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How to Clean Your Hairbrush

From time to time, your hairbrush needs some good old cleaning. 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 up your brush, examine it and give it a good clean. Here is how you can clean your hairbrush...

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

2. 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.

If you have 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. 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

4. 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. 

- 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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