry as possible and avoid water submersion. Remove them immediately from warm, soapy water after dipping (bristle side facing down). 

Natural bristles made of boar, hog, badger, or horse hair are highly recommended. However, they need a lot of TLC, so only use sulfate-free shampoo. Harsh ones break down the bristles.

Wrap Up

Every strand deserves a clean canvas, and a neglected brush can sabotage your hair game. Knowing the ropes of deep cleaning your hair brushes is key to a vibrant, healthy hair. It’s not just about tidying up; it’s about enhancing your hair’s allure. 

Dive into the DIY treasure trove we’ve shared to revitalize your trusty brush, turning it from tired to triumphantly brand new. Remember, well-maintained and clean hair brushes are not mere items in your closet. They are your secret weapons for hair that radiates health and style. 

Don’t just brush off the importance of cleanliness; make it a cornerstone of your hair care routine.

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