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    Posted: November 12 2007 at 2:00pm
Here's some quick tips on brush maintenance.
 
Make sure that you clean your brushes a few times a week.  Dirty brushes can store germs and bacteria that can lead to unhealthy hair and odor issues.  I recommend that you clean your brushes with a mild soap and lukewarm water.  Do not use hot water as this can cause the holes that hold the brush bristles to expand.  This hole expansion can cause the bristles to fall out prematurely.  On the other hand, do not use cold water because the water has to have adequate temperature to dissolve/melt away hair care product residue that has build up in the brushes base and bristles.  Sufficient water pressure is also essential to provide enough push to remove the residue.  It may be necessary to use a wide tooth brush to rake away excess residue. 
 
After you have cleaned your brushes, shake off excess water and gently tamp the brushes on a hard surface to remove left over water and residue. 
 
Your brushes then need to be air dried.  This is accomplished by placing the brushes on a hard surface with the bristles facing down.  Since most wave brushes have wood bases, do not place them on their backside as this leads to moisture absorption in the wood base.  This moisture absorption will cause the wood base to swell and subsequent wood cracking will happen, accompanied by bristle hole expansion that leads to brush bristles falling out.  Occasionally, it may be necessary to apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to your brushes body for disinfection.
 
Also, after time brush bristles loose resiliency.  Make sure that you replace your brushes as needed.  This will ensure that your getting maximum benefit for your brushing sessions.  
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 2:59pm
i have a softy wit boar bristles that i jus washed to days ago wit shampoo and when it gets wet it stinks. and the bristles stick up in different directions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 3:09pm
You can also soak your brush in water with baking soda
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 4:06pm
thanx for this Dub-C
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by RJizzle RJizzle wrote:

i have a softy wit boar bristles that i jus washed to days ago wit shampoo and when it gets wet it stinks. and the bristles stick up in different directions.
 
Your brush stinks because you're basically smelling wet animal hair.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by wave connection wave connection wrote:

Originally posted by RJizzle RJizzle wrote:

i have a softy wit boar bristles that i jus washed to days ago wit shampoo and when it gets wet it stinks. and the bristles stick up in different directions.
 
Your brush stinks because you're basically smelling wet animal hair.
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Person A: Hmm. What type of brush do u use?
 
Person B: Only the finest wet animal hair, of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 6:33pm

Lol.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 6:37pm
LOL good post
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 7:12pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2007 at 7:49pm
my brush will forever stink
 
i wash my hair so my hair is fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2007 at 8:06am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2008 at 4:09pm
Good post.

In addition to Dub-C method I would like to add that when using the warm water and soap, use a fine tooth comb to pry out the tangled hairs from the bristles leftover from previous haircuts etc.

But for the best overall cleaning of your brush is a method I got from my girl's  father. Simply put the brush in the washing machine with  your laundry. This method will remove everything from the bristles and also degrease it.

If the brush is still wet after the spin cycle just place it in the window for about 20 minutes
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2008 at 4:14pm
Ant, I mentioned using a comb in the thread.
 
Originally posted by wave connection wave connection wrote:

It may be necessary to use a wide tooth brush to rake away excess residue. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2008 at 1:19am
Originally posted by wave connection wave connection wrote:

Ant, I mentioned using a comb in the thread.
 
Originally posted by wave connection wave connection wrote:

It may be necessary to use a wide tooth brush to rake away excess residue. 


My fault. I should have read it more carefully.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2008 at 10:43pm
 ADD SHAMPOO TO BRUSH ALSO AN RUB TH TWO BRUSHES TOGETHER THN RINSE WORK FOR ME
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2008 at 12:56pm

clean it the same way you clean your tooth brush. Water and Tap against the sink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2008 at 3:51pm
I was once adviced to brush in shower. I was wondering if my brush gets cleaned in the process!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2008 at 11:56pm
What type of brush do you use when your taking a shower?

Hard?

Soft?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2008 at 2:18pm
Soft and @ times medium, my scalp is delicate when wet so I dont use hard in shower till my hair grows...
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