How to wash properly your hair brush?
The health and beauty of your hair depends not only on the lifestyle, healthy diet and quality of products with which we wash and treat it, but also on the cleanliness of our favorite hair brush. We do not have strict recommendations for choosing it, but we have tips on how to keep it clean.
Why wash your hair brush?
The question seems rhetorical, but it will not be superfluous to discuss it. We use our hair brush practically every day and quite logically a bunch of bacteria, skin residues, dust and styling products accumulate on it. All this negatively affects the scalp, leading to irritation and redness. To avoid all these troubles, you need to take good care of the hygiene of your combing tool.
How often should we wash it?
Stick to the rule: the more often, the better. Experts advise to wash your brush at least once a week and at least twice if we use a lot of stylists .. The brush should be replaced at least once a year – for For 12 months, so many bacteria have accumulated on it that it is no longer possible to wash them with anything. In addition, the bristles of the brush wear out, break and this makes it harmful to your hair.
With soap and water
Before you start washing the brush, first carefully remove all the hairs on it, and then wash it well with water. This type of disinfection is suitable for all types of combing agents – whether it is a wooden comb (do not soak it too long so as not to damage the wood) or a plastic flat brush.
With baking soda
The soda solution is an alternative to soap. Dissolve 5 tsp. baking soda in 1 liter of water, soak in it a brush or comb, and in the morning wash thoroughly with clean water. Soda perfectly removes skin residues and cleans hair from dirt.
With white vinegar
Vinegar gives hair shine. In addition, it perfectly disinfects brushes and combs from the accumulated dirt. To get the desired effect, you need to leave your brush in the vinegar for at least an hour, then wash it well with water.