Why you should urgently clean your brush
Why you should urgently clean your brush

When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? So: not just pulling your hair out? Why you should urgently clean your brush today …

Why you should urgently clean your brush!
Why you should urgently clean your brush!

We warn you! After consuming your item, you might want to throw your hairbrush in the garbage can … No, hopefully it won't be that bad after all. But do you remember the last time you cleaned your brush properly? So not just removing the hair and pulling out a few fluff of dust?

How often do you think you should clean your brush? Once a year? Twice?

Much more often. At least dermatologists advise. To prevent your brush from becoming a breeding ground for germs, you should brush it properly every two weeks. If you are prone to dandruff, and use dry shampoo or styling products frequently, then it would be a good idea to use a spray cleaner to clean your hairbrush and combs even once a week.

Because the dead skin cells, residues of the products and the natural oil of your hair adhere to the prongs and make them a real germ source. The result: the brush begins to smell and you rub the stale grease back into your freshly groomed hair with each stroke of the brush.

But how do I clean my hairbrush properly?

To get the hair out of the brush, a fine comb is best. Just go through a few times and loosen the hair. Then massage the bristles with a little soap under the lukewarm water (imagine you're washing dishes). This is how you remove the remains of grease and styling products.

But there is another top trick:


Put some hair shampoo and a teaspoon of baking soda in a tub of hot water. Put a small blob of the shampoo on the brush and spread it between the spaces with your finger. Now place the brush in the water with the bristles facing down and let it work for at least 2 hours.


Brush through the spaces between the bristles with an old toothbrush. The lint and residue in the brush should be easy to remove. If not, let it soak in the water a little longer.

It is important that you let the brush dry properly at the end. Otherwise it will go moldy! If in doubt, you can blow dry them.

Additional tip: The comb and brush cleaner is a little helper that removes the coarsest residues in the brush. You can get it in the drugstore from 80 cents or here you can order a higher quality online for 5.40 euros at Grüne Erde.

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