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This Easy Hack Will Get Rid of All the Icky Hair Buildup in Your Brush


Hair brushes aren’t usually on the top of our cleaning lists. In fact, we don’t think much about them much until it’s time to comb through our strands. Of course, that can quickly lead to more tangles on the brush than we ever get on our head. Luckily, you already have everything you need for a simple hair brush cleaning hack that will make it spotless, er hairless, again in no time.

The technique comes from Brandon Pleshek, a man who describes himself as a “third generation janitor and clean freak.” He shares a ton of amazing tips on his Instagram and TikTok pages, but we were particularly floored by his advice for cleaning hair brushes.

Pleshek recommends letting the brush soak in warm water and shampoo for an hour, then taking a toothpick (or similar item you can get under the hair with) to grab all the buildup. After that, just rinse it under water and let it dry.

Take a look at the clip to see how well the easy hack works:

Now we don’t have to worry about buying new brushes when we get tired of matted up hair getting in the way! 

Considering we all lose at least 100 strands a day, it’s no wonder our humble hair brushes get tangled up so fast. (Psst: The number gets even higher if you over-brush your hair and accidentally cause more loss, so be sure you’re not getting carried away.)

Next up: When was the last time you gave your makeup applicators a good clean, too? If you can’t remember, it’s probably a good idea to look at our tips for keeping makeup brushes soft and blenders squeaky clean

While you’re at it, check out the simple advice for showers that a professional housekeeper calls “the best cleaning hack of your life.” We promise, all of these tricks and tips will make life so much easier!

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