When it comes to keeping brushes clean, *makeup* brushes immediately come to mind. There’s nothing more satisfying than shampooing a week’s worth of product out of the bristles until they’re squeaky clean and ready to be used again.
But when was the last time you looked after the tool that keeps your *hair* in check? We’re referring to your trusty hairbrush, and we’re sure you have at least one in your arsenal.
OK, so… what about specifically how to get hair and dust out of a brush? *What* to clean them with? Do you need a special hair brush cleaner? With that in mind, here's your trusty guide on how to clean hair brushes at home. In this story, we’ll cover:
How often to clean hair brushes
How to wash a Boar bristle hair brush
How to wash a Synthetic bristle hair brush
How to clean a Plastic hair brush
How to clean a Wooden bristle hair brush
How often should we be washing our hairbrushes?
‘You need to treat them as you would a makeup brush and regularly clean them to wash away any oil, skin cells, styling residue, or dirt build-up on the bristles or the base.’
It makes total sense to add this task to your calendar every week. ‘Dirty brushes equal dirty hair and scalp, and we don’t want that! Once a week is a non-negotiable, especially if you use styling creams or serums, hairsprays, leave-in conditioners,’ continues McMahon.