How to Clean Your Hair Brush

Cleaning your hair brush every so often is one of the best things you can do to keep your hair healthy. Its not too time consuming and is an important task to perform. You wash your hair, so don’t forget to wash your tools!

When you drag a brush through your hair, all the oils, dirt, bacteria, and dry skin flakes that are in your hair (or on your scalp) can accumulate on your brush. If you don't clean them regularly, you will transfer that stuff right back into your hair. Ew!

long hair image Its amazing how much different stuff your hair brush attracts. If you don't take the gunk off of them, they can breed stuff you don't want back to your hair!

My poor mom was always washing her brush in the sink in the bathroom. My sister and I used her stuff all the time. She didn't want the gunk from our hair getting on her hair! Smart lady! Further more, if you use products in your hair regularly, they can build up on your brush too.

Keeping your combs and brushes clean is a must have if you want to keep your hair clean. Unless you know someone really well, you really shouldn't allow other people to use your brush either. If you do share your brush, be sure to clean it well afterward. You just never know!

There are a couple of different ways you can keep hygienic without hassle. Whichever method you use, do it often and you'll have one less thing to stress about! In this day and age, that means a LOT!

Soap and Water Method

1. Remove the hair from your brush with a comb. Comb out the hair that’s accumulated in your brush.

2. Fill up a basin or large bowl with warm soapy water.

3. Submerge your hair brush into the warm soapy water and comb your brush to get rid of the extra dirt and hair.

4. Leave it soaking for an hour or so. To dissolve oils and deep clean your hair brush, add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to your water.

5. Rinse your brush completely.

6. Place on a towel and allow to air dry.

Hot Water Method

1. Remove all the hair from your brushes. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out.

2. Boil approximately 4 cups of water.

3. Pour the boiling water into a large bowl or you’re your sink basin.

4. Add a dash of detergent and/or bleach and stir.

5. Put your combs and brushes into the water and let them sit for about an hour.

6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.

Baking Soda Method

1. Remove all the hair from your brushes. You can do this by holding them under running water and using a comb to comb the hair out.

2. Find a tall, narrow container (such as a tall drinking glass or a vase) that will hold all the combs and brushes you want to clean.

3. Fill the container 3/4 full with hot tap water.

4. Add 1 tsp. of baking soda to the water and stir to dissolve the baking soda.

5. Put your combs and brushes into the water and let them sit for at least an hour.

6. Take them out and lay them on a towel to air-dry.

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Removing Buildup Off Combs

If you use a lot of gel, mousse, or hairspray, and you use your comb a lot, you might get a buildup on your combs too. No plastic product can withstand bacteria and dirt! If you notice a fuzzy looking coating or film in between the teeth after you clean them, then you’ve got buildup on them. (Using the methods from above.)

1. Buildup can be gently removed with an old toothbrush under running water. The small bristles get into the tiny spaces of your comb and clean it well.

2. Give your combs one final rinse under running water to make sure all the buildup is removed.

3. Place them on a towel to air-dry.

All of these methods are good for cleaning your hair brush and comb. Cleaning them regularly can really make a difference in the way your hair looks and feels. It doesn't take long to do and it is an integral part of being hygienic and safe!

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