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How to Clean Hair Brushes

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How to Clean Hair Brushes

To keep your hair healthy, you need to take proper care of it. To do this, you need some important tools including hair brush and hair comb. It is equally important that you take good care of these tools since they are so significant in your hair care routine. Using them on your hair means they will accumulate hair clumps, hair product residue, dust mites, dead skin cells, and natural oils. They may even become ideal ground for bacteria growth.

The major reason you need to take care of your hair brushes is to keep them clean and healthy. In addition to that, proper cleaning and maintenance is needed to make your new hair brushes last as long as they are expected to last (this can be one to three years depending on the type and manufacturer of the hair brush). Here are some tips to help you do that:

Know the Type of Brush and How Best To Clean

Type of Brush

Hair brushes are not all the same; they are generally made of different materials and this should determine how you clean them. You need to sort your hair brushes accordingly first and clean each the right way. Plastic or ceramic brushes can dry completely; this means they will be able to withstand monthly bath with warm water and mild soap. Paddle brushes with squishy base can be a little trickier to clean since they may trap water underneath. It is better you read manufacturers’ instructions on how to clean and follow it carefully. Wooden brushes also need to be treated carefully as constant exposure to water and soap can ruin the wood. A quick swish instead of any kind of soaking will be better.

After identifying the type of brush you have and how best to clean them, you need to learn to clean regularly.

Daily Cleaning

It may sound like a lot but daily maintenance can be helpful for your hair brushes. Hair brush for women that is used on a consistent basis deserves to be cared for as much as possible. If you have the chance, remove hair from your brush every day immediately after using it. This will not take too long; just hold the brush in one hand and use a comb to run through the bristles a few times to dislodge any hair. Pick up the dislodged hair and dispose properly. This may not thoroughly rid the brush of hair, but it can be very helpful.

Weekly Cleaning

If you don’t have time for daily cleaning of your hair brush, you should certainly make out time to do that every week. Even if you clean your brush daily as described above, you need to do more on a weekly basis. It is almost impossible to completely remove the hair strands that get stuck in your brush on a daily basis so take out time on a weekly basis to remove them carefully and thoroughly.

Monthly Cleaning

To get rid of dirt, oil, dead skin cells, hair product residue or other such things that can stick to your hair brush; you need to shampoo it at least once a month. Swirl the head of the brush in a bowl of warm water and drop a mild shampoo on the bristles. Use a toothbrush to scrub the bristles and the base of the brush, too. Rinse in clean water and set it to dry. If you haven’t cleaned your hairbrush for so long, it may be helpful to soak the head of the brush in vinegar to disinfect.

Cleaning your hair brush regularly is important. It will help to keep the brush in a great shape and also contribute to make your hair healthy on the long run.

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