Maintain Your Mane Tool
Your Hair Will Thank You
Without regular cleaning, you’ll be depositing all that sour, damp, musty gunk back into your lettuce with every brush stroke, defeating the purpose of brushing in the first place.
Even worse, buildup on your brush causes drag, increasing friction and putting unwanted stress on the hair shaft. The result is excess hair damage and breakage every time you brush.
While a clean brush will glide smoothly through the hair without that added resistance—a dirty brush is a real drag.
Timing Matters When Cleaning Your Hair Brush
It’s not only important to know how to clean your hair brush, but when to clean it as well.
Your scalp type (oily, average, or dry), activity levels, and the amount of hair products you use will determine how often you should clean your brush.
If your scalp is on the oily side, you sweat every day, or use a lot of products, you’ll want to clean your brush roughly once a week. If you’ve got a drier scalp or you rarely/never use hair products, you can get away with a deep clean every 2-3 weeks.
Some “Don’ts” Before The “Dos”
How to Clean Your Hair Brush
- A dirty, bad brush in need of some good, clean lovin’
- Wide-toothed comb
- Toothbrush (that you won’t put back in your mouth)
- Shampoo ( POWER CLEAN Clarifying Shampoo for extra credit )
- Alcohol spray or wipes
Brush With Confidence
Now that you’ve learned how to clean your hair brush, there’s no excuse for dragging gunky residue and buildup through your locks every day. Brush easy, and lay your head down on your pillow each night knowing you’re avoiding hair damage and breakage with a clean brush.
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El Chuckarino: you can red my ( old) papers, in french language ( use a online translator)at this address: http://chamanedaniel.canalblog.com/but, i’ve resigned publishing since the covid crisis
I will check it out. Thank you, Chamane!
Alan: to clean a BBB ( boar bristle brush), used to remove the excess of sebum on the hair, you can put it in a dishwashing bath ( the tensives in are fat free) and use the sponge on the bristles
then rinse , shake to wring the water out, and let dry
avoid using a shampoo for all contain fatty matters and can cover the bristles of those greases
You are always a great resource for information, Chamane. Have you ever thought about writing a blog?
Yo Scott! I use this same technique on my Mane Hog as well. All the same steps apply!
Great tutorial! You guys rock!
Thanks for the tutorial on the Continental. How about the Mane Brush?
Thanks for the feedback. A lot of these techniques should cross over to the Mane Hog regardless it would be nice to still have a piece specific to it.
I would like to see “How to clean a bristle brush”.
We hear ya!