How to clean your hair brush – properly!

Posted on August 01, 2016 by Elite Hair

Posted in Tips & Advice

When you think of cleaning your hairbrush, do you simply think yanking excess hair out and job done?

Wrong!

Think of all the product, dandruff & skin cells that get caught up in your brush – ew!

Here are the 5 steps to a sparkling clean hairbrush.

1: Remove as much hair as possible by taking some small, sharp scissors and running it up the lines between bristles to cut the long hairs into smaller ones. Then pull with your hands, or tweezers if required.

2: Place your brush in a sink and cover with hot water. If your brush is rubber cushioned or boar bristle, only leave in for a few moments, and ensure the water isn’t too hot. If you like, add a few drops of tea tree to disinfect and kill any bacteria.

3: Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and swirl until dissolved. Then let it soak for 15 minutes. This will loosen any hair and dust, and dissolve any built up product.

4: Rinse your brush under cold water and remove any stray hairs or particles with tweezers.

5: Air dry on a towel, or if you need it urgently, use your hairdryer on mid-temperature. You should complete this process at least once month.

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