This may be gross, but it has to be said: your hairbrush is dirty. As a tool that we use each day to keep our locks luscious, our brush accumulates dirt, oil, and hair products, which can then transfer back onto our hair. The result is hair that looks dull and greasy, and it can even cause scalp irritation. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Here’s how to keep your hairbrush clean.
Start by removing any hair that has been stuck between the bristles. You can use another comb to do this or just use your fingers.
Fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of shampoo. If you don’t have any shampoo to spare, don’t stress—a little bit of dish soap works just as well.
Grab an old toothbrush and dip the hairbrush into the soapy water. Using the toothbrush, scrub away any remaining dirt or debris.
Rinse the hairbrush thoroughly with clean water and allow it to air dry. Try doing this at least once a month, or more if you use lots of hair products.