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Natural Hair Brush Cleaner

by Michelle on February 15, 2011

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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.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Vivian March 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Have you ever use this receipe for cleaning natural hair cosmetic brushes?

Thanks for sharing,
Vivian

Michelle March 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Hi Vivian,

I haven’t tried this recipe for cosmetic brushes and I think something a bit more gentle might work better for those. I found this short video on how to clean natural hair cosmetic brushes with warm water and Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap. I am a big fan of the unscented, baby-mild kind and think type of cleaning this would work better for you.

http://www.ehow.com/video_7754018_clean-natural-hair-makeup-brushes.html

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