Even though I use my hair brushes every day, I somehow don’t remember to give them a good cleaning all that often. I noticed recently that they were getting quite dusty and dirty so I decided to try out a natural cleaner on them. I could have just bought new brushes, but didn’t want to throw them away when I could possibly clean them up and reuse them. I was extra glad that I didn’t go buy new ones once I found that this cleaning soak recipe works like a charm.
To start, I cleaned the brushes out as much as possible just by using my hands. I then put together the mixture for soaking which included the following: 3 cups water, 1 cup vinegar, and about 20 drops of tea tree essential oil. I used a tall pitcher for this soak so that I could place the brushes handles up and cover all of the bristle area with the solution.
After about a half hour of soaking, I returned to check on the brushes and most of the dust and grime had been loosened. I used a toothpick to get out the small amount of remaining hair that was stuck at the bottom of the brushes and then rinsed them thoroughly. I noticed that the brushes had a nice fresh smell and I let them sit out on the bathroom counter until they were dry and could be put away.