The Right Way To Clean Your Hairbrush

by Stephanie Montes

When it comes to your hair-care routine, we’re pretty sure washing your brushes isn’t the first thing on your to-do list–tsk tsk. The thought of oil, product and dirt building up on our brushes and being transferred back into our freshly washed hair has inspired us to do some major spring cleaning. Here, learn how to get your hairbrush seriously clean in 4 simple steps.

Brush It Off

Step 1: Remove Hair

Use a brush-cleaning tool or a wide-tooth comb to rake through the bristles and remove hair buildup.

Step 2: Soak

Fill your sink with warm water and a few drops of clarifying shampoo to make a sudsy bubble bath for your brushes.

Step 3: Scrub

Swirl your brush around in the soapy water and use a toothbrush to scrub in between the bristles. Rinse and repeat if needed.

Step 4: Dry

Lay the brush facedown on a towel overnight to dry or use a blow-dryer.