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CreatureBailey
May 3rd, 2017, 10:02 AM
How do you do that? Tried to take it off manually it doesnt go by fast

It's very dusty

Fia
May 3rd, 2017, 10:40 AM
I wash it with the same shampoo I use for my hair and then rinse thoroughly under running water. Place the brush bristles down and let it airdry.

Groovy Granny
May 3rd, 2017, 12:29 PM
I wash it with the same shampoo I use for my hair and then rinse thoroughly under running water. Place the brush bristles down and let it airdry.

I do this ^ ...but I also go through it with a toothbrush or other soft brush to remove the lint first, then the rest comes off as I wash it with a second brushing.

Chromis
May 3rd, 2017, 01:29 PM
I use dish soap on mine and comb it with a finer toothed comb. Shampoo used to work well too!

Groovy Granny
May 3rd, 2017, 01:45 PM
I use dish soap on mine and comb it with a finer toothed comb. Shampoo used to work well too!

The bristles are so dense that I never thought to try a comb....and I had read you also use CONAIR BBBs!

I will have to do that next time and see if it is easier :thumbsup:

Chromis
May 3rd, 2017, 01:52 PM
The bristles are so dense that I never thought to try a comb....and I had read you also use CONAIR BBBs!

I will have to do that next time and see if it is easier :thumbsup:

Yup! I lose bristles now and then, but mine is several years old and still looks pretty fresh. Madora also uses the same brush, so maybe she will chime in with more tips. They are really quite nice for the price!

Groovy Granny
May 3rd, 2017, 02:11 PM
Yup! I lose bristles now and then, but mine is several years old and still looks pretty fresh. Madora also uses the same brush, so maybe she will chime in with more tips. They are really quite nice for the price!

Same here...got them the same time you did and only see a few hairs now and then.

Ah...if Madora uses the same brush, then we are good :thumbsup:

If you are reading this dear lady....I hope all is well....you are missed (((Hugs))

lapushka
May 3rd, 2017, 02:13 PM
Swich another brush over the bristles, like you are cleaning it out. I'm not sure I'm clear on this, but I don't know how I can explain it better.

Suze
May 3rd, 2017, 04:38 PM
Over here they sell cleaning brushes for BB's at the drugstore. I have a Mason Pearson brush and it came with a cleaning brush like that. I clean it once a week with a mild soap too (it said not to use shampoo in the instructions).

this one (https://www.amazon.com/Mason-Pearson-MP-CLEAN-BRUSH-Cleaning/dp/B002L38RMM)

FrayedFire
May 3rd, 2017, 05:24 PM
Seconding the comb. I just got one with the finest teeth I could find at Sally's for like... 39 works like a charm. I use the wider side to remove hairs, then the other side for removing lint. Wash it occasionally and you're good to go.

Groovy Granny
May 3rd, 2017, 05:54 PM
Seconding the comb. I just got one with the finest teeth I could find at Sally's for like... 39 works like a charm. I use the wider side to remove hairs, then the other side for removing lint. Wash it occasionally and you're good to go.

Great; I have one of those to try also :thumbsup:

yahirwaO.o
May 3rd, 2017, 06:10 PM
I do all the steps explained above too. However I like to add a vinegar rinse to make sure all gunk is out and put some fresh lavadender essencial oil to make it look and smell extra fresh! Sometimes just shampoo makes it smell like wet dog he he he.

Still Im guilty of using a small rat tail to comb my hair all the time cause its easier to wash and doesnt dirty so fast I feel. I mean I hate having a dirty BBB, use it and make my clean hair look oily fast, so plain plastic feel great to me.

Madora
May 4th, 2017, 07:53 AM
To clean your bbb, you might try using a hair brush cleaner. Looks like a tiny rake. I've used one for decades to remove hair and lint before washing my bbb. Walter Drake carries them. I've also seen them at Sally's Beauty Supply.https://www.wdrake.com/buy-hair-brush-cleaner-312810?w=hair%20rake

meteor
May 4th, 2017, 08:06 AM
^ So great to see you back on the LHC, Madora! :joy:


CreatureBailey, I cleaned brush pretty much the same way as suggested by other posters - shampoo, water and scrubbing... let it dry hanging down. I liked using a toothpick and a toothbrush for that (toothbrushes for kids are smaller and a bit easier to maneuver around bristles).

Also, if your brush has widely spaced bristles, you can place a cheesecloth at the base when the brush is clean and simply remove it and replace it to keep the brush cleaner more easily. It's kind of the same principle as those brushes with removable bases, like this (https://cdn1.thehunt.com/app/public/system/zine_images/2207756/original/8116493552b3569ec970d1d326c566a2.jpg) or this (https://cdn1.thehunt.com/app/public/system/note_images/8406361/note_preview/d502df4181bd6a06b7a1ab9f9aff790b.jpg).

Groovy Granny
May 4th, 2017, 09:07 AM
To clean your bbb, you might try using a hair brush cleaner. Looks like a tiny rake. I've used one for decades to remove hair and lint before washing my bbb. Walter Drake carries them. I've also seen them at Sally's Beauty Supply.https://www.wdrake.com/buy-hair-brush-cleaner-312810?w=hair%20rake

There she is (((Hugs)))

I have never seen that; thanks for the suggestion :thumbsup:

Madora
May 4th, 2017, 04:12 PM
You're welcome, Groovy Granny.

Hi, Meteor! I check in once a month or so. Arthritis in my hands has slowed me down a mite but I'm glad to see so many are cherishing their long hair...or trying to grow it longer! Take care, y'all!

Sarahlabyrinth
May 4th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Hi Madora! I have been thinking about you recently and hoping all is well with you :) Great to see you here! :happydance:

JSimpson
May 4th, 2017, 11:29 PM
Hey there! Cleaning dust off a boar bristle brush is not a big task. To clean, simply wash it with light soapy water and rinse. For quick washes a simple rinse will work. Towel dry and allow the brush to air dry over night. A brush with a sturdy backbone [SPAM REMOVED] is highly recommended to use and easier to clean. One can also clean it with toothpick or a toothbrush. Or a hair brush cleaner is also available for better cleaning.

Kat
May 6th, 2017, 12:19 AM
I agree-- shampoo or dish soap, and a comb. I was looking at my combs a week or two ago and saw that what I thought was just dust was actually *gunk* stuck on (from hair oils and such building up). I had to scrub and scrape it off... no wonder just rinsing my combs never worked! I can only imagine how I'm going to get that off my brush bristles.

Aunt Rapunzel
May 6th, 2017, 07:40 AM
To clean your bbb, you might try using a hair brush cleaner. Looks like a tiny rake. I've used one for decades to remove hair and lint before washing my bbb. Walter Drake carries them. I've also seen them at Sally's Beauty Supply.https://www.wdrake.com/buy-hair-brush-cleaner-312810?w=hair%20rake

I've seen these on eBay and wondered if they were "safe" to use on a bbb, or if they would be damaging. It's nice to hear from someone who has used one for a length of time! Thank you!

spidermom
May 6th, 2017, 10:06 AM
My grandmother used to push cheesecloth to the base of the bristles. Then every so often, she'd pull the cheesecloth out and all the duff came off with it.

Kat
May 6th, 2017, 11:17 PM
My grandmother used to push cheesecloth to the base of the bristles. Then every so often, she'd pull the cheesecloth out and all the duff came off with it.

Oh, this is a cool idea!

Shiranshoku
May 10th, 2017, 12:38 PM
To clean your bbb, you might try using a hair brush cleaner. Looks like a tiny rake. I've used one for decades to remove hair and lint before washing my bbb. Walter Drake carries them. I've also seen them at Sally's Beauty Supply.https://www.wdrake.com/buy-hair-brush-cleaner-312810?w=hair%20rake

Wonderful to see you, Madora! You were always such an inspiration to me when I first joined, just a few weeks ago I was finally able to do 'the Madora' in my hair, I felt like I had graduated or something. Take care! :Flower:

parallellines
May 10th, 2017, 08:19 PM
Really great suggestions here, as I hope to regrow enough hair to make use of a boar bristle brush in a couple of years.

Oh, the cheesecloth. I remember my grandma (who was born around 1897) doing that. What a wonderful memory. Thank you, spidermom.

MotherofJames
May 10th, 2017, 10:23 PM
Oooh I needed this advice. Thank you! I gotta go clean mine tonight