A Step-By-Step Guide To Cleaning Your Makeup And Hair Brushes

Written by Sanya HamdaniNov 30, 2023
A step-by-step guide to cleaning your makeup and hair brushes

Spending more time at home than ever before means that you might not have used your makeup and hair care tools in a while. This means they are collecting dust and have become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Now is the perfect time to clean them thoroughly. Leaving them as is can damage the bristles and texture, making it impossible to use them further.

So, if you want to save yourself the trouble of finding a perfect makeup brush set again, then gather your tools and get cleaning. Scroll down to see a step-by-step guide to cleaning your makeup and hair brushes.


How to clean your hair brushes

How to clean makeup brushes


Step 01: Hair brushes and combs have a lot of product buildup and stray hair strands entangled in the bristles, which you need to get rid of by cutting with the help of a scissor.

Step 02:  Take a big dish and fill it with warm water. Add a few drops of disinfecting liquid hand wash like the Lifebuoy Total 10 Hand Wash and soak the brush in it for some time. If you use a wooden brush, don’t soak it entirely; just submerge the bristles.

Step 03: Dip and shake the brush a few times to loosen the dirt, dead cells and product buildup between the bristles.

Step 04: Next, take an old toothbrush and deep clean the bristles to remove all the dirt stuck between the bristles.

Step 05: Lastly, rinse it under tap water and wipe the base with a clean cloth. Let the brush dry off, bristles facing down.



How to clean makeup brushes

How to clean makeup brushes


Step 01: Start by moistening the bristles of your makeup brush while holding them upside down.

Step 02: Take a bowl of water and add a few drops of baby shampoo to it; it is gentle and won’t affect the quality of your makeup brushes.

Step 03: Soak and swirl the brush in this water to remove product residue, dirt, oil and more.

Step 04: Swirl it lightly on the palms of your hands and rinse it till water runs clear.

Step 05: Squeeze excess water and leave it on a towel flat to dry for a few hours.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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