Though it’s easy to overlook hairbrushes in your daily hair routine, the truth is, Spornette hair brushes are at the heart of every great hairstyle. Spornette styling brushes treat your hair with love and care, and it’s crucial that you do the same for them! Check out this quick and easy guide on how to clean a paddle brush.
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Why should I clean my hairbrushes?
Cleaning your Spornette paddle brush is important because it helps protect the investment you make in your hair each week, month, and year.
You spend money on your hairbrushes, and the better you take care of them, the longer they will last you.
You use your hairbrush every day, if not multiple times a day. Can you even imagine your life without a hairbrush? You’d probably look like a hot mess.
Your Spornette paddle brush not only detangles and smoothes, but it helps to keep your hair healthy and looking its best.
If you’re constantly using a dirty paddle brush, you’re not going to see the best possible results it can give you. Your Spornette hairbrush can collect product build-up and scalp particles (which is good!), but the last thing you want to do is put all of that gunk back on your gorgeous locks.
Using an unkempt paddle brush can cause your hair to become dirty quicker and weigh down its natural volume.
You’ll be doing yourself and your hair a favor if you learn how to clean a paddle brush correctly and regularly.
How often should I clean my Spornette paddle brush?
Much like makeup brushes, you should clean your hairbrushes regularly.
How often you clean your hairbrushes depends on a few factors:
- How much do you use that particular hairbrush?
- How much product do you use on your hair? And how often?
- Do you spray hairspray directly on your paddle brush?
- Do you have oily hair?
If you use a specific hairbrush more often, it also must be cleaned more often. If you use a lot of products in your hair like oils, gels, serums, or leave-in conditioners, your Spornette paddle brushes may need a good washing more frequently, too.
If you’re applying hair products right on your brushes, Girl, you’re going to have to learn how to clean a paddle brush all of the time. If your hair tends to become a grease bomb quickly, it’s a good idea to wash those brushes just as often!
An obvious sign that your Spornette paddle brush needs a good cleaning is if you see any product residue or build-up on the bristles. The build-up looks white and coats the cushion and bristles of your hairbrush.
But, even if you do not see any icky product build-up on your brush, the rule of thumb is to clean your hairbrushes about once a month.
If you’re a ‘forgetful Susan’ type, you can set a recurring reminder in your phone calendar. If you set an alarm as a reminder, there won’t be any excuse for forgetting to clean your hairbrushes.
Learn how to clean a paddle brush
Now that you know why you should clean your hairbrushes, and how often you should do it, you’re probably thinking, “how do I clean a paddle brush?”
Luckily, cleaning your hairbrushes is pretty simple. The most time-consuming part of cleaning a paddle brush is letting it dry! And, you don’t even have to be there for that part of the process.
Everything you need to clean a paddle brush:
- A comb with a rat-tail shape like the Spornette Little Wonder Teasing Brush or the Spornette Big Wonder Teasing Brush
- A bowl or a freshly-cleaned sink
- Gentle shampoo
- An old toothbrush designated to clean your paddle brushes.
- A clean hand towel
- A spray bottle
How to clean a paddle brush
Treat your Spornette brushes to a spa day! Here’s a simple step by step guide on how to clean your paddle brushes.
- Use the rat-tail brush to remove all of the hair stuck in between your brush’s bristles. It’s best to do this regularly between uses too, but it is also a crucial first step to bathing your hairbrushes.
- Use the scissors for any hair clumps or knots that won’t come loose with just a rat-tail comb. Pro tip: if you remove the hair in your brush regularly, gnarly tangles happen less frequently.
- Fill the bowl or your clean sink with warm water. Take care to make sure the water is not too hot.
- As you are filling up your washbasin of choice, add some of the gentle shampoo.
- Swirl your hairbrush in the warm water and shampoo mixture, making sure not to submerge the hairbrush completely. Just dipping the bristles gently will do. Submerging your hairbrush can damage the cushion of the brush or the glue. If your hairbrush is wooden, be extra sure not to get the handle wet.
- Use your designated toothbrush wherever possible to gently lift residual build-up on the cushion of the brush. Be sure you don’t push too hard, so you don’t loosen any bristles.
- Rinse the paddle brush with warm water.
- Gently shake off excess water, and let your brush air dry on a clean hand towel.
If you want to be particularly careful not to get your wooden handles wet, use a spray bottle on the sharpest setting. This will mitigate too much water damaging your handle, and may help loosen scalp and product build-up.
Now we wait!
And remember, a watched pot never boils. This saying applies to your Spornette brushes too! They’ll dry faster if you occupy the time while you wait. You can even give your paddle brush a bath before bedtime, and when you wake up, it will be completely dry.
If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to give your brush a good bath, you can fill a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol to kill any unwanted germs on your Spornette brush. Be sure your hairbrush is completely dry before use, as alcohol can cause your hair to become dry.
Just remember, washing or spraying alcohol on your boar bristle brushes can damage them.
Stay squeaky clean with Spornette
Your hairbrush shouldn’t be an afterthought when it comes to styling and caring for your hair. A high-quality hairbrush is at the heart of every style. Spornette hairbrushes have been a staple in hairstyling since the 1950s.
Choose a high-quality hairbrush and have a high-quality style. Purchase your very own Spornette brush today, and treat yourself to the hair you deserve.
Protect your investment in exceptional Spornette hair brushes by caring for them and cleaning them regularly and correctly.
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