This is how often you should wash your hairbrush

17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

This is how often you should wash your hairbrush

© Editors Happy in Shape So often you should wash your hairbrush


Recent research from the University of Arizona has shown that the average hairbrush has more bacteria than it does around a sink or in the food bowl of your (possible) dog. That equates to about 3,500 colonies of bacteria per square inch. We have converted that and that is about 2.5 centimeters. Ai ...

Greasy and lifeless hair

Regardless of the exact number of bacteria, it is very important that you wash your brush regularly, because brushing with a dirty brush can ensure that your hair becomes dull and faster greasy. And if you make it really colorful, it can also cause unpleasant odors and skin irritations.


So it's time to clean everything properly. But how and how often? Hair expert Neil Barton: “It is best to remove loose hair from the brush about three times a week. If you also wash your brush once a week with warm water and a mild shampoo, you are in the right place. ”