A clean hairbrush is crucial for scalp health and hair growth.💗 Product buildup, dead skin cells and loose hair all contribute to a hairbrush that could be doing your freshly washed hair more harm than good. Here’s how to clean your detangling brush quickly and efficiently:
What you’ll need:
Comb or Hairbrush Cleaning Tool
Bowl or Stoppable Sink
Here's your detangling brush cleaning 101:
1. Remove the hair
Using your fingers, comb or hairbrush cleaning tool– yank out all the hair wrapped in the brush bristles. If the hair is difficult to remove, try cutting through it using scissors + if there are dust clumps being difficult, use tweezers to remove from bristles. This may take a bit of time but it’s worth it!
Note: it will help to get in the habit of removing hair from your brush after every use. A clogged brush can damage your hair, leading to more breakage or shedding. Also, removing hair after every use will make the cleaning process much easier.
2. Soak the brush
In a bowl or sink, add 1/3c of baking soda + a couple pumps of shampoo to warm water. Place the brush in the soapy water, making sure the bristles are submerged and swish the brush in the solution to create some suds. Soak for 15-20 minutes.
3. Scrub away the debris
After soaking your brush, use a toothbrush to scrub between the bristles and along the base of the brush. Most of the debris should be easier to remove since being in the sudsy solution.
If there is excess buildup, you can try adding some dry baking soda and continue scrubbing, the baking soda will act as a gentle abrasive to remove gunk.
4. Rinse + air dry
Rinse the brush under running water to remove residue and soap. Rinse it well! Make sure to shake out all the excess water and lay brush on a towel to air dry.
5. Good as new!!
Your brush should be good as new! You’ll be amazed at how your hair will look and feel healthier. Try cleaning your brush every other week.💕