You’re Probably Not Cleaning Your Hairbrush as Often as You Should. Here’s Why You Need to Start Today

Let’s be real – makeup brushes we clean. Hairbrushes? Not so much. Did you know that you’re not just supposed to remove the broken hairs from your hairbrush, but also CLEAN it? Did you know that you have to keep your hairbrush hygienic? We did not! Here’s everything you need to know:

Not only does a gunky brush compromise your style, it’s also ruining your strands every time you run it through your hair. Like all your beauty tools, hair brushes get dirty with repeated use, especially if you are using hair products on your hair. Hair, residue from products, dust (and dust mites) and debris, dead skin cells, and oils can all build up on your hairbrush and this can have an negative impact on your hair and scalp health.

The buildup on your hair brush can serve as nidus for bacteria and yeast overgrowth, so there is an infection risk. The buildup around and between the bristles does not allow your hairbrush to work properly and furthermore as you brush your hair strands can get caught on some of this residue resulting in damage to the hair shaft. Also, each time you brush with a dirty hairbrush, you are re-depositing all that buildup back onto your hair and scalp, which can make your clean hair look dirty, greasy and weighed down and potentially cause irritation to the scalp skin.

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How To Clean Your Hairbrush & How Often?

Once-a-week cleaning is all it takes to completely rid of any ickiness. Using a large comb to remove any hairs caught in the brush, then letting it sit a cup of soap and water for five minutes, followed by spraying it with rubbing alcohol.

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