With any use of product there is always some form of product build up. This happens on your hair as well as your styling tools. Depending on how often you use your brushes and how much product you use will determine how often you may need to clean them. We find with our personal use of our own brushes at home we need to deep clean them of product build up once every 4 to 6 months.
Remove any hair or lint from from brush with a comb or hands. If using any heavy product (ie. conditioner, gel, leave-in etc.) please be sure to completely rinse all product from brush and shake it from side to side to remove any excess water and leave to dry on a hard, flat surface with the teeth facing downwards as to not let any residue “pool” on the rubber pad to prevent bleaching of the pad and keep bristles rust free.
Cleaning and Sanitizing:
Do not soak wood brushes in water!
Cleaning out the excess hair and lint that develops after each use with a comb or brush keeps the pad clean from buildup on top of it.
All our brushes that have a rubber pad should only be cleaned with either:
-A mist of alcohol sprayed on the brush, then wiped off or dried with blow-dryer.
-For heavier product buildup, rinse under very warm water, and using a little shampoo to clean the metal bristles and pad. You can also use an old toothbrush to gently brush over the teeth. Shake it from side to side to remove any excess water and leave to dry on a hard, flat surface with the teeth facing downwards as to not let any residue “pool” on the rubber pad to prevent bleaching of the pad and keep bristles rust free.
If using the removal brush, squeeze out excess water from drainage hole.
DO NOT EVER USE:
-UV light (many are doing this now as a result of COVID-19) the light breaks down the rubber pad which then leaves the teeth vulnerable to sink into the brush pad.
-Do not soak in Quats (Barbacide) or Brush Delight! They are acidic soaking solutions, which not only breakdown the rubber pad but damages the wood handles and glaze that is protecting them.
PROFESSIONALS: If brush is very dirty such as heavy product buildup or hair color, simply rinse under very warm water, shampoo and rinse, then pat dry after squeezing excess water out of removal brush and then if needed in addition, can spray a fine mist of alcohol and left to air dry or with a blow dryer.
To keep your brush in the best possible shape for longevity, store your brush with the bristles facing up and nothing on top putting pressure on the bristles and pad. When traveling make sure to not pack them tightly with lots of items pushing or resting on the bristles and the same when carrying them in a purse, handbag, backpack, etc. While they are very sturdy and durable constant or heavy pressure on the bristles and pad will end up compromising the durability and longevity.