Washing Your Hairbrush: Quick Tips for Cleaning This Essential Tool

So necessary!

Have you ever wondered why your hair feels greasy and dirty after using your hairbrush? It probably has nothing to do with the product you used, and it may not mean that you need to wash your hair. Not washing your hairbrush could be the culprit.

Our hair isn’t the only thing that needs to be kept clean in order to maintain a healthy scalp. Your hair tools like your hairbrushes and combs should be cleansed on a regular basis. Your hairbrush can attract a lot of debris, oil, and dirt that creates an unhealthy environment for your strands. Whether it’s your boar bristle brush or detangling brush, washing your hairbrush is simple. The cleansing tools you’ll need to clean your brushes can be found right in your home. Read on to learn an easy way to wash your hairbrushes at home:

Wash with shampoo.

Oil, product, and dirt get trapped in your brush which makes the perfect environment for yeast and bacteria to find its way. To clean, you want to use a shampoo that will remove it all effectively without damaging your brush. You can use a gentle clarifying shampoo like The Good Stuff Gentle Shampoo diluted with a bit of water and dip your brush into the solution. Rinse well and air-dry.

Remove hair from your brush.

After using your brush, it’s best to remove any hair from the bristles. In case you didn’t know, the hair in your brush can also be the reason why your hair gets tangled every time you reuse your brush. Pull strands of hair out with your fingers to avoid this from happening, or use the teeth or the tail of your comb to help you remove.

washing your hair brush: salon brushes
If the brushes in your salon look like this, bring your own.

You should aim to cleanse your brush at least once a week. If you notice that your brush needs to be cleaned prior to that, don’t wait. The goal is to ensure you are placing clean tools on your hair. If you want to really make sure you’re doing this at all times, feel free to bring your own tools to the hair salon as well.

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