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hairbrush cleaning...ideas?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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With all the hairbrushing I'll do throughout the day, by night time my spiral brush will be super packed. To clean off all the hair I'll take one chopstick and spend a good 20 min yanking out every strand. Is there an easier way? 20 min isn't a big deal, but I'm always up for trying something new

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Jessy613
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Bump

Bmat
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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I use a comb to get hair out- pull the comb downward from the handle side to the tip. Then I soak the brush in ammonia water for a while- about once a week- to remove oils.

mom2four1978
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM

try a wire cat/dog brush. Look for one with longer wires. Then just brush your brush with it. Or get a strong fine tooth hair comb and try combing your brush. I have 4 DD's and have used both of these methods to clean the hair off of their brushes with success. Although I did find the cat/dog brush to work best on natural fiber hair brushes and the comb to work best on plastic tine brushes.

funkycat
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Slide a pointed tipped scissor under the hair and cut it up one or 2 sides. 

supermom.sv
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Also try taking the hair  from your brush each time you brush your hair.

MomVsBoys
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:18 PM

 Use the same trick I use for my vacuum, slide a seam ripper lengthwise between the bristles in a few places before you start pulling the hair out.

blondepegasus
by Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I've always used the comb it out method. If you use a comb with the right sized teeth, every last hair should brush out in about two seconds flat.
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JTE11
by Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:54 AM

I take small scissors (very sharp) and run them the length of the brush once, cutting all of the hair. Then I just pull it out of the brush. It comes out more easily than if the hair is connected to itself the whole eay around, hope that made sense.

0Glitter0
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

 i comb the hair out and then soak it in vinegar

Redwall
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Once I get the hair out, I soak in water with baking soda.  Works really well.

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