How to properly clean your hair brush, especially your boar bristle hairbrush bristles! I’ll show you how to wash your hairbrush and make sure you don’t damage your brush while washing it!
Today I’m going to specifically show you how to properly clean your boar bristle hair brush! It’s a little more work than a comb! See my shocking before and after photos, especially what a dirty brush looks like close up!
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – The Beauty Benefits
Dandruff can be PREVENTED by Properly Cleaning your Hair Brush!
1. Your Hair will stay Cleaner
2. Your Hair will be Shinier
3. Your brush will Last Longer!
4. Your brush will glide down Easier
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – What You Need:
1. Dish Soap
2. Clarifying Shampoo
3. Paper Towels
4. Comb or Hair Pick
5. Drop of Tea Tree Oil (Optional)
What’s Lurking in YOUR Hairbrush?
You need to clean your hairbrush regularly, at least once every month, ideally every other week for a healthy scalp and clean hair. I used a 60mm lens to capture up close what’s in the average dirty hair brush! Dust, fuzz, hair, oil, dead skin cells, and more!
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 1
Use a hair Pick or comb to gently remove the hair trapped in the bristles. Lots of dust and fuzz accumulates in each bound of bristles deep to the base. The more oil the brush collects, the more easily it can attach dust and hair to the bristles like a magnet. Lots of micro bacteria can grow in this environment and cause dandruff! See how important it is to know how to PROPERLY clean your hair brush?!
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 2
Fill your sink with warm soapy water, adding a couple drops of dish soap and a drop of Tea Tree Oil to disinfect your hair brush. Dish soap will help dissolve the grease and oil from your hair brush.
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 3
Wet your brush by dipping it into the soapy water upside down. This important not to let it sink or submerge into the bottom, that will weaken the bristles for the hair brush! This is the best way how to clean your hair brush because you’re avoiding water to stay trapped in the base which would weaken the base and cause bristles to fall out.
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 4
Apply a generous drop of your favorite clarifying shampoo, I’m using Garnier Fructis. This will help clean the bristles and condition the bristles to a regular PH balance for hair. I also love the smell! 😉 Lather up your brush and continue to use your hair pick to get out any loose dust.
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 5
Rinse your brush generously and make sure you place your brush upside down to let the water fall out of the base of the brush. You don’t want water damaging the base. Use warm water!
How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush – Step 6
Allow you hair brush to dry naturally upside down. Without using any heat will ensure your boar bristles will stay in great condition and won’t break. Your bristles will be shiny like new! Enjoy your clean hair brush!
Look at the before and after photo of my hair brush that went from dirty build up to squeaky clean! Like my brush? It’s this one:
Thank you for reading my article: How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush
Did these photos scare you? Let me know in the comments below! LOL
Also, learn the Boar Bristle Brush Benefits and how to properly use a boar bristle brush in this article:
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19 thoughts on “How to Properly Clean your Hair Brush”
nice tips..i shall try this out real soon!
very nice tips. I will try your given tips. Like U !!!! Thanks.
thanks! good luck.
I have a experience with wildgood brushes and I’m having a very good results, I choosed this brush because is 100% natural you should try!!Very good article about how to clean the brushes, I was looking for a good explanation for clean my!!
I have a circular boat bristle brush. How do you suggest that I clean it without weakening the bristles? One side at a time?
Hi Siri B,
You can just take a fine comb and go into each row carefully, and clean it just as mentioned in this post.
This helps remove the build up of hair,oil, dust, and lint that gets trapped deep in a boar bristle brush. It’s best to clean the bristles so the trapped debree doesn’t weaken the base of the bristles.
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LOL Brianna, your comment made me laugh. Thanks for the love! I suppose this brush cleaning tutorial worked?
I can’t get this fucking shit to work God damn it !!!
What’s wrong? Is your brush THAT dirty?
But mine is a round boar bristle brush so how do i clean it?
You can clean it the same way, just be sure to clean it evenly. When you float the brush in water, you may need to flip it after a while to get an even cleaning.
Can I use regular shampoo instead of clarifying shampoo?
Yes you can try it out. Good luck.
Should I do this like every week or every month?
I try to wash my brush every two weeks. It depends how dirty your brush gets. The more dirty it gets, the more often you’ll want to wash it.
Thank you for this. I always felt I might be damaging my boar bristle brush washing it like a synthetic brush. Now I know how to clean them. Yay!
I found this page through an image search. Your long thin fibers are the closest I’ve seen to what collects in the nylon bristle Denman I use when my hair is wet:
(That’s a “digital microscope” photo…)
The mystery is that in the boar bristle brush I use when my hair is dry, I find only clean hair – no thin fibers and none of the gray sebum and dust paste so many people report. I don’t see any fibers in my actual head hair:
Certainly curious where they come from! I’ve been “no-poo” water only washing for many years now, except I do a vinegar rinse to cope with very hard water. Don’t see how that could create fibers…
Thanks for sharing. It always amazes me how much grey fuzz collects in my brush. Then again, I’m amazed how much dust floats around us all day and sticks to our hair’s oils.
Thank you for sharing these microscope images.
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