How to easily clean your hairbrush (and why it’s so important)

Let’s be honest, cleaning your hairbrush is at the top of the “No Fun List” (right behind cleaning makeup brushes). Even though it’s our own hair we’re removing from the brush, it still seems pretty icky for whatever reason.

But if your brush is filled with old hair, it’s also filled with dead skin cells, dust, and residue from products. Each time you use it you’re essentially redistributing all that gunk back into your hair. Yuck.

Here are a few easy tips to keep your brush (and your head) clean:

EVERY COUPLE OF DAYS: Take a quick swipe of your hairbrush and throw the hair in the trash.

EVERY FEW WEEKS: When you start to notice buildup in the brush, use a comb or pen to remove the stubborn hair. You can cut along the sides with scissors for even easier removal. Once all the hair is out of the brush, mix a quick solution of shampoo and warm water and give it a little wash. Let it dry before using it again.

Of course, there are situations when a brush is beyond hope and it’s time to say goodbye and get a new one. But this simple little routine will extend the life of most brushes and help to keep your hair clean and healthy.


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