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Signs It’s Time To Get A New Hair Brush

Have you been using a hair brush for so long that it looks like roadkill? Or perhaps it’s covered in all sorts of nasty from leftovers of hair styling products you used? A thorough scrub-down might be enough to bring your trusty brush back to life, but it might also be time to toss it into a bin for a new one. Here are some of the signs that will tell you when it’s time to get a new hair brush.

Filthy Hair Brush

Brushing your hair is supposed to remove tangles from your hair and style it. However, a buildup of leftovers from hair styling products and dead hair makes it hard for the brush to properly pass through strands of hair, making hair brushing pointless. Your strands can even snag on dried products as you brush, causing hair breakage.

Here’s the bad news: A dirty hair brush becomes a disastrous breeding ground for yeast, bacteria, dust, and dust mites. This means that every time you brush your hair, you’re transferring all of that onto your hair and scalp. Doesn’t that sound gross to you? Your hair ends up looking greasy and dirty. Even worse, your scalp gets irritated, causing it to itch and scale. You can also suffer from dandruff since dandruff is caused by a skin reaction to yeast.

If you want to increase the lifespan of your hair brush and keep it clean, you should remove hair from it after you brush your hair and thoroughly clean it once a week. You can buy a child’s toothbrush and use it to clean your hair brush. The small size of the toothbrush means it can fit in tight spaces, and the soft bristles are gentle and will not damage the brush bed.

To remove dried products, you can use the toothbrush, a bit of baking soda, and water to gently dislodge the built-up product. Afterward, lather some shampoo and use your toothbrush to once again give the whole brush a once-over. Rinse the brush in warm water by dipping it a few times, then shake off the water and let it dry.

Your Hair Gets Stuck in the Brush

Generally, you should replace your brush every six months to a year. This depends on various factors, such as how many hair styling products you use, how often you use your brush, and the quality of your brush. The for-sure sign to look out for is if the bristles of your brush are starting to separate — your hair will catch on your brush and rip. Make sure to replace your brush regularly so your hair is healthy and beautiful.

Manage Your Hair Problems with RAM Atelier, LLC

Have you been suffering from dandruff, hair loss, or even head lice? This might be a result of using an old and dirty hair brush! Don’t worry, it’s never too late to fix your conundrum. These problems can be solved with tea tree oil. RAM Atelier, LLC’s tea tree oil-infused products, Simply Stylin’ Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo and Simply Stylin’ Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner can help you in your quest for healthier and shinier hair.

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