Hairbrushes can harbour an array of unwanted stuff that’s lingering in between bits of hair and old product; dirt, oils, dust and sometimes even dust mites and bacteria can all be in there. When you brush with a hairbrush that’s not clean you are re-depositing all of this back into your hair, not really the best thought.
Cleaning your hair brush regularly will prevent the build up and it will ensure your brush lasts longer and continues to work just as well as when you bought it. I’ve found giving my brush a really good clean every few weeks can prolong it’s life for up to a year, that also means I’m creating less waste and saving my dollars too.
Here’s how to do it …
Get a pair of scissors and cut in between the rows of bristles, missing two rows each time, then use the handle of a teasing comb, or a pen to gently lift the hair out.
Make a mixture of 3 cups hot water with 3 Tbsp Wendyl’s Premium Baking Soda and 2 Tbsp Dish Wash Liquid, stir well to combine and place your brush in to soak for about a minute, no longer as you don’t want to damage the brush.
Lift out and scrub your brush with another brush, I used an old dish brush and then an old tooth brush for the smaller areas, this worked really well and I was only left with a few remaining hairs. Once you’ve removed all the build up rinse your brush under warm water, give it a good shake and pat with a towel and leave to air dry in the sun. Do this every three to four weeks and keep your brushes in great shape.