Lint is nasty. And surely you don’t want it to be friendly with your hair right? If you don’t want it to damage the life of your hair, it’s high time to wipe all the devils away.
This is such a substance that gathers up environmental debris, dust, dead skin cells and natural oil from your hair to put your hair at risk. So, to help you out, we have thought to show you ways step-by-step through which you can remove the lint and have a healthy hairbrush.
How to get the lint out of a hairbrush in 4 steps
Now, it is time to have deeper knowledge and answers on why what and how to type questions regarding the lint in a hairbrush.
Contents of hairbrush lint
Before you get some tips regarding the ways to get the lint out of the brush. Let’s know at first what is actually there in the lint. It may possess a lot of stuff, but we have underscored some of them:
- Tiny flakes of your skin cell coming right out of the scalp.
- Pieces of broken hair tangling around the hairbrush bristles and the base.
- Dirt from dry shampoos.
- Residues from make-up products like sprays, creams, and powders.
- Environmental dirt and debris attaching itself to the hair, roots, and scalp.
- Oil or sebum from your scalp.
- Small pieces of food or other remains.
- Pieces of fuzz coming out of headwear or other accessories such as ponytail elastics, hats, headbands, hair clips that can settle into your hair.
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These are all the elements that have the ability to get to your hairbrush in the form of lint.
Reasons to get/clean lint out of the hairbrush!
- Prevent bacteria: Of course, the buildup of lint will mean a buildup of unhygienic results. It is essential to clean any hairbrush that you use on your skin. Elements on your hair or any hair product will not only build upon your brush, but it will also accumulate lint, debris, dead skin cells, natural oils and other unhygienic kinds of stuff on the brush from your hair. This accumulation can lead to a breeding ground for yeast or bacteria in the brush. And using brush having all those nasty bacteria will just damage your hair eventually. Who wants that right?
- Healthy hair: Another reason to remove the lint is that it will help keep your hair healthy. As it has been said that how bacteria and other germs forming from the lint can damage your hair. So, once you clean the hairbrush up thoroughly, you will notice the magic. A clean brush will not only keep your hair clean but also you will find your hair looking fab.
Ways to get the lint out of the hairbrush!
Now let’s know how you would clean that nasty lint from your brush. The task is not that difficult. It will just need your patience, nothing else. Trust us!
Stuff you will need:
- Wide-tooth comb
- A bowl
- 3 or 4-cup warm water
- A toothbrush
- 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo
- 1/4-cup white vinegar
- Hairdryer if necessary
Now that you have collected all the necessary kinds of stuff, follow these steps systematically to remove the lint.
Step 1: Clear it all
Clean the loose hair and clingy lint from the bristles of a hairbrush with a wide-tooth comb. Use it to manually run in between the bristles as well as the ending. Then pull the hair and the lint out of the brush in an upward motion. It will help in removing the hair and the bulk of the lint as well.
Step 2: Wash it all
You can go with either of the two ways to wash your hairbrush. One is to place the hairbrush under the warm water running through the faucet, and the other is to submerge it in a bowl filled with warm water. If your brush is an all-plastic product without any fabric cushion, then soaking it into the water for 5-10 minutes will do the job.
But make sure that the hairbrush is not 100 percent wooded. Because such brushes are not very suitable to wash with water. It will not only put the brush at risk but also it will damage the handle, padding, and core of the brush. Sometimes, water also causes corrosion to the base and the handle as well.
Step 3: Lather it all
After washing the hairbrush, add a few drops of baby shampoo onto a clean toothbrush and start scrubbing each area of the bristles. It will be great if you add 2 tablespoons of shampoo and 1/4-cup of white vinegar to the bowl filled with warm water. And swish to combine with your hands to cleanse the lint.
After that, soak the hairbrush for 15 to 20 minutes. If you think you could not comb all the loose hair and lint out of the hairbrush, you can remove it with your fingers now. Since immersing the brush for a while helps soften the lint, it will now be easier to take it out. After that, scrub the brush using a clean nail-brush.
Step 4: Dry it all
Take the brush out of the water and then place it on a towel to start air drying it. You can use the wide-tooth comb again to have any leftover lint removed by running it through each row of the bristles. Although, you have to have the patience for this since it may take several hours to clean the lint completely. If you are in a hurry then you can use a hairdryer as well to speed up the process of drying it up.
Time to get/clean the lint out of the hairbrush!
You can remove the lint from the brush as often as you like. But if you want a schedule to follow, then bathing the brush once or twice a month will be enough. However, if you think you have heavy hair-fall issues, then we would recommend you to clean your hairbrush once a week. Once you start taking proper care of your hairbrush, you will see it working well for several years. But for that, you have to get yourself a high-quality brush. Because that matters as well!