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cleaning hairbrushes

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
is there any way of getting ALL the buildup off the hairbrush? I have never been able to figure this one out.
post #2 of 11
Me neither it's so gross I figure I should just replace them after a year or two. Maybe soak them in apple cider vinegar or something? I buy mine drugstore, but if you have Mason Pearsons or something maybe you can't really replace them
post #3 of 11
Ok, this is going to sound really weird, but this is what my mom has always done . . .

Put the brush(es) in the bathroom sink and plug the sink. Cover the brushes completely with white vinegar and then sprinkle baking soda in it. (It will get all foamy). Let soak for 15-20 minutes and then drain the sink and resoak the brushes in really hot water.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
alrighty! I hope you are serious cuz I am going to try this. I was also wondering about soaking it with some oxyclean, if that would help break the 'stuff' down.
post #5 of 11
^ LOL ~ I am serious Nicole! I have personally never tried it, but my mom has been doing it since I can remember! Let me know how it turns out
post #6 of 11
Don't you just love moms? (:
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by compulsiveshopper314 View Post
Ok, this is going to sound really weird, but this is what my mom has always done . . .

Put the brush(es) in the bathroom sink and plug the sink. Cover the brushes completely with white vinegar and then sprinkle baking soda in it. (It will get all foamy). Let soak for 15-20 minutes and then drain the sink and resoak the brushes in really hot water.
Yep, apple cider vinegar works as well both with hydrogen peroxide. It kills all bacteria, viruses and germs too.
post #8 of 11
I just run it under water and let it soak for a bit...I hate when it does that too! lol

Some cool suggestions ladies...think I'm gunna try.
post #9 of 11
hmm i definitely wouldnt soak a hairBRUSH. it could melt the glue that is used to attatch the bristle pad to the handle. just a thought.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
well, I did it. I didn't fill a sink with Vinegar, I did get my jumbo mug and did that. Then poured a small scoop of Baking soda into it. After cleaning up the fizz from the 'reaction', I topped off the vinegar again and set the timer for 15 mins. Then rinsed the brush and soaked in super hot water for like another 30. I had to do a little rubbing and scrubbing, but it looks like a leaner new brush. I just can't tell if it is back to its original look or, some 'extra' was rubbed off as well.

I guess I will find out next time I straighten my hair
post #11 of 11
This is going to sound crazy but I heard that putting brushes in the dishwasher will clean them well.
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