To properly maintain your beard, you will likely need to use either a brush or a comb, or possibly even both of them. The magnificent appearance of your mane can be attributed to the use of these items.
On the other hand, have you given any attention to the possibility of maintaining the brushes and combs that you use?
If you use your brush or comb on a regular basis, eventually it will become clogged with hair and other debris. It goes without saying that you don’t want to use a dirty brush or comb on your god-tier beard, right?
In addition, if you take the necessary precautions to maintain them, grooming equipment of a good quality can last for a very long period.
In this piece, we will provide you with a breakdown on how to clean your beard brush in order to maintain the cleanliness of your grooming tool and maintain the cleanliness of your appearance.
Cleaning Tools You’re Going to Need
When it comes time to clean your grooming instruments, in addition to your grimy beard brush, you are going to require the following materials as well as cleaning products:
- Brush cleaning rake
- Beard shampoo
- Beard oil
- Old toothbrush (Make sure that it’s clean)
- Paper towels
How to Clean Your Beard Brush
Step 1: Remove hair buildup from the bristles
Brushes can be cleaned by holding them on their sides and using a cleaning rake to comb out the hairs and other debris.
When you first begin using the rake, you should concentrate on removing the hairs that are located close to the tips of the bristles. As you comb out the hair, position the tines of the rake so that they are approximately halfway down the length of the bristles.
After you have raked out the hairs that were at the bristle tips, we will now concentrate on raking out the hairs that were in the area where the bristles and the body of the brush meet. To remove the hairs and other debris, position the tines of the rake so that they are as close to the base of the bristles as you can get them.
You can use your fingers to take out any obstinate hairs that have become entangled in the bristles of the brush.
To prevent a significant accumulation of hair and other particles, it is important to carry out this procedure at least once every week.
Step 2: Deep cleaning the bristles
After removing any buildup of hair that may have occurred on the brush, moisten the bristles by either running warm water over them or dipping them in a dish containing warm water.
The next step is to place a few drops of beard shampoo onto the bristles, and then either use your fingers or a clean, unused toothbrush to work the shampoo into the hairs of the brush.
SIDE NOTE: When cleaning a brush that has a wooden body, it is important to remember that the wood should NOT be soaked in water. You can make it damp, but allowing the water to seep into the wood will cause it to fracture and fall apart.
After around twenty to thirty seconds of cleaning, make sure to completely rinse away the shampoo. To ensure that the bristles and the body of the brush are dry, use a fresh towel.
Repeatedly shaking the brush can help remove any extra water that may have found its way into the bristle plugs. Shake the brush numerous times.
Place the brush with the bristles facing down onto the towel that has been laid out beforehand. Allow the brush to air dry over the night.
If you use your brush to distribute beard oil throughout your facial hair in an even manner, you should make it a habit to give the bristles a thorough cleaning on a regular basis.
In an ideal situation, you should give your brush a thorough cleaning once every two to three weeks. If you have sensitive skin, you should clean your brush thoroughly once a week at the very least.
In the event that this step is skipped, the residual oil will clog the bristles, which may lead to the accumulation of dirt and other types of debris. When you comb your beard with a dirty brush, you will most likely end up irritating your skin, which may even lead to acne breakouts.
The beard brush is the most important instrument of trade for any man who sports a rough beard. When it comes to maintaining a good beard, this step is absolutely necessary and should not be skipped under any circumstances. Beard brushes made from wild boar bristle are considered to be among the finest available.
Be sure to give that beard brush the TLC it deserves so it may continue to serve you well throughout the grooming process. After all, a barber is responsible for ensuring that his clippers, scissors, and other cutting implements are always spotless, free of germs, and operating at peak efficiency. You ought to do the same thing for the bristles on the brush that you put your trust in to touch your face on several occasions per day.
The good news is that cleaning is a piece of cake. Let me demonstrate how to properly clean a beard brush that has boar bristle in it.
FIRST, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU NEGLECT CLEANING YOUR BRUSH?
If you don’t clean your beard brush regularly, the bristles will ultimately become coated with oil and hair, which will make it difficult to use. Because of this, it does not distribute beard oil and beard balm as efficiently as it could.
Additionally, the grimy bristles attract a buildup of unsanitary dirt, bacteria, and skin flakes that have been exfoliated off of your face. This causes a reduction in the effectiveness of the brush.
As bacteria multiply and spread, your brush will eventually begin to emit an unpleasant odor.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR BRUSH?
There are two methods for cleaning your beard brush: washing it and wiping it clean with a dry cloth.
- Washing: Perform the task once every month. When the date displays a first, the time has arrived.
- Dry wiping: Take a regular cotton swab and go over it in your own time whenever you feel like it.
It is not necessary to clean the brush any more frequently than once each month. An excessive amount of washing might cause the bristles to become brittle. In addition, the wood handle’s durability and longevity may be compromised if it is subjected to an excessive amount of water.
WHY MUST IT BE BOAR’S HAIR?
Simple. Boar hairs have the ideal consistency and texture to exfoliate skin, remove flakes, tame and train hairs, distribute beard oil and sebum, increase shine, combat ingrown hairs, eliminate split ends, and promote follicle blood flow. In addition, unlike synthetic bristles, boar hairs will never irritate or scratch your skin.
On top of all of that, due of the skilled artistry that goes into fashioning it, a boar’s hair beard brush that is well-made will have a longer life than one that is not.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO CLEAN YOUR BRUSH
You don’t need anything fancy.
For regular basic dry wiping:
- Swab sticks made of cotton. They are of a size that allows one to slide them in between the bristles of the brush.
- Trimmer brush. The accompanying miniature brush that is typically included with electric trimmers is an excellent tool for performing a quick once-over.
For monthly washing:
- A bowl or other container of suitable size for holding a few drops of water.
- Wash for the beard. No harsh cleaners or soaps are allowed. Make sure you use the same high-quality product that you rely on for your beard.
- A towel that is dry.
HOW TO DRY WIPE YOUR BOAR BRISTLE BEARD BRUSH
- Because the debris you move around is likely to create a mess, it is better to do this step while standing over a garbage can or in front of a sink.
- To clean your brush, take a cotton swab or your trimmer brush and work your way from one end to the other of the brush bristles. Make sure that you clean all of the gaps by getting all the way down to the wood at the base.
- If necessary, you can use more than one cotton swab.
- Tap the brush on the trash can or sink gently to knock loose any further debris.
The procedure for dry cleaning your boar bristle beard brush has come to an end. Perform this action whenever you feel like it. A few times per week should be sufficient.
HOW TO WASH YOUR BOAR BRISTLE BEARD BRUSH
- You should do this while standing at the sink, in the shower, or somewhere else where it is acceptable to get a little bit messy.
- Start by giving it a dry cleaning with a cotton swab and/or a trimmer brush.
- Put some lukewarm water in the bowl or container you’re using, and then add a few drops of beard wash and stir it up. When you dip the bristles into the water, you should make sure the water is deep enough to cover the bristles but not so deep that it reaches the wooden handle.
- Be sure to thoroughly coat the bristles of your beard brush before applying it to your facial hair.Avoid soaking or wetting the wooden handle.
- Rub your fingers over the bristles to clean them. Create a good foam with the soap.
- If you need to clean the wood that is at the base of the bristles on the brush, use a cotton tip (or two).
- After the bowl or container has been emptied, fill it back up with simple, lukewarm water. (Or you could use another container.)
- To thoroughly clean your brush, simply submerge it in clean water while ensuring that the bristles remain submerged.Avoid soaking or wetting the wooden handle.
- Repeat the process if you feel that it is not yet as clean as you would like it to be.
- To remove extra water from the brush, give it a light tap with the bristles facing down.
- The bristles of the brush should be laid out on a cloth. Allow it to dry in the natural way for a full day. No hair dryers allowed.
SIMPLE DO’S AND DON’TS OF BEARD BRUSH CARE
DO… clean your brush in a dry environment at least twice a week.
- DO… You should clean your brush once a month.
- DO… Keep your brush in a location where it won’t gather dirt.
- DON’T… When cleaning, make use of hot water.
- DON’T… It requires too frequent cleaning. Exerting too much force can cause damage to the bristles.
- DON’T… Keep your brush rolled up or tucked snugly against something else in your storage space.
- DON’T… Keep your brush in an area that has a high percentage of humidity.
- DON’T… When your beard is moist, give it a good brushing.
And with that, you should now know how to clean a beard brush made with boar bristle. Uncomplicated and uncomplicating, but essential.
If you follow these measures, your beard brush made of wild boar bristle should survive for many years. If after a thorough cleaning the bristles still have the same tacky and blocked feeling, it might be time to replace the brush. Replace it as well if you see that the bristles are becoming less flexible or more rigid, or if the wooden handle begins to show signs of wear and strain.
I pray that your toothbrush is always as impressive as your beard. If you take good care of it, it will return the favor and look out for you.