Caring for your hair brush & my top brushes

Caring for your hair brush & my top brushes

This may sound like a little bit of an odd topic to talk about but for some reason, dirty hair brushes and ones with hair stuck on them (yuck), really get to me. So today I wanted to share some super simple tips on how to keep your hair brushes clean.

Since your hair is something that everyone sees each day I do think that it is worth investing in good brushes and not just cheap and cheerful ones (though they can be handy for travel). And therefore I would like to keep them in good condition so that they last longer and are more of an investment than a throwaway item. I don’t spend a fortune on brushes – just not a €1 per brush either.

And another reason that I keep my brushes clean is that I really don’t think that pulling a dirty brush through clean hair helps keep your hair clean! I generally clean mine every two weeks – that may not be perfect but when I clean my makeup brushes I also do my hairbrushes at the same time and that works for me and it seems like less of a chore.

Cleaning your brushes

  • After you brush your hair – if there are any loose hairs in your brush, just simply remove them and dump
  • Make cleaning your hairbrushes a routine – I clean mine straight after my makeup brushes and this means it doesn’t seem like a massive chore
  • To clean them and get rid of hairspray, oils etc. stuck to your brush – I use lukewarm water and a clarifying shampoo to clean
  • Always let your hairbrush dry naturally
  • The ‘guidelines’ are to replace your brushes every 6 months – but I use some of mine for years and they do last when I look after them

The brushes that I use on a day to day basis are:

  • Tangle teaser for after the shower – link, though I do love this one
  • Wet brush either for after the shower or if I have had an uneasy sleep and my head is a bed of tangles! – link
  • Paddle brush for just normal brushing – link
  • Classic small handbag brush – link, I absolutely love this brush and have had it for years!!
  • Easilocks Copper Barrel brush for blow drying – link

Well, there you go – a simple how to list of keeping your brushes clean and my public service announcement done for today 😛

Wet Brush Shine – Blackout
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Hello Kitty Rainbow
Tangle Teezer The Original Coral
Denman Paddle Brush (D84)
Denman Classic D3 Styling Brush
Easilocks Copper Barrel Brush 53mm
Wet Brush Shine – Blackout
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Hello Kitty Rainbow
Tangle Teezer The Original Coral
Denman Paddle Brush (D84)
Denman Classic D3 Styling Brush
Easilocks Copper Barrel Brush 53mm
Wet Brush Shine – Blackout
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Hello Kitty Rainbow
Tangle Teezer The Original Coral
Denman Paddle Brush (D84)
Denman Classic D3 Styling Brush
Easilocks Copper Barrel Brush 53mm

Nothing to declare and no affiliates – just a load of brush talk 🙂 

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