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I was having problems removing the hair that gets tangled in my hairbrush. I looked around for something small enough to cut through the tangled mess and found a extra pair of cuticle trimmers (the kind you get at the dollar store nail set ). I just ripped down the length of the brush and pulled out the hair. Seam rippers work great too.
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What is the easiest/best way to clean a plastic hairbrush?
By Pat G. from Buffalo, NY
I place the brushes and combs in a jar (canning jar) or bowl, then add a heaping tablespoon of baking soda. Then I add the hottest water I can get from the tap and soak it about an hour. Then rinse and dry them on a clean towel. It works every time.
Hope it helps,
Ramona from CO
BTW: I'm not sure but I think this came from Heloise.
I just throw them in with the wash.
I use an old toothbrush & soap.
I am so lazy! I carry my hairbrushes and combs into the shower on shampoo day, and after I've lathered up I run the combs and brush through my hair-carefully to avoid tearing the hair.
Nothing cleans the hair brush and comb better than shampoo:)
Put it in a sinkful of hot soapy water.
I vacuum the hair out of my hairbrushes, then throw them in the sink with a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Swish them around and then lay them on a towel to dry.
I have one of those wide-apart brushes for extra-curly hair, so cleaning it is relatively easy. My fingers fit between the rows, so I can work through to dislodge the hair. Once I've de-haired, I get a couple of drops of shampoo on my fingers and wipe through the rows of bristles. (Actually, they're more like semi-soft plastic teeth.) The way my mom used to clean her brushes designed for finer hair was to use a comb. She'd get the teeth of the comb under hair at the base of the bristles and work out toward the ends until she'd de-haired. Then she'd soak the brush in a sink full of hot water with a drop of shampoo in it. She'd swish the brush through the water to work up suds, then let it soak awhile. She'd rinse, then slap the brush, bristles first, into a bath towel before air drying. Hope this helps!