Keeping your hairbrush clean

One of the keys in keeping your hair healthy is using a clean hairbrush all the time. You wash and shampoo your hair everyday so why not clean your hairbrush every so often? I don't see the point of washing your hair daily if you're going to use a dirty, fuzz filled brush to style it. Everyday use will leave natural oil buildup or gunk built up from hairstyling products. Not cleaning it regularly means the dirt and oil buildup will be transferred to your hair, I'm sure you wouldn't want that.

The first thing you do in cleaning is to remove the hairs from your hairbrush. You can actually use your fingers to pick up excess hair but if it proves to be difficult, try using another brush or a toothpick. Then clean it with warm water and a mild soap. An old toothbrush may come in handy to gently remove oil residue and excess dirt. For further sanitation, you can soak it in this solution for 10 minutes: one part vinegar to four parts water. Give it a good rinse after soaking with warm or lukewarm water (you wouldn't want your hair smelling of vinegar). Then hang it up to dry or just lay it out on the table.

Prevent it from getting a lot of shampoo and styling product buildup to keep it clean. Wash it at least every two days and regularly pick out excess hair. Take extra time to care for it, your hair will thank you for that. It will not only keep your hair healthy but you can also keep your hairbrush longer. We spend a lot of time caring for our hair, some of us even spend so much for it. Investing on a good one and taking care of it only makes sense. By the way, it's recommended to replace hairbrush at least once a year to maintain the health of your hair and scalp.

Max, this post is for you. :D


Max said...

Hey Liza, :D

Thank you ever so much for this post :D!! It made my day: it really did!

I wrote the tip down, and I am going to follow the advice thoroughly! Thank you!

I am doing fine, thank you, my friend!
I wish you a stupendous weekend *hug*!

Cheers and thanks once again

Digital Polaroids said...

Great article!

Andrea Singer said...

Great tips! My mom used to clean our hairbrushes all of the time when I was growing up. . .but I have been lazy the past 6 years since I've been married. I know what I'm doing tomorrow! :)

shydub said...

Great care tips Liza.
here to steal your mom check nyo bagde, have a fun weekend!

MamaFlo said...

Excellent Reminder, I'm going to do it right now - Thanks!

Andrea Singer said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog -- wow your story is incredible!

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Luana @MommySoul said...

Aww precious tips, sis! ^-^ I've always had a hard time removing hair from my brush (and mind is curly, so you know... heh) and now I know how to do it :D Thanks!!

p.s. thank you for the tag ^-^ I'm having a busy weekend to say the truth, a lot of work to do... but I'm happy to keep busy ;) It's fun, and it's money that comes in. I only hate the back pains :P

Badong said...

hope my sister reads this. hehe

MommaWannabe said...

Liza. truly a great tip. I am a brush user myself, I will keep this in mind.

Reminds me might time to replace my brush;)

HearMe said...

thanks for the tip... You made a wake call to me to clean my brush regularly...

Max said...


I come to tell you that it worked!! I have followed your tip two weekends in a row and it really worked. My brush looks good as new :D! Thanks, again!


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