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How To Clean a Boar Bristle Hairbrush Step by Step

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How To Clean a Boar Bristle Hairbrush Step by Step

Boar Bristle Hairbrushes are best for distributing the oil throughout the hair but a dirty brush is not so effective at doing so you need to figure out how to clean boar bristle brush and since the bristles of this brush are very dense you need to do this correctly so read on to know the steps to clean the brush

What do you need to  Clean a Boar Bristle Brush

In order to clean your boar bristle brush you will need

  • A rat tail comb or a regular tooth comb with a small and pointy end to help clean the hairbrush.
  • A container that is wide enough to hold brushes and a soapy mixture.
  • A body wash or shampoo to help create a soapy mixture that can rinse the brush to help clean it.
  • A Towel with microfibers and a toothbrush.
  • Either room temperature water or warm water to clean the bristle brush.

How To Clean a Boar Bristle Brush

Here is a step-by-step approach to cleaning your boar bristle brush

Step 1 Clean Dirt from the Brush

You should use the rat tail comb or the wide tooth comb to start removing hair and other dirt materials from the brush. You can even use your fingers or scissors to clean  If there are dirt particles that are not coming out you can wet the brush and use an old toothbrush to clean it.

Step 2: Soak the Hairbrush

Help Create a Soapy Mixture by Adding a few drops of shampoo or body in the container filled with warm water so that you can take care of the oil buildup in your brush. You can now soak the hairbrush in this soapy mixture but take care that if your brush has a wooden handle it should not touch the water. Sap can destroy the integrity of the wood so it is important that you only soak the bristles of the brush in the water and not the complete brush. Swirl the brush but do not leave the brush in water for too long

Step 3: Rinse the Hairbrush

After waiting for 10 minutes it’s time that you take out the hairbrush and give it a good rinse with cold water. When you soak the brush in warm water  small amount of debris and dirt would have come loose and the amount of cold water would help wash away this debris

Step 4: Dry the Hairbrush

Shake the hairbrush and then use a towel to dry the hairbrush but take care not to vigorously rub the towel against the hairbrush as that may cause the very small fibers of the towel to get trapped between the bristles. Instead, the best way is to wipe off the brush with a towel and let it air dry.

How Often Should you Clean a Boar Bristle Brush

You should deep clean the boar bristle brush every week along with it however you should also take care to remove long hair stuck in brushes every day to prevent tangled-up bristles.

Why Clean a Boar Bristle Brush

These are the benefits of cleaning a boar bristle brush

Brush will last for a longer time

When you brush your hair small things get stuck to like dead hair, dandruff,  bacteria, dead skin oil, etc so it becomes important to clean your boar bristle brush to make it last for a longer time

Will protect your scalp and hair

if you keep brushing your hair with the same brush then the dirt you cleaned from the brush will keep on coming back into your hair and will eventually harm your scalp and hair

Helps Distributes Oil

A Clean Boar Bristle Brush will help redistribute the oil better which is its primary function as compared to a dirty hairbrush.

How to Maintain a Boar Bristle Brush

To maintain your boar bristle brush well ensure that you follow these tips

  1. Make sure you clean your brush after every use as waiting for long creates a buildup of hair and dirt onto your brush
  2. Prevent Hair from building up in the bristles of your brush as it will damage the brush you can choose to trim these hairs when they buildup but be careful when doing so that you trim these hairs only from the side and don’t end up damaging the bristles.
  3. Make sure when the brush is wet you keep it face down so that water doesn’t settle on the brush and damage it
  4. When cleaning the brush you can add essential oils like tea tree oil or others to the solution this help make your brush smell good

What is the right way to use the Boar Bristle Brush

Always make sure that when you brush your hair you go from the roots to the tips which will make sure that oil distributes through your hair and helps create shiny hair. These are the other tips

Use Only on Dry Hair

Make sure you use the boar bristle brush only on dry hair if you use it on wet hair it can stretch your hair strands and may cause breakage. So for best results, before you brush make sure that your hair is completely dry.

Don’t use it for Detangling

Boar bristle brushes are not meant to be used for detangling your hair as the bristles on the brush are very densely packed and they will instead cause your hair to break. Instead, use Boar bristle brush on tousled hair.

Use it on hair Roots

Boar bristle brushes are used to distribute the oil on your hair throughout so it is best to start using these brushes from the roots and not from the tips

Always brush your hair in sections

When you are brushing your hair make sure your part your hair into sections this will help you and will also make sure that the hairbrush distributes the oil evenly across all parts of the hair.

Don’t style your hair with the brush

When you use hair styling products like gels and mousse then use this brush those products will get stuck on the bristles of this brush and will clog the brush.

How many times to use a Boar Bristle Brush

You can use Boar Bristle Brush two times a day depending upon the type of hair you have. If You have oily skin should use Boar Bristle brush only once a day as brushing your hair too many times will make your hair oily. If you have dry hair then you should use the brush two times a day as that will help distribute the oils in your hair and will help reduce the frizz and make your hair smoother.

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