If there’s one thing I’m OCD about, it’s the lint in my hairbrush. Well…let’s be real. It’s actually my eyebrows. I really do hate fuzzy hairbrushes, though.
Why Your Brushes Trap Lint (and yes, it’s normal!):
- When you use a towel to dry your hair after a shower, it leaves lint behind. When you brush it through, this lint gets caught in the bristles.
- The same thing happens when you pull clothes over your head.
- Brushing increases static cling in both your hair and the brush, so they attract loose fabric fibers.
- Most hair products are sticky, making brushes even more susceptible to fuzzies.
How to Reduce Lint:
- After a shower, run your hair through with a comb first. This will remove most towel lint before your brush gets there. It also reduces breakage.
- If you invest in a fleece towel, most lint will be eliminated.
- Make sure your indoor air is not too dry. It increases static cling and does a world of good for your skin.
How to Remove Lint:
- When the brush is dry, run a fine-toothed comb through the bristles to remove loose hairs and large pieces of lint.
- Soak your brush in warm water and shampoo (baby shampoo is best, as it leaves very little residue).
- Run the comb through the bristles again after 10 minutes.
- After the brush is dry, use tweezers to pick out the last few bits of lint if they’re really bothering you.
- Clean brushes make for clean hair, so even if you don’t get a lot of lint buildup, this is a good habit.