Hairbrushes can collect dirt and dust, as well as collect all the same product residue and buildup that your hair does. Cleaning out your vita hair brush is as essential as washing your hair. If you take good care of your brush it can last you a few years, so be sure to take a few minutes once a week and clean it out.
The firs thing you want to do is to remove as much of your stray hairs from the brush as possible. It’s normal while you are brushing your hair for stray hairs to get trapped and tangled up in the brush’s bristles. It’s a good idea to pull them out every day after you brush your hair instead of letting them build up.
The best thing to use to remove hairs from your brush is a wide toothed comb. Simply comb through the bristles and let the comb pull out anything it can. It is also a good idea to hold the brush over a trashcan to catch anything that might come out, like dried flakes of old hair products.
Next, fill up your sink with warm water. Add a few drops of shampoo to the water and swish it around so it gets nice and soapy. Submerge your brush in the water and swish it around for a few minutes.
Swishing the brush around in the warm soapy water should help to remove any remaining hairs or product buildup that were still stuck on the brush. Comb through it one more time with your wide toothed comb to remove anything that hasn’t fallen off.
Rinse off the brush again in warm water. Tap it against the side of the sink to remove as much excess water as possible. Then, dry off the back and handle with a dry towel.
Finally, lay the brush down over the edge of the sink with the bristles facing down. This will ensure that any excess water or moisture won’t get trapped in the pad at the bottom of the brush while it finished drying. If you continue to clean your brush each week it should last you a long time. However, you should check it often to make sure there are no split bristles, which can catch on your hair and damage it. If you see your brush’s bristles beginning to split that means its time to invest in a new one.