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How to Clean Hairbrushes

You remember to wash your hair but usually forget about the hairbrush. Now it’s time to learn how the pros do it.


  • Step 1: Remove loose hair Use a comb to remove loose hair from the hairbrush by running the teeth of the comb outward from the pad of the brush, lifting the hair upward.
  • Step 2: Dip toothbrush in soapy water Dip the toothbrush in warm, soapy water; then use it to gently scrub the bristles and hairbrush pad.
  • TIP: If you have a plastic brush, soak it in a mixture of warm water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda for one hour.
  • Step 3: Rinse hairbrush Rinse the hairbrush in the bowl of clean water to wash away any soapy residue.
  • Step 4: Shake your hairbrush Shake the excess water from the hairbrush.
  • TIP: Cleaning your hairbrush on a regular basis will keep it in good shape and make it last longer.
  • Step 5: Let it air dry Place your clean hairbrush on a hand towel to dry.
  • FACT: On average, we lose between 40 and100 strands of hair each day.

You Will Need

  • A comb
  • Your hairbrush
  • A toothbrush
  • A bowl of warm
  • soapy water
  • A bowl of cool
  • clean water
  • A hand towel

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