How often do you clean your hair brushes?

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Hello ladies (and men too),

do you clean your hair brushes regularly? I try and clean mine about every 10 days but I admit I forget sometimes. Which is very bad of me cos hair brushes collect dirt, product build up and gunk and will transfer all that back to your freshly-washed hair if you don’t clean them properly.

And that’s the last thing we all want right? But if that thought alone isn’t off-putting enough for you, there is another reason why you should wash your brushes often. A good hair brush will last for years if you take proper care of it and you won’t have to rush out and buy a new one every time it gets too dirty.

Here’s how I clean my hair brushes:

1. With the help of a wide-toothed comb, I remove all strands of hair and other visible gunk from the hair brush. I always make sure to do this holding the brush over a trash can to avoid making a mess on the floor or sink.

2. Then, I put some water in a bowl (but you can fill up your sink if you prefer) and add a couple of drops of a gentle shampoo or dish soap, depending on what I have at hand. They both work fine. Now, I soak the bristles of the brush in the water for a few minutes to loosen up the dirt still on it.

3. Using a comb, I go through the brush bristles again to scrub away any remaining gunk and dirt. Once, the brush is completely clean, I rinse it off with lukewarm water. Then, I tap off any excess water and let it air-dry.

Cleaning tips

- Some brushes come with cleaning instructions, so make sure you follow them properly.
- Do not soak wooden brushes in water. That’s because water can be absorbed by the wood and ruin the brush.

How do you clean your hair brushes? And how often?

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11 Comment

  1. Meredith, hi and thanks! Oh, you should! Your hair will feel cleaner, look better and your brushes will last longer ;)

  2. Tavia, I don’t think you’re strange. If a comb works better for you, use that as long as you wash it regularly or it’ll get dirt and you’ll transfer that back to your hair. ;)

    And I don’t use a brush when I blow dry my hair either. Actually I very rarely blow dry my hair, I prefer to let it air dry. My hairdresser was horrified when I told her that, but that’s what works best for me. I probably should start blow drying with a brush as I have flat hair and that could give it some volume. But volume never lasts long on me so I don’t bother most of the time.

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  4. Meream, thanks. Me too, some people are actually surprised when I tell them hair brushes need to be cleaned too lol.

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