How to: Clean Hair brushes
June 2, 2013 68 Comments
I have been meaning to post this post for a while. Today I finally got a chance to take some pics and write about it. This is the first of the How To series. If you like it, please let me know so I can do more.
Everyone has this problem, once you have a hair brush it gets dirty and cleaning it is a mess in itself. Here are a few steps I followed which made it easy for me. In this post, I am using my oval cushion brush from Revlon. I love this brush, it adds shine to my hair and when it became dirty, I felt sad not knowing how to clean it. I could get almost all of the hair out, but the dirt on the bristles was another issue.
Here are the things needed:
Yep, you need a hair brush first. :) This method can be used to all the hairbrushes (as far as I can say). I have tried it with my flat comb too. It’s easy and little to no effort. The second thing you need is dish washing detergent or a shampoo. I used Dawn dish washing foam, for my first trial as I thought it would get the dirt as well as oils out of the brush. The third thing you need is an old toothbrush. The last and important thing is a bowl of warm water or a sink. I used a sink.
Steps to follow:
Even though I did not get to grab a pic, first and foremost you need to get all the hair trapped in the brush, out. I used toothpicks, scissors anything small and flat that can get through the bristles to the base of the comb. Get all the hair out. Then follow these steps.
Step 1: Fill up your sink or bowl with hot water and add some drops of Dawn or Shampoo to it. Dip your hair brush and toothbrush in and start scrubbing. (I applied some of the Dawn foam as a toothpaste to the toothbrush and then, brushed through the bristles). I brushed for a good 5 minutes in every angle possible and tried to reach every nook and corner of the bristles (This was my first time and I wanted to be thorough)
Step 2: Leave your brush in the sink/bowl for 10 min.
Step 3: Take the brush out, rinse it in clean water and dry it out an a clean towel. I used a paper towel. Let it dry overnight. (time to dry may be more or less depending on the type of hair brushes/combs)
Yep, my brush was really dirty as you can see in the picture, and I was using its substitute for a while now. So, I can use my old brush while I get the new one cleaned. That’s the way to do it, don’t you think?
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