Sure, every once in a while you probably pull that annoying glob of hair out of your brush, but chances are the maintenance ends there. Believe it or not, it's actually just as important to clean your hairbrushes as it is to clean your makeup brushes, which is why I'm about to tell you how to clean your hairbrush the right way.
In an interview with Allure, New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco said that everyone should be thoroughly cleaning their hairbrushes at least once a month and spray cleaning them one a week. Why? Because the product residue and dead skin on your hairbrush can actually cause dandruff. Gross! According to The Beauty Department, "[d]ust, conditioner, oil, germs, even dust mites can be in your dirty hair brush" as well. Moral of the story: the more products you use, the more often you should clean your hairbrush.
To be honest, I didn't know what the "proper" brush cleaning technique consisted of before I sat down to write this article, but after a little research, I found plenty of videos and tutorials that break it down. You might be thinking, "Do I really need to add one more thing to my beauty routine?" but the good news is, no matter which technique you choose, it's very quick and simple!
Here are some helpful videos that will teach you:
How To Clean Your Hairbrush With Product
Because she also includes the products you should use when cleaning your brushes, I found this short YouTube video from Clean My Space pretty helpful!
How To Clean Your Hairbrush With Water
This method is easy...and free!
How To Clean With Stuff You Already Own
The "why" part of this video is really interesting!
So, if you haven't already started cleaning... you should probably get on that!