How To: Clean a Hairbrush
What You Need
Follow These Three Easy Steps
Remove hair from your brush every time you use it. Hold the brush in one hand while grasping a comb in the other. If the comb has a pointed handle, hold the teeth (not the handle) and run the point of the handle through the bristles a few times to dislodge and remove any hair. Alternately, you can use the teeth of the comb to remove hair, raking them through the bristles and lifting the hair up and out. Discard the hair.
Once a month or so, shampoo your hairbrush to remove dirt, oil, and any built-up hair products. Holding the handle, swirl
the head of the brush around in a bowl of warm water. Next, put a few drops of gentle shampoo on the bristles of a toothbrush
and use the toothbrush to scrub the bristles and base of the hairbrush. Rinse the brush by swirling it around in the bowl
of clean water.
Tip: Don’t soak your hairbrush in water, as that could harm its cushion and any wooden parts.
Place the clean, wet brush on a dry towel with the bristles facing down to dry overnight.