How to Clean Your Hairbrush (And How Often!)

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In terms of hair care, you use good products, you have a routine that works and you spare no effort and expense to maintain your mane. But is your hair really clean? Well, it depends. When was the last time you washed the tools that come into contact with your hair? Freshly cleaned, hair is often weighed down and dirty by the brush you use regularly.
Imagine everything that remains on a hairbrush: sebum, dandruff, dust, hair product residue, dead hair, etc. Adopting good hygiene practices is essential to having truly clean hair!

Why clean your hairbrush?

Because this will keep your hair healthy and shiny and it will allow you to space out your hair washes. The hairbrush is an accessory that also comes into contact with the skin. You must therefore clean it correctly to prevent it from transporting all its impurities directly to your scalp.

How often should we clean our combs and brushes?

Just like your makeup brushes, we recommend cleaning your brushes and combs at least once a week. It sounds exaggerated, but the reality is: dirty brushes can cause many hair problems and become a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. This can cause irritation, swelling, certain types of dandruff, and even clog hair follicles. This is much more true if you use a lot of heavy petroleum-based products. So, be careful about the products you use and take the time each day to remove hair from the brush (or comb) when you're done styling your hair.

For those who cannot commit to weekly cleaning, at least consider removing excess hair by running a comb through the hairs to loosen them.

How and with what to clean your hairbrush?

No need to buy a special cleanser: your regular soap will do, while shampoo is a better bet. Here are the steps to adopt that are enough to clean thoroughly without risking damaging your brush!


Brushes with boar bristles and brushes made from natural materials such as wood and bamboo ( like those from Lasève ) must be handled with care. They are particularly fragile and cannot withstand water or humidity in general. Since it can be difficult to wash them properly, quick dry cleaning is preferred.

Start by removing stuck hair using a comb. Then take a moistened toothbrush, covered with a drop of mild shampoo and a little baking soda. Rub your brush well with the mixture and rinse it quickly with lukewarm water. All that remains is to blot it with a towel before you can use it again.

Tip: To disinfect thoroughly, it is interesting to add a few drops of essential oils such as a mixture of tea tree and lavender which will have the advantage of scenting your hair in the process.



First, use a comb to remove hair from the brush.

Fill a small bath with hot water and add a tablespoon of shampoo and the same amount of baking soda. Dip the tools in the solution and let them soak for at least 30 minutes. Finish by rinsing and drying.


Just like baking soda, white vinegar is an effective remedy for neutralizing all impurities. In a container with equal parts lukewarm water and white vinegar. Immerse your hairbrush in it overnight. Take it out of the water and rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water before drying it.

*Attention ! Let only synthetic brushes soak.

Now that she's had a makeover, all that's left to do is brush her.

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