While we do not forget to wash our hair when it gets dirty, we shouldn’t neglect a dirty cob or a hairbrush too. An unclean hairbrush can damage your scalp to a great extent. It can make your hair oily and dirty, which can lead to unnecessary itchiness and hair-fall problems. Despite visiting expensive hair-care salons and using costly products, leaving your hairbrush dirty can call for a lot of trouble.
Surely, cleaning your comb and hairbrushes regularly can be time-consuming, but with proper method and an easy guide, you can save a lot of time and effort. Here is a hassle-free guide to cleaning your hairbrushes easily.
What all do you need?
– An old toothbrush
– Your dirty hairbrush
– Some baking soda
The first thing you need to do is pull out all the hair strands stuck in the brush. If possible, do the same instantly after combing your hair. Not only will it fasten the process, but will keep the dust and dirt away from forming on the brush. Try and pull out as much of hair strands as you can, until it is impossible. You can then resort to a fine teeth comb to remove all the leftover hair from the brush.
In the next step, you need to fill a little tub or the sink with warm water and add some cleaning shampoo. Put the brush into the water and leave it there for half an hour. This will rid your hairbrush of all the residues and make it free of all the leftover dry scalp-tissues. Thereafter, you can add a little baking soda to the water and let it rest for a while.
The next step involves cleaning the hairbrush bristles with an old toothbrush. This will take care of all the oil and greasiness from the base of the brush. You can also add a little shampoo to give it a good scrub.
Finally, you can use your hands for better results. After you are done, you can use a towel or let the comb or hairbrush dry out naturally. Remember that a hairbrush takes more time than a comb to dry. Do not forget to place the bristles facing downwards, so that the water can drain out.
Once it’s dry, your brush is ready for use.