How to Clean Hair Brushes

How to clean hair brushes might not be top of your to do list right now, but it is important to carry out this important task on a regular basis for the good of your hair and for basic hygiene. 

The good news is that the more frequently you clean your hair brushes , the easier it becomes so let’s check out how to clean hair brushes in three easy steps so you can maintain your health and hygiene in tip top condition.

Step 1: Clear all the dead hair out of the hairbrush. 

All the hair which accumulates between the bristles needs to be gone! Use a pair of scissors or the sharp point of a comb in order to dig into the bristles. If there is long hair stuck in the brush, you can cut it with the scissors. Once the bulk of the hair is gone – and this job is actually satisfyingly yucky – you can work on any small areas with a hair pick or grip to remove the rest of it.

Step 1: Wash your hair brush.

Now you can see the full hair brush right down to the root of the bristles, you will notice it still looks pretty disgusting. Skin flakes, product residue, lint and oil accumulate on your hair brush so you need to remove it. 

How to clean hair brushes requires more than simply removing hair. You need to wash it thoroughly to get it back to clean hygienic condition.

Fill a bowl with soapy water. For best results use good quality soap that deep cleanses without leaving chemicals which could then damage your hair. Leave the brush to soak for a few minutes and then rub it to remove any stubborn residue. Dip the brush into the water and swirl it around to make sure it is restored to clean condition.

The soap that you use to clean your hair brush is important too. You need it to be powerful enough to clean, yet not too aggressive so that it damages the brush and also your hair. 

Dr Woods Castile Soap with Shea Butter is a great choice for cleaning hair brushes. It is gentle and effective and with its composition of pleasant smelling ingredients it is the perfect product for the job. The Dr. Woods range of soap based and Shea butter based products can be used for a range of cleaning purposes around the home as well as for personal care , so is definitely worth trying. 

Once you are satisfied, rinse your hairbrush in clean water and leave it to dry. 

Step 3: Dry your hair brush.

The best way to do this , is to let it dry naturally overnight by either hanging it up to drip dry or by placing it on a clean towel or kitchen roll. However if you are experiencing humid weather conditions, you can help it along with a hair dryer.

To avoid having to carry out a major clean on your hair brush, the best way of knowing how to clean your hairbrushes is to keep on top of the job and clean them every week.