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Cleaner brushes last longer:

If you use a brush to style or blow out your hair, most likely it’s got a lot of buildup on it from products that you use in your hair. It probably also has a lot of loose hair tangled up in it. But what’s a great way to clean your brush? Well, it almost always depends on the type of brush you are using.

For example, if you are using a brush with synthetic or plastic bristles, you don’t have to be quite as careful as you are if you are using a brush made of natural fibers, like hemp, or poor bristle.

A plastic or synthetic brush can be cleaned by stroking a regular plastic comb through the brass bristles to remove the loose hair first. Once you remove the loose hair, you can use a toothbrush to scrub the base or pad of your brush if it’s a round brush, this would be the barrel underneath the bristles. Make sure to use warm, soapy water to remove the sticky residue that hairspray, some gels, and styling products can leave behind. Then, we recommend air drying your brush after a good rinsing.

If your brush is a natural fiber, like hemp or poor bristle, we recommend the same sort of process, however, make sure that you don’t soak your brush (especially if it’s made of wood) for an extended period of time. Also, with this type of brush, you should be using a very mild soap that doesn’t contain detergent as it will strip the natural oils from your scalp that have accumulated on the fiber that help condition your hair.

This occasional practice will help you reduce the frequency of purchasing new styling tools, and maybe give your old favorite brush a new lease on life!

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