A recent study has revealed that one of the most bacteria laden household items in existence is your hairbrush. Yes, that’s right your hairbrush. The build up of hair, dead skin and residues of grooming products create the perfect environment for bacteria to grow in your hairbrush. Although this sounds worse than it actually is, bacteria in your brush can cause hair fall, irritation and even allergies. Don’t throw out your old brushes just yet, let me give you some tips on how to clean your brush and make them as good as new.
First step to rescuing your favourite hairbrush is getting out all the hair. And there is no getting away from this one. No matter how much painstaking or time consuming it is, you’ll have to do it. You can make use of a comb to do this quickly and efficiently. Now, make a sud out of some mild shampoo and lukewarm water. Using harsh soap can ruin your brush forever so make sure your soap is mild. Next dip your brush into the water and swirl it a couple of times.
You can also use your hand to remove all the dirt from the bristles and then rinse in clean lukewarm water. Now shake off excess moisture from your brush and let it dry. If you want it done just a little bit quicker, use a towel to dry it out. Heat can damage the bristles of your brush so make sure you do not dry it in any other way. So yes, a blow drier is definitely out of the picture. Once you have completed your cleaning, check for damage. Cleaning your brush will take some of your time but if it is your favourite brush, I am sure you wouldn’t mind spending a couple of minutes on this. This might just be the brush of good fortune your brush was waiting for All those lazy girls out there, you can do the easy thing and buy a new brush but bear in mind that older brushes would be much softer on your hair so think twice before opting the easy way out. Cheers!