So, What’s the Best Way to Clean Your Hairbrush?
According to Renya, the preferred method is just a simple shampoo, once a week.
“When you have a spare moment, I would suggest cleaning your brushes weekly with warm water and a gentle shampoo. This will allow any oil or dirt to separate from the bristles of the brush, leaving you with a clean brush ready for use again,” she explains.
All it takes is three quick steps:
Step 1: Get Rid of the Hair.
“Firstly, make sure you take all the visible hair and dirt out of the brush to make cleaning easier.”
Step 2: Wash Your Brush.
Submerge the brush in water and gently remove all hair and grime from the bristles.
Renya says: “You can always use a pen or comb to help get those stubborn hairs out. Be gentle on the bristles to ensure they do not come out, too.”
Step 3: Let It Dry.
“After washing your brush, rinse and lay flat to dry.”
And if you’re wondering how to clean a wooden hairbrush, Renya also has some specific advice for this brush type.
“If you have a wooden base brush, be careful with the water and the wood. I would not fully submerge it in the water."
In that instance, we could take a tip from the team at QUE Colour and spritz the bristles with Christophe Robin Regenerating Finishing Lotion which contains vinegar and denatured alcohol to help cleanse the brush of oils and dirt.
As well as your weekly deep-clean, Renya says a quick mini-clean of your hairbrush after each use is also advised.
“It is ideal to clean your brushes after every use, so there are no stray hairs laying around."
“However, I know this can sound high maintenance and we might not always have time, so I recommend gently removing any visible hairs and dirt from the brush after each use."