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How To Properly Clean Your Hair Brush

30 Jun

This might seem pretty obvious to some people, but you’d be surprised at how many lovely ladies don’t clean out their hair brushes. Too often I walk into a friend’s bathroom, see a brush full of hair and I can’t help myself, so I clean it out. Within the next couple days I usually hear about how much it changed the way their hair looks. It may not seem like a big deal but hair brushes are total traps! Dust, conditioner, oil, germs, even dust mites can be in your dirty hair brush, which is DISGUSTING. For example: if you wash, brush and blowdry your hair on a Monday and then “re-finish” it on Tuesday with the same brush, the oils and dirt from all day Monday will be sitting in that brush. Pile those up for a couple weeks, months… years? Ew. Personally, I recommend you clean out your brush once every week or two. It takes a couple minutes! It’s not something we really think about but you should try to become conscious of the hair piling up in your brush. Cleaning out your round brushes will allow you to get SO much more tension which will lead to smoothness and shine. Here’s how I like to clean out my brushes at home:

  1. Grab any brush that’s gathered a visible amount of hair. Here I’m showing you how to clean out a flat (paddle) brush but this can be done exactly the same on a round brush.
  2. In the hair world, we have tools to clean out brushes, but when I’m at home I grab a pen or pencil and slide it under the hair in the brush. Now pull up until the hair starts to loosen. (You do this so you don’t end up cutting your bristles with the next step!)
  3. Next, go in with your scissors and cut straight down the middle as seen above. TIP: If you’re cleaning out a round brush, flip it over and do the same on the opposite side.
  4. Now “peel” the hair open and remove. You can go back in with your pen or pencil to loosen up any more tight spots.
  5. Discard that gorgeous hairball.

I like to shampoo my brushes each time I clean out the hair. To do that, just fill up the sink with warm water and add a tablespoon of cleansing/clarifying shampoo. Wash the brush + bristles thoroughly, rinse well, and let it dry (or blow it dry).

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This Place Is About to Blow

21 May

Okay, this isn’t about Ke$ha’s song nor the wolf who blew the house of the 3 pigs, this is about hair. HAIR-DRYING. Don’t lie, I know that many of you either got bangs or plan on getting bangs but you don’t really know how to style them. Got heavy bangs? Then just follow these steps on how to blow-dry your hair.

STEPS:

  1. Always blow out your bangs while your hair is super wet. The sooner you blow dry them out of the shower, the better the result will be. Hair is most cooperative and flexible before it air dries.
  2. Using  your blow dryer with the nozzle attached and a paddle brush, shift everything all the way to one side. Make sure to get warm air into the root. That will help you manipulate any unwanted “cowlicks”.
  3. Next, use your paddle brush to shift everything to the opposite side. Make sure you’re giving it a good push in the opposite direction.
  4. Split the bangs in half horizontally and clip the top half up.
  5. Using a medium to large sized round brush, smooth the bottom layer of your bangs out. Instead of curling them under, smooth all the way through the ends and point the nozzle toward the tip of the bangs as you see in the photo! TIP: The closer you keep the brush to your forehead and the less curling under you do, the less volume they will have. The more you lift the bangs and the more you curl under, the more volume you will have.
  6. Repeat the same motions with the top layer.
  7. Take the paddle brush and shift the bangs from left to right once more  to smooth everything out. Spray lightly with hairspray if desired.