Ellie Levenson

Tips and Tricks

Learn how to clean your hairbrush the proper and easy way

Girls, don’t you just hate having to do small cleaning tasks like cleaning your hairbrushes. Regardless of how much I hated cleaning them, it is very important – brushing your hair with dirty hairbrushes can be very bad for your hair. When it comes to my hair I will do whatever it takes to maintain it healthy. I pay close attention to what products I use on it, how much I damage it using straighteners, etc. I have a strong hair routine that I love and it works great for my hair.

Just to prove to you how important hair is to me – I am one of those people that have hair extensions, and with that, I have twice more work. Not only do I have to think about my hair and how to treat it as well as maintain it healthy but I have to think about my hair extensions as well. It can be pretty stressful at times.

I recently learned about an amazing hack that is about hairbrushes and cleaning them – of course, I want to share it with you so that I can be as helpful as possible.

Why is cleaning your hairbrushes so important to maintaining healthy hair?

Can you imagine all of the build-up and dirt that is accumulated on the brush? From products build-up, hair, dead skin cells, dust, natural oils to all types of bacteria – not cleaning your hairbrush is unhygienic as well as dangerous for your hair.

How to clean it?

Let’s start with something easy – remove the hair that is trapped on the brush daily. It’s not hard and it won’t take more than 5 seconds. Just lift the hair out and throw it away.

Now that we have this out of the way let’s find out how to clean it – and these next tricks I will tell you to need to be done once a month.

– Method 1

Pick up a toothbrush, mix 1/2 cup of hot water, one tablespoon of shampoo, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Dip the toothbrush in the mixture and start cleaning the hairbrush with it.

Once you are done rinse the hairbrush and let it air-dry completely.

– Method 2

If your brush is a wooden one or it has natural bristles this cleaning method will work best. You need to be very gentle – all you need is a toothbrush dipped in a mixture of hot water and shampoo.

Provided by: https://cleanersmanchester.org.uk/