How to Clean Round Hair Brush

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Discover how to clean round hair brush, for more hygienic brushing. If you’re wondering how to keep your things clean, here’s all the information you need.

While these brushes are very different from standard options, there’s no specific technique you need to use. The way you clean them isn’t different from any other type of brush.

Here are the basic steps to follow:

  • Hair Removal
  • Washing
  • Drying

Here is a more detailed guide to each step:

Hair Removal

The first step to cleaning is to remove any hair.

To do this, you can just take it out by hand, same as you usually would.

If you have trouble grasping the hair, use a rattail comb. Run the pointy end of the comb down the bottom of the brush and pull it upwards to lift the hair.

This will make it easier to grab and pull out. It also helps get any fine hairs that would otherwise be left behind.

If you don’t have a rat tail comb for this, any long, pointy item will work. You can just as easily use a pen, tweezers, or some scissors. Just be sure you rinse and sanitize whatever you use afterwards.

Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be totally spotless. There will probably be a fine strand here and there, and that’s okay. Just do the best you can.


The first thing to know about washing is the water temperature.

It’s important to use warm water because it will help get rid of any oil or buildup that’s stuck on the bristles. Cold water won’t be as effective at this, even if you’re also using soap.

Speaking of soap, you’ll want to use something that’s designed to remove scalp oils and product build-up. The best option for this is obviously shampoo.

You can use whatever shampoo you usually use. However, using a clarifying shampoo is best. These are designed to remove oils and build-up, so they’ll clean more effectively.

For a quick wash, run the brush under warm water. Then, using your hand, soap up the bristles with shampoo, and rinse again.

For a deeper clean, you’ll want to soak the entire brush.

To do this, start with a quick wash. Then, fill the basin of your sink, or a large bowl or bin, with warm, soapy water. Place the brush inside and hold it down until it sinks.

Leave it in the water for up to fifteen minutes, or until any build-up has broken up. After that, give it a thorough rinse, and you’re done!

If your brush floats, you can use the same process, just flip it halfway through, to soak the other side.

You can also use a toothbrush or similar item to scrub each individual bristle. This can be helpful if you have a lot of stubborn product build-up. It is does take a lot of effort though, so save it for the occasional deep clean.


The drying process is simple. Just leave the brush out on a towel, or other absorbent surface, and let it dry completely. You can rotate it occasionally, to make sure that each area has an equal chance to air dry.

Remember that you’ll want it to be completely dry before using again. Otherwise, it’s just going to immediately collect a bunch of hair and dirt.

Also, it helps to do this in an area that isn’t your bathroom. Bathrooms have a lot of humidity, so there’s already a lot of moisture around. Leaving something to air dry in that environment is pointless.

Placing it in a different room, with less water around, will help make the process faster.

And If it’s really not cooperating with you, then just take a blow dryer to it. Put it on a high setting, and dry up any remaining water.


Here’s a video tutorial to follow, if you need a visual:

This tutorial has a very involved process, but you won’t need to do every step, every day. Instead, save the full process for those occasions when you notice your brush has a lot of build-up. In between these deep cleanings, you can just do quick washes and hair removal.


How frequently you go through the cleaning process depends on your needs.

If you use a lot of product or have a naturally oily scalp, you’ll need to wash more frequently. But, again, it’s not like you’ll have to do a full soak every week if you don’t want to.

You can maintain a decent level of cleanliness just by doing regular hair removal and the occasional quick wash. From there, do a deep cleaning as needed.

Keeping Your Hair Tools Clean

When spending effort on a proper hair routine, it’s easy to forget that your tools need cleaning as well. They suffer through the same product build-up and oil that your strands do. And not cleaning them can cause all that dirt to be deposited right back into your hair.

Luckily, the process of cleaning doesn’t have to be taxing. It’s relatively simply, especially if you’re using warm water, and the right shampoo.

And those are all the basics you need to know about how to clean round hair brush.

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