All that happened was the nail brush bent the spikes on my hair brush causing damage. I think if I’d tried this three months ago when the lint buildup was smaller I would have gotten the whole thing clean. It really was effective for much of the brush.
Using the skinny end of your rat-tail comb, gently move through the bristles to pick up hair, buildup, and lint on your plastic brushes. For wooden brushes and natural bristles, gently use the comb side to pull hair from the root of the bristles. Wooden-handled hairbrushes can have synthetic, natural, or a mixture of bristles. Unlike plastic handles, wooden hairbrushes should never be allowed to soak in water. The water can cause the wood to deteriorate and the bristles to loosen. If your wooden hairbrush has gotten wet, never dry with high heat from a hairdryer.
Rinse the combs well in warm water and place on a towel to air-dry. If you feel the brush needs to be sanitized, lightly spray with a disinfecting spray like Lysol to kill bacteria. Do not use isopropyl alcohol, because it can dry out the natural bristles. Fill the bathroom sink or a large bowl with warm water. Add a generous squeeze of shampoo and swish the brush in the solution to create some suds. Use a paper towel to wipe the nits or lice from the comb after each swipe through the hair.
Wash the nylon brush to remove debris and allow it to dry completely before reusing it for this purpose. Please, please try the nail brush method before you go through all of that again. As a youth, I used my fingers to pick and yank stuff out of my brushes. As a young adult, I just bought new ones when I couldn’t stand it anymore.
That also did some damage but less than anything else and at least gave an acceptable result. Apparently the bleach weakened my hair brush twist on straight hair and the handle broke off the day after my last post. I’ve been through about seven of these before, same brand, and never had that happen.
If your hairbrush’s bristles are lost in a sea of strands, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. Use your fingers if your hairbrush has a light layer of collected hair. Your fingertips are your most accessible and cost-effective tool. Start at the base of the cylinder or pad, grasp a clump of hair, and gently pry up and away.
These may also come in different sizes and materials. If you have dandruff, clean your hairbrush weekly to help prevent skin flakes from redepositing into your hair. Follow the simple cleaning regimen recommended for your type of hairbrush, above. Another quick and easy way to remove lint from a hairbrush is to use dryer sheets. All you need to do is run the dryer sheet over the bristles. The dryer sheet will snag on the lint and pull it out.
As an alternative, you can also dampen a clean cloth and wipe away the excess shampoo and hairbrush lint. After you finish rinsing, give your brush a few shakes to get rid of excess water. To protect your brush, try your best not to get the wood or fabric padding wet.
Using a dirty comb or hairbrush lets these microbes infect your scalp, causing a variety of scalp diseases such as acne, scalp folliculitis, etc. Also, the dirt and residue from the uncleaned comb or hairbrush get transferred back to your hair, wasting all your regular hair cleansing efforts. There are brushes and combs for every type of hair and every purpose. For example, the wide-toothed comb is perfect for gently detangling the hair, the round brush is used for styling, and the teasing brush is used for well…. In order for you to find the perfect brushes for you, we suggest researching online and seeking advice from people with the same hair type and goals as you. Using baking soda to remove lint is quite popular.