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Ever feel like your wooden hairbrush is in need of some refreshing, but not sure exactly what to do or how often to do it? We at KeyGlam did extensive research and first-hand testing of our own to figure out the best ways to keep wooden hairbrushes in tip top shape for years to come. Let’s take a deep dive into the tangled question of how, when, and why to clean a wooden hairbrush.

Why You Should Clean Your Wooden Hairbrush

You may not realize it, but every time you use your wooden hairbrush, it can accumulate oils, the remnants of old hair products, and more. Over time, these substances can build up and ultimately be redistributed back to your hair when brushing, which is why it’s important to regularly clean your hairbrush. Additionally, we’ve all probably noticed how a heavily used hairbrush can get overrun with loose hairs, which ends up making it less effective and harder to use. By keeping your wooden hairbrush clean and cared for, you can help to enjoy the full benefits offered by wood-based beauty products and avoid doing any damage to your luscious locks.

When to Clean a Wooden Hairbrush

If you’re unsure whether it’s time to clean your wooden hairbrush, you can start by taking a close look at it. Are you able to clearly see the grains of wood? If not — and you instead see a buildup of grease, dust, or hair — then it’s probably time for a cleaning. Additionally, if you’ve noticed that your hair is feeling more oily than normal after brushing, that could also be a sign that it’s time for a refreshing. Thankfully, when it comes time to clean your wooden hairbrush, it’s a super easy process. Let’s look at the basics in the section below.

How to Clean a Wooden Hairbrush

At KeyGlam, we believe in taking a natural approach to beauty whenever possible. Thankfully there are some great eco-friendly ways to keep your wooden hairbrushes in great shape. First, you should start by removing all of the hair and debris that’s stuck to the brush. If you keep up on this task regularly then it’s much easier when it comes time to clean. 

Next, you can create a gentle cleaning solution by combining a few drops of tea tree oil with about ½ cup of warm water. Next, dampen a cotton ball with the cleaning mixture and apply to the base of the hairbrush as well as the bristles, from top to bottom. When cleaning the base, you’ll probably need to scrub gently to get it squeaky clean. However, just be sure that you do NOT soak the brush in the cleaning solution, because this could lead to an increase in bacteria and other problems for your hairbrush. 

Once cleaning is complete, set the brush bristle-side down on top of a towel and let it dry naturally.

What Are Your Tips and Tricks to Keeping Your Brush Clean?

Do you have a secret cleaning solution that rocks at keeping hair brushes clean? We want to hear from our users about the best routines, tools, tips, and products for keeping a wooden hairbrush in great shape. Share in the comment section below!

A careful curator, you can find Tiffany studying the ingredients in sections labeled organic, eco-friendly, clean, and vegan. She believes that — much like you are what you eat — you are what you put on your skin, since your body absorbs these ingredients as well. As an animal lover, gardener, and nature enthusiast, Tiffany tries to find beauty and inspiration in her everyday surroundings, from a stunning butterfly floating from flower to flower, to a red cardinal perched in a snow-capped pine. Although eco-beauty is her passion, you might catch her playing with her looks from time to time and exploring new trending products and hairstyles. In 2020, Tiffany joined forces with Serena to co-found KeyGlam with the hope of sharing natural beauty tips and insights for every body.