Cleaning a boar bristle brush is important and very easy to do. Boar brushes help remove excess oil and dirt from your scalp, which starts to accumulate and settle on the brush's bristles, even after one use.
Why should I clean my boar bristle brush?
Brushing your hair with a dirty brush is not a good idea. Especially when the purpose of the brush you're using is to help remove excess oil from your scalp. If you decide not to wash your brush after a few uses then you will only be putting the oil and dirt back onto your scalp and hair. Your hair will simply not feel clean.
How often should I clean my boar bristle brush?
This depends on how often you brush your hair with your boar brush and how oily your scalp is. If you use your brush daily and you have an oily scalp, I would recommend washing your brush every few days to weekly. Notice the build-up on the brush and every time you use it, make sure you remove any hair and dirt trapped in it. After one week of use, it's time to give it a good clean.
How do I clean my boar bristle brush?
It's extremely quick and easy to clean your boar brush and it will only take you about five minutes. Firstly, remove any hair and dirt already stuck in your brush. If you can't get to it properly, you could use a small comb to help remove this entirely. You will then need to soak the bristles in warm soapy water for about 10 minutes or so. All you need is:
> A good size bowl where you can fit the brush but not the handle
> Any type of soap as long as it is gentle
Let the soap work its magic. After about 10 minutes, remove the brush from the soapy water and dry with a clean cloth and you're done! Your boar bristle brush looks as good as new.
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