I've been no-(sham)poo for awhile now. But I've always had trouble with cleaning my boar bristle brush. After I clean it and wait for it to dry, it seems good as new but right after a single brush stroke it's disgusting again (really oily with dusty hair bits). I don't think I have dandruff and my SO thinks my hair smells good. It is also a pain to wash it after every single brush to the point I don't really use it anymore. Anyone know a good way to clean it? Thanks.
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on July 31, 2011
at 12:31 PM
are you using full boar or is it a mix of boar and plastic bristles? i use mason pearson boar bristle brushes and outside of dry cleaning it pretty frequently with the occasional wash, it stays in nice condition. i wash my hair about twice a week - rinse really well and scrub with fingers on off days, especially after a big workout.
hhmm... how are you currently cleaning it? with my mp there are super specific rules on how to take care of it and if followed the brush can last for years, my latest i've had for 4. here, take a peep at their cleaning instructions and see if that helps you out at all: http://www.masonpearson.com/main.html
i wonder if just a daily dry clean will keep it in the condition you're looking for..
on August 13, 2011
at 04:43 PM
I was told that you are supposed to have a second brush to bush the boar brush with. That is what I do. I have a cheap plastic/normal brush that i use.. i just brush it up down and sideways.. then turn it upside down and rub/flick it to get any tiny things i missed.
I am no poo too.. noting but water and occasionally if there is a ton of build up a bar of oil soap.. i found that just washing really well with water and brushing with my plastic brush in the shower helps get out all that gunk that has built up in the hair..