This alcohol and antibacterial formula is safe for both synthetic and natural hair brushes. Cleaning makeup brushes after each use stretches the time you can take between washes. For makeup artists it’s incredibly important to sanitize brushes between clients, but for the everyday woman it’s also a quick way to switch between colours and keep your brushes conditioned and bacteria-free.
Simply mist the brush and wipe the bristles on a towel or tissue.
Even daily surface cleaning won’t save your brushes from a deep cleanse. Brushes are made up of hundreds of tiny, individual hairs, and product coats the hair shaft. Clean the bristles at least once every two weeks to keep them free of bacteria.
- First, rinse the brush hair under lukewarm water. Wash the bristles only, keeping the handle and ferrule dry to prolong the life of your brush. If the ferrule (the metal part) becomes wet, the glue may loosen and lead to shedding and the wooden handle may become swollen and crack. - Add a drop of your cleanser or shampoo to your palm, and swirl the brush in it to coat each hair. - Next, rinse the soapy brush in the water and watch all of the product that’s released. Depending on how dirty your brush is, you may need to repeat. Be careful to never submerge the brush in water. - Once it’s completely clean, reshape the brush head and lay it flat on a towel to dry overnight. The denser the brush, the longer it will take to dry. It’s important to allow your brush to dry flat because you don’t want water to enter the ferrule.