A hair brush is one of those things that you certainly usevery day of your life, BUT do you remember the last time that you cleaned it? Every time you use your brush it comes in contact with greasy hair follicles, dust particles, as well as any product you use in your hair. Over time, all this dirt and grime builds up and gets spread throughout your hair every time you brush and style it. The solution to all this messiness? A good old fashioned brush bath. This simple method will extend the life of your brush as well as giving you cleaner, healthier looking hair.
- To start, remove any hair that is left on the brush using your fingers or a comb. If the hair is really difficult to remove you can use scissors to cut the hair down the middle. You want to get as much out as you can before you continue.
- Wet your brushes or combs under warm running water. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the brush bristles. The shampoo will help break up leftover hair grease and clean your tools.
- You can use a toothbrush or a comb to gently scrub the bristles with the shampoo. Scrub in one direction only for a better clean. Rinse brushes in warm water.
- Dry your brushes on a towel then lay them flat with the bristles facing down to get rid of any excess moisture that could be trapped in the brush bed. Leave them to dry overnight or speed up the dry time by using a hair dryer.
Now that you have a clean brush you want to keep it that way. For best results, you should choose a brush with tough synthetic nylon bristles and a plastic handle. These are the easiest and safest to clean as opposed to wooden handles that swell when exposed to moisture and eventually split apart. Aim to give your brushes a rinse at least once a week and those 100 strokes a night will make your hair feel even better than before.