How to clean your hairbrush: complete guide

How to clean your hairbrush: complete guide

Hairbrushes are essential tools for maintaining healthy and well-groomed hair. However, they easily accumulate hair, product residues, dust, and oils, which can affect their efficiency and even cause scalp irritation. Regularly cleaning your hairbrush is crucial. Here is a detailed guide on how to do it correctly.

Why clean your hairbrush?

  1. Eliminate bacteria and germs: brushes accumulate bacteria and germs that can cause scalp infections.
  2. Preserve hair health: a clean brush better distributes the hair's natural oils, making it shinier and less prone to split ends.
  3. Extend the brush's lifespan: regular maintenance keeps the brush in good condition for a longer time.

Necessary materials

  • A fine-tooth comb
  • Shampoo or mild soap
  • An old toothbrush
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda (optional)

Steps to clean your hairbrush

1. Remove tangled hair

Use a fine-tooth comb to remove accumulated hair from between the bristles. You can also use your fingers to pull out larger strands.

2. Prepare a cleaning solution

Fill a bowl with warm water and add a small amount of shampoo or mild soap. You can also add a tablespoon of baking soda for a deeper clean.

3. Clean the brush

Soak the brush in the cleaning solution and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub between the bristles and remove product residues and dirt.

4. Rinse and dry

Rinse the brush thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove any soap residue. Shake off excess water and let the brush air dry, bristles down, on a towel.

Cleaning frequency

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To keep your hairbrush clean, it is recommended to clean it at least once a month. If you use a lot of hair products or have long hair, you might want to clean it more often.

Additional tips

  • For wooden brushes: Avoid soaking them completely in water. Use a damp cloth and a bit of soap to clean the bristles.
  • For metal brushes: Dry them immediately after rinsing to prevent rust.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure optimal hair hygiene and prolong the lifespan of your hairbrush. A clean brush is essential for healthy hair, so make it a regular part of your routine!

Why is my hairbrush dirty?

Sebum tends to accumulate on the bristles of the brush and the teeth of the comb, then redeposits on our hair during brushing. This makes the brush dirty.

Why is there a lot of dust on my hairbrush?

Hairbrushes and combs attract dust, styling products, dead skin cells, and bacteria over time. Therefore, it is recommended to clean your brush and comb regularly to maintain a healthy scalp.

When should I clean my hairbrush?

Regardless of the type of brush you have, it is advisable to clean it daily for optimal hygiene.

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