Hey, good to see you again. Today’s burning question involves how to clean your hair brushes.
And I’m sure you’ve noticed that after a while your hair brushes are going to get kind of disgusting. Dust, hair, oil and product residue will settle in/build up and who wants to be running all that through freshly washed hair? Not you I’m sure. Which makes cleaning them periodically a great idea.
Rather than explain how that is done I found a great video that shows you two ways to clean your brushes that will work no matter what kind of brushes you want to wash. Best of all either way works great!
First Method: Liquid Dish Soap
Use your comb to pull out the hair stuck down in the bristles. Don’t be surprised by the size of the hairball you pull out if it’s been awhile since you’ve done this.
Next put three teaspoons of the liquid dish soap into a bowl of warm water.
Take your old tooth brush, put a few more drops of soap on that and use it to clean the brush in between the bristles. Do this between each row of bristles. Don’t be afraid to give it a good all around scrubbing.
Then set it on a towel to dry. You might flick the water off the brush to speed that process along.
Second Method: Baking Soda and Vinegar
Into a bowel of warm water add a tablespoon of the baking soda and maybe as much as two tablespoons of the vinegar. Just be careful as there may be a bit of a chemical reaction that will cause things to foam up some.
Let the brush soak for seven to 10 minutes with the bristles down into the solution.
Then take your trusty old tooth brush and use that to scrub the oils, grimy reside and whatever off the brush.
When done your brushes will smell nice and fresh and clean.
If neither of these approaches works for you, there are commercial brush cleaning solutions available at Sally’s Beauty Supply that will do the trick too. But really, you don’t need to spend the money to get great results.