A Guide On How To Clean A Boar Bristle Brush
A well-made brush should last you a long time. But, there are a few things that you can do to ruin your brush. Let’s avoid that. Here’s the guide on how to clean a boar bristle brush properly.
What you’ll need
We want to make our beard brush last a long time so we can keep our beards clean and in perfect shape.
Beard wash – I recommend you grab some beard shampoo or wash. For your beard, if you don’t already have it. And for your brush. It will be more gentle on the bristles than regular soap or shampoo.
A comb – Beard combs are great tools for styling the beard. They come in handy to clean your brush too! This, like the beard wash, will be gentle on the bristles. A black plastic comb could more easily snag. A wide-toothed comb will work best.
Warm Water – If you’re fresh out of water, I think you’ve got bigger problems than cleaning the beard brush.
Be careful not to submerge the wood handle into water. We just want to get the bristles wet. So go ahead and dip the bristles into warm water.
Take your comb and gently comb into the side of the brush. This will help clean up any hair left in it. The key here is to be gentle.
Next, dip your brush into some warm soapy water. Careful not to get the wood wet. This is where your beard wash comes in. We don’t want anything harsh on our bristles. Wiggle the brush a little in the warm water.
Rinse with cold water and shake off the excess water.
Dry off with a clean towel. Again be gentle with your brush. And place bristles facing down on the towel. So all the water can run down from the bristles onto the towel and not into the wood handle.