Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2 Simple Tips For Cleaning Hair Brushes

Today, I am giving you  2 Simple Tips For Cleaning Hair Brushes.  When I was back home (Los Angeles) for Christmas, my cousin gave me some additional books from my Aunt's collection, and one was called How To Clean Everything.  It was written by Alma Chestnut Moore and the copyright is 1952.  This book has an amazing amount of information, but what I love most is that most of it is using natural products that you have in your house already.  Very helpful for making natural cleaning products.  

So here we go.

2 Simple Tips for Cleaning Hair Brushes

1.  Natural Bristle Brushes 

Natural Bristle hair brushes should be cleaned using warm soapy water.  You can use a mild shampoo and then rinse with warm water.  Dry them on a towel bristles down.  When almost dry turn them bristles up and in the sun.  Apparently a 1/2 tsp baking soda in the rinse water will stiffen natural bristles again also.

(I just bought some natural boars hair bristle brushes and absolutely love them.  They are the Conair Brushes at Target, they come in regular and round brushes.  They do an amazing job on my hair.  I'll never go back to the others.)

2.  Nylon or Synthetic Bristle Brushes

These are really easy care brushes. You will want to wash them in warm sudsy water.  You can use a mild shampoo or mild natural dish soap.  You will then rinse them in clear water.  You can also sterilize them in by boiling them, which I thought was a great idea, since I am a germaphobe.

I hope this was helpful information.  I always hearing from you.

Have a great week.
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  1. Debi, Thanks for the tips. I think I might have the dirtiest brush on the face of the earth! I needed this worse than anyone! ~Tammy

    1. Hi Tammy,
      You are funny, but I know what you mean. It seems silly, but I forget to wash mine, and then I would just put some shampoo on it and rinse it. This book's directions make so much more sense.
      Have a great year.

  2. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am now following. Feel free to do the same!

    1. Thanks so much for following. I'm following back on facebook. Thanks so much for the party invite. I've linked up.

  3. 1/2 a tsp added it says...1/2 tsp of what please?!

    1. Taylor,
      I tried to answer by email. Sorry that it took so long to get back to you. I just fixed ti in the post. 1/2 tsp baking soda in the water will stiffen the bristles. Thanks for letting me know about the mistake.

  4. Thanks for hosting the fun party, Debi!!!
    Have a great Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. Thanks for sharing this great tip with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

  6. I'm also stopping by to say thanks for sharing at Eco Kids! I love this idea, and I'm featuring it tomorrow. I'm your newest follower too!


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