So next weekend I’m going to buy some more glue and clean the rest of the brush that way. Next I’m going to soak the rest of the brush in bleach and see what that does. I’m intrigued by the washing machine idea also but I’m doing laundry right now. When/if I get this clean/buy a new brush I’m definitely going to compile a hygiene routine from the tips above. I think now that I haven’t been taking as much good care of it as I should be. A much cleaner brush with all the little stuff gone, but not all the lint.
The next morning, wipe the brush with a towel. This will make sure that no water is inside the brush. Then wash the brush with water until all the soapiness goes away.
It might sound icky, but with that feat of regeneration, lots of those dispelled bits end up in your hairbrush. I used Bostik PVA glue, slightly stronger than your average childrens white glue although made of the same stuff. Plus it’s all goopy and thick from the cold so it was very difficult to put on evenly. In future I’d water the glue down to make it runny or use cheap Crayola glue and be a bit more careful with my application. A thinner, more even coating would probably peel off in one sheet, speeding things up and avoiding damage to the bristles. Oh, and would probably dry in less than two days.
However, it is a good product to scrub the bristle bed of your brush with because it has the potential to kill bacteria. You can lightly scrub your hairbrush avoid hot roots with vinegar and warm water and then rinse it. Along with your own, hygiene it’s very important to keep tools of daily use like comb and hairbrushes clean.
Use a comb to clean excess hair and the clinging lint from the bristles of the brush. Use the teeth to catch the hair and pull it out. You can now rinse your hairbrush and allow it to dry.
Proper care of the brush can keep it working well for as long as three years. If you’ve purchased a quality brush, you want it to last. After five minutes have passed, pull your brush out of the water. Then, apply a drop or two of your favorite shampoo to a clean toothbrush and thoroughly scrub the hair brush’s base and bristles.
Gosh, I hope it works for you like it did for me… Then I’d pull the lint off bit by bit while watching TV. That’s probably not much different than what you’re doing now, by the sound of things, but I did find the comb a useful tool.
And using a brush having all those nasty bacteria will just damage your hair eventually. Find the helpful tools you need to clean brushes. Please help me get the lint and grossness out of my hairbrush.
You can then use a toothbrush to get rid of any remaining debris. Run the brush through the lice comb down its length. Women with curly or textured hair prefer combing their hair in the shower along with conditioner. This helps them detangle better and they may not have to brush their hair too often. If you do not brush your hair everyday, you may not need to clean it too often.