How To Clean A Hairbrush?

0
18
how to clean a hairbrush

It is very crucial to learn how to clean a hairbrush as it accumulates scalp oil and broken hair clumps. Bacteria and fungus can easily grow on the material inside the brush in long run. A clean hair brush will keep your hair shiny and healthy. In today’s post, I will show you how to clean a hairbrush at home. Hairstylists have an array of different brushes for every hair type such as flat or round brushes. Here, I’ve included simple ways to clean plastic and wooden hair brushes. Without wasting much time, let’s now learn how to clean a hairbrush to get rid of unwanted residue.

How To Clean A Hairbrush?

You can follow these steps to know how to clean a hairbrush.

  1. First, pull hairs out of your brush using your fingers.
  2. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut away strands of hair.
  3. Now, make a cleaning mixture using sulphate-free shampoo and water.
  4. Dip an old toothbrush into this soapy water.
  5. Run it back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  6. Then, soak your hairbrush in this soapy water for 10 to 30 minutes.
  7. After a while, scrub your hairbrush with the same toothbrush.
  8. Rinse it with clean water and repeat until all debris is gone.
  9. Once you rinse off the brush, you need to air dry it.
  10. Lay a towel on a flat surface and put the brush’s bristle down.

Soaking your hairbrush in soapy water helps you to get rid of all dirt stuck between the bristles. 

You can keep on reading further if you want to know more about how to clean a hairbrush.

Clean A Hairbrush With Vinegar

Keeping your hairbrushes in good condition is important for personal hygiene. You can follow these steps to know how to clean a hairbrush with vinegar.

  1. First, pull hairs out of your brush using your fingers.
  2. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut away strands of hair.
  3. Run an old toothbrush back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  4. Now, make a cleaning mixture made from equal parts of white vinegar and warm water.
  5. Then, soak your brush bristles for 10 to 20 minutes in this mixture.
  6. After a while, scrub your hairbrush with the same toothbrush.
  7. Gently rub the bristles of the brush against a towel to pull out water.
  8. Once you clean the brush, you need to air dry it.
  9. Lay a towel on a flat surface and put the brush’s bristle down.

Cleaning your hairbrushes with white vinegar is a great way to disinfect hairbrushes while avoiding damage.

You can keep on reading further to know how to clean a hairbrush lint.

Clean A Hairbrush With Baking Soda

Another easiest way to clean hairbrushes is with baking soda. You can follow these steps to know how to clean a hairbrush with bristle using baking soda.

  1. First, pull hairs out of your brush using your fingers.
  2. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut away strands of hair.
  3. Run an old toothbrush back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  4. Now, mix one teaspoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of sulphate-free shampoo.
  5. Add a bit of warm water to this baking soda mixture.
  6. Using the same toothbrush, spread the mixture between the bristles.
  7. Run it back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  8. Rinse the brush with clean water and repeat until all debris is gone.
  9. Once you rinse off the brush, you need to air dry it.
  10. Lay a towel on a flat surface and put the brush’s bristle down.

Baking soda comes in really handy when you’ve got stubborn grime stuck in your hairbrush.

Let us now check out how to clean a wooden hairbrush.

Clean A Wooden Hairbrush

Most wooden hairbrush bristles are synthetic, natural, or a mixture of both. Unlike plastic brushes, they don’t have plastic handles. You can follow these steps to learn how to clean wooden hairbrushes.

  1. First, pull hairs out of your brush using your fingers.
  2. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut away strands of hair.
  3. Run an old toothbrush back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  4. Now, make a cleaning mixture using tea tree oil and warm water.
  5. Then, soak your brush bristles for 10 to 20 minutes in this mixture.
  6. After a while, scrub your hairbrush with the same toothbrush.
  7. Gently rub the bristles of the brush against a towel to pull out water.
  8. Once you clean the brush, you need to air dry it.
  9. Lay a towel on a flat surface and put the brush’s bristle down.

You cannot submerge a wooden brush in water as this could damage the wood and finish. Make sure you only submerge the brush bristles as described above.

Continue to read to learn more about how to clean a hairbrush of different shapes.

Clean A Round Hairbrush

Till now, I hope you’ve understood how to clean lint out of a flat hairbrush. Round hairbrushes are usually used for drying your hair and removing tangles. The fully circular bristles make it easier to style your hair.

You can follow these steps to know how to clean a hairbrush of a round shape.

  1. First, pull hairs out of your brush using your fingers.
  2. You can also use a pair of scissors to cut away strands of hair.
  3. Now, make a cleaning mixture using shampoo, baking soda, and water.
  4. Dip an old toothbrush into this soapy water.
  5. Run it back and forth along the hairbrush to loosen up oils and grime.
  6. Swirl the brush under cold tap water to rinse it.
  7. Gently rub the bristles of the brush against a towel to pull out water.
  8. Once you clean the brush, you need to air dry it.

Alternatively, you can also swirl the brush in this mixture to clean your brush. Use the tea tree oil and water mixture to clean wooden round brushes.

Learn more about similar topics like these on Clynerr

FAQ

What Is The Gunk In My Hairbrush?

The residue that you see in your hairbrush that resembles grey lint is dead skin cells and sebum, along with old, matted hair and hair product residue.

How Do You Disinfect And Clean A Hairbrush?

Here is how I clean our hair brushes and combs:
Add 1 tablespoon of dish detergent and 1 tablespoon of vinegar . The vinegar is used to kill any bacteria and germs. Allow to sit for one hour or over night. Rinse each brush under running water to remove dirt build up and soap.

What Happens If You Don’t Wash Your Hair Brush?

Dirty brushes also make your hair even greasier
From clumps of dead hair strands to product residue, the build-up on your brush is visible, but there’s also dead skin cells and dust mites lurking, too.

Can You Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Clean Hair Brushes?

Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Hairbrushes
In a cup, mix 1:1 hydrogen peroxide and water. Add a brush with the hair removed. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry.

How Often Should You Clean Hairbrush?

How often should you wash your hairbrush? Trichologist Anabel Kingsley recommends washing your hairbrush every one to two weeks. “If you use a lot of hair styling products or dry shampoo this should be increased”. You don’t need to run out and buy some fancy hairbrush cleanser in order to give them a good scrub though.

Conclusion

In the above post, I’ve explained how to deep clean plastic hair brushes with vinegar and baking soda. Product buildup, dead skin cells, and loose hair on a hairbrush can cause more harm to your hair than good. The above methods will work well on most hairbrushes made up of plastic or wood. Begin by removing hairs from the bristles, wash the bristles with a cleaning solution, and then rinse under running water. Make sure you be very gentle while cleaning hairbrushes and never use hot water as it can damage bristles. Thus, learning how to clean a hairbrush can help you to prevent several hair problems.