How to Clean Your Hairbrush Easily in 4 Steps

Nada Allam
6/25/20, 12:00 AM

From time to time, your hairbrush needs some good old cleaning. Why you should clean your hairbrush? Leaving the hair to accumulate in your hairbrush over time is not hygienic at all, as the brush probably loads up on dirt, oils, germs etc…You don't want to brush your hair with all these components going through your clean washed hair. I think I convinced you enough to pick it up and learn how to clean your hairbrush

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Here is how to clean a hairbrush...

1. Remove the hair

Start by removing the excess hair from the hairbrush. You can use a wide tooth comb, and run it through the brush, lifting and removing the hair wrapped around the bristles. If you don't have a wide comb, you can use a pen or toothpick.

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2.  How to clean your hairbrush with shampoo

Now that you have removed the hair from the brush, it is time to clean the brush itself. There are two ways you can do that. If you have a plastic hairbrush, fill your sink with water and shampoo, and place the brush in the soapy water for a few minutes.

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If you have a wooden hairbrush or a hairbrush with a cushioned surface, add a few drops of shampoo to an old toothbrush and scrub the bristles of the hairbrush and go around them. 

3. Rinse off the shampoo

After cleaning your hairbrush, be sure to rinse off the shampoo with warm water. If your brush is plastic, you can soak it in some water in the sink. If your brush has a cushioned surface, just rinse thoroughly with water.

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4. How to dry your hair brush 

Make sure to leave your brush to dry well for about an hour. You don't want any trapped moisture in the cushion of your brush, or surrounding your bristles. 

- If your brush has a cushioned surface, hang it over the sink to dry, so the water can drip down the drain. 

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- How often you should wash your hairbrush depends on how frequently you use your hairbrush. However, you can't go wrong with doing it at least once a week.

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Nada Allam

Nada Allam is a walking Bath and Body Works store, at any time of the day you will always find at least 1 or 2 of their products in her tote. With her cat eyes, retro style, and beautiful accessories,...

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