I’m going to apologize at the beginning of this post because this is actually kind of a gross post. However I’m writing it anyway because it’s important to know how to clean a hairbrush, and to do it every few months, to maintain the quality of your brushes.
The first thing you will need are your hair-filled brushes. I use two brushes every day so I’m going to show you how to clean both types.
The next thing you’ll need is a fine tooth comb.
Now it’s time to clean. Using the wider end of the comb, insert it at the base of the brush. Use an upward motion to push the hair up toward the top of the bristles.
Continue to do this around all the sides of the brush until there is a layer of hair at the top of the bristles.
Once the hair is all gathered at the top, use your fingers to pull it out of the bristles. It should come out in one big chunk but there might be a few strays left behind, that you have to pull out individually.
Nice and clean!
To clean the round brush it’s basically the same technique but slightly different. Hold the brush in one hand and grab the comb in the other hand. Start “brushing” the hair downward, rotating the brush as you go.
Keep “brushing” and gently pulling the hair downward until it’s all the way at the bottom of the bristles.
The hair will pull off the brush in one big circle, but again, you might have to pull a few strays off individually.
And just like that you’re done! It only takes a few minutes to clean your hairbrushes and if you take the time, every couple of months, your brushes will last longer!
Here’s one more look at the before and after!