How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home

By Mary Smith. Updated: March 31, 2019
How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home

Hairbrushes can be found in every bathroom as they're an indispensable item for most and are used every day. It's vital to know how to choose the right hairbrush but it's also vital to know how to always keep it in top condition and keep it clean. It's best to do some things daily when cleaning brushes in addition to other extra but also essential tasks. In this OneHowTo article we explain in detail how to clean a hairbrush at home.

You'll need:
  • Water
  • Neutral soap
  • Ammonia
  • Comb
  • Old toothbrush or toothpick
  • Ammonia
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Steps to follow:

Hair brushes should be kept clean and in perfect condition, to prevent them from accumulating dirt and becoming transmitters of germs. Every time you brush you should remove any hairs that have accumulated.

How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home - Step 1

A toothed comb can help to eliminate hairs from your brush, especially if it's a round brush. We recommend that you put any hair straight into the bin rather than the toilet, so it doesn't clog it up.

How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home - Step 2

As well as this daily task, you need to clean your hair brush more thoroughly and often. For that, submerge it in hot water with some neutral soap or detergent. You can use any bathroom soap or dishwasher detergent and leave it under water for at least 20-30 minutes.

How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home - Step 3

Once done, use a pointed or narrow object to reach all corners of the hairbrush, such as a toothpick or an old toothbrush. This way you'll remove any dirt. However, if your brushes are made of wood you should not submerge them to prevent them from deteriorating. In this case you should rinse it over water and carefully lather some shampoo on it and clear it off with water.


Rinse your brush with clean water and leave it to dry on a dry towel or cloth. Do not brush your hair until the brush is completely dry.


Occasionally wash your hairbrush with water and ammonia to completely remove any dirt. You must be very careful because it is a corrosive product.


Another trick for cleaning hair brushes involves covering them with shaving foam and leaving them for 30 minutes. Rinse afterwards in cool water and you'll find you have a clean, perfect brush.


If there are lots of tangled hairs in your brush and can't remove them with the method mentioned above, find some scissors and simply cut through the ball of hair to make sure you can pull them out of the bristles and proceed cleaning with hot water.

How To Clean A Hairbrush At Home - Step 8

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Fannie Horton
Thanks for the cleaning tips! I have to clean my hairbrushes and combs. Those cleaning way are very helpful. Best regards

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