How to clean Your Hair Brushes Without A Philip B Hair brush Cleaner

Good morning  ladies,
       How was your weekend? Mine was great. I am suffering from knee pain due to all the walking that I have been doing. I am taking a week off from walking to see where that will take me. If I don't get better after a week, maybe I will consider going to see a doctor.
        So, I was flipping through my O magazine (September 2013, page 145)  and I saw this cool hair gadget. The price is $15.00. It is supposed to remove hair, dusts, and product buildups from your hair brush. When I saw it I thought about how many times I had to remove 5 different hair types from my brush. Gross, right?
You may think that I don't have that many people living in my house, but it's as if I did. Besides me, Cianna, and AJ, I also do my two nieces' hair. So you can imagine how dirty that thing can get.

How often should you clean your hair brush, you asked?
            I seriously clean all my combs and my hair brushes every two weeks. although I wash my hair pretty often, I also use artificial hair pretty often, too. So I have to clean my combs and brushes to avoid transferring hair fungus to my children. Two weeks is the maximum amount of time you should wait before cleaning your combs and hair brushes.

Cleaning your hair brushes

Step one
      The most affordable way to clean your hair brushes is to comb them. Yes. Use your comb to remove the hair  from your brushes. You can use the tail from your rat tail comb to lift the hair from your bristle brushes, then use a regular comb to remove the hair and buildups.

Step Two
      Add 1/2 a tsp of  bleach to 4 cups of hot water, and a little bit of shampoo. Let them soak for 15 minutes to remove the germs, and the extra buildups.

Step Three
    Use a toothbrush to clean your combs, then rinse your combs and your brushes. You can let them air dry or dry them with a towel. You can also add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil to soften  your bristle brushes when you wash them separately.

See, you may not even need this hair brush cleaner after all. You will do just fine with the things you already have in your bathroom, or wherever you keep your hair tools.

                             How do you clean your hair brushes?

Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. Great tips! I wash mine by soaking them in warm water with my clarifying shampoo like you suggested.
    The tool might be helpful for me though, as there are some parts that won't clean fully x

  2. Nice tips! I also comb out the hairs in the comb first.