How to clean hair-brush..!!

salyDecember 23, 2006

Can somebody pass me a tip or trick to clean my hair brushes!!

They get some dusty fibrous all wound up at the roots of the bristles. When I tries to pinch them out the brush became more messy...

What to so..!!

Pls advice...

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socks

I soak in warm, soapy water (dish soap or laundry detergent, and just keep working on it with a toothbrush, comb, other brush or whatever works. It won't be perfect, but better than before.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2006 at 5:38PM
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patsyann

Soak in ammonia and water mixture..1/4c.ammonia to 1c. water. Works for combs as well.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2006 at 9:27PM
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jannie

First I comb out the loose hair, then I wet the brush thoroughly, then apply some shampoo, just a small amount. Did I mention I have 2 hairbrushes? I apply the shampoo, then rub the bristles against each other, one brush in each hand. Then rinse, shake off excess water, then hang face-down so they will dry quickly. Hope this makes sense.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2006 at 12:14PM
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bud_wi

Toss them in the washer when you do a load of towels. They will come out sparkling clean. Don't do this if they have wooden handles though.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 9:35AM
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lindac

There are made wire brushes for getting all that fuzzout of the base of the bristles....I think Fuller makes them. Then soal in an ammonia solution, as Patsyann says.
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 9:05PM
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oakleif

I soak mine overnight in a soapy weak bleach
water solution. than run a comb through it the next morning, goopy fuzzy stuff comes right out
oakleif

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 12:51AM
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meldy_nva

I prefer Jannie's method as it works very well. If you use hairspray or gel, then the ammonia solution is usually better. I found that 2 brushes cleaning each other does a better job faster than the special cleaning brush (yes, it's Fuller's). Don't forget to clean the brushes each time you shampoo to help prevent a buildup of the fibers.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 12:52PM
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saly

I thank you all for so much advice.
I will certainly try these tips...
-Saly

    Bookmark   December 30, 2006 at 6:38PM
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tiad57

I stick mine in the dishwasher.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2006 at 12:50AM
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bud_wi

I tried the dishwasher once and the plastic handles melted. Dishwashers can take plastics that are rated /1\ or /2\ but not /5\ and it is not required that the number be imbossed on hairbrushes.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 9:18PM
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linnea56

Dishwasher is fine if you skip the heated dry cycle. We wash a lot of plastics so never use the heated dry at all. Keep plastics in the top rack, too.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 12:57AM
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grittymitts

My niece who owns a beauty shop told me to soak in 1/2 bleach/1/2 warm water solution- no hair removal required; then rinse well. I use a large cheap vase & it works beautifully..no scrubby dub, dubbing needed!
Suzi

    Bookmark   September 15, 2007 at 10:41AM
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