They get used, then tossed aside when they have satisfied our needs at that moment. There they wait until we need them again. Mostly without complaint, aside from the occasional eye poke or hair pull.
Basically, makeup brushes and hair appliances get daily abuse and ask for very little in return. Part of saying thank you is giving them a lasting life by protecting and cleaning makeup brushes and hair appliances.
Here are some handy tips for cleaning makeup brushes and hair appliances that you use often.
Cleaning your blow-dry is recommended every month, or as needed. First things first, do not clean your blow-dryer while it is plugged in.
Step 1: Unplug. Just making sure.
Step 2: Remove the grill.
Step 3: Use an old toothbrush to clean the filter – I have also used the little brushes that came with my husband’s Playstation years ago. Perfect size!
Step 4: Rinse and let air dry before returning the grill to the base.
Curling Iron/Flat Iron
Cleaning of your hot appliances is recommended monthly or as needed. Once again, make sure you unplug the appliance before cleaning.
Step 1: Mix baking soda and water into a paste.
Step 2: Using a damp cloth, rub the paste on the appliance to remove grime.
Step 3: Wipe clean.
Cleaning makeup brushes is recommended every 2-4 weeks.
Step 1: Wet the bristles with lukewarm water
Step 2: Place a small amount of gentle soap in the palm of your hand and lather slightly.
Step 3: Swirl the tips of the brushes into a lather to remove the grime.
Step 4: Gently rinse and squeeze out excess water, reshape, and let air dry overnight on the counter with the bristles hanging off. Weee!
For more details on keeping makeup brushes clean check out 5 Tips for Cleaning Makeup Brushes!