How to Clean a Hairbrush: 5-Step Process 

You've perfected your haircare routine, but don't forget to clean your hairbrush. Simple ways to clean plastic and wooden brushes prevent oil and old product from transferring to hair. Your hair will appreciate! 

Use a pointed comb to remove as much hair as possible. Without a comb, gently hit your bristle-side-down brush against a counter to lift all the hair. Use scissors to remove round brush hair. Maximise hair removal. Teeth-comb dust. 

Step 1: Brush Dust and Hair Removal 

After removing dust and hair, loosen the grime and oils on your hairbrush. Get an old toothbrush. Dip it in soapy water. Move it along the bristles to loosen oils and skin cells. 

Step 2: Loosen Grime on the Hairbrush

After the hair is gone, soak the brush to loosen dirt and grime. Fill a bucket or washbasin with warm water. Add a few shampoo or dish soap drops. Agitate to suds. Let the brush soak 10-30 minutes. 

Step 3: Soak Hairbrush 

When soaking, loosening is half the battle. Everything must be removed with a toothbrush or scrub brush. Use a toothbrush to clean between the bristles. Rinse. Repeat until debris is removed. 

Step 4: Scrub Away Dirt and Oils

After scrubbing and rinsing, dry the brush before use.  Place a towel flat.  Place the brush bristle down to air-dry. A hairdryer can speed up drying in a hurry. 

Step 5: Dry the Brush

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