Why & How To Clean Your Hair Brush

Screen-Shot-2015-06-26-at-18.12.47So you’ve just washed your hair, it’s silky, fresh and smells gorgeous, you stand in front of the mirror flicking it around watching it glisten in the sunlight (ok I know I’ve gone a bit far) and then you put your grimy, greasy, hairy, product laden, dusty brush through it.
‘Oi…My brush isn’t dirty’ I imagine you shouting at the computer screen, but if you haven’t washed your hair brush in the last month, then I’m sorry to say it is, combs too!
However the answer is quick, easy and simple.
Firstly remove any hair which is stuck in it, use another brush or comb if it helps, next fill your sink up with warm water and a blob of clarifying shampoo or your normal shampoo.
If your brush is plastic then soak it for a few minutes, if it’s a fabric cushion brush do not submerge it in water, just gently dip the bristles in. Next get a toothbrush (not the one you use for your mouth) and rub the bristles and the fabric or plastic base, if it’s really dirty or product laden apply extra shampoo, then rinse under cold running water, repeat if necessary. Shake your brush and towel dry, leave it on a towel to dry or if you are in a hurry dry it with a hairdryer.
Aim to be cleaning any brushes and combs every two weeks to help keep your hair clean.