To enhance our hairstyle, we use a variety of hair accessories, from the wooden hairbrush to the boar bristle brush, without forgetting the silk scrunchie or the combs. Yet, sometimes these beauty items get overlooked when cleaning. To guarantee a long life for these accessories and preserve the health of our hair, it is essential to maintain them well. Here are our tips for cleaning and maintaining your hair accessories.
Hairbrushes, whatever their composition (wood, boar bristles, bristles), need regular maintenance. Dead hair, dust, sebum, and hair product residue can accumulate between the bristles, making the brush less effective and sometimes even harmful to the scalp.
To clean a hairbrush, start by manually removing the tangled hair between the bristles. Next, prepare a cleaning solution of warm water, a few drops of mild shampoo, and a tablespoon of baking soda or white vinegar. Immerse the brush in this solution and let it soak for about ten minutes. Then use an old toothbrush to gently scrub between the bristles and loosen the residue. Rinse with clean water and let air dry, bristle side down.
Care of combs and other plastic accessories
Combs and other plastic accessories can also accumulate residue. To clean them, soak them in a solution of warm water and white vinegar for about ten minutes. Then brush them with an old toothbrush to remove stuck-on residue, rinse with clear water and dry well.
Washing fabric accessories: scrunchies, headbands, foulchies
Scrunchies , headbands , and foulchies require special care. Washing them by hand with mild soap and cold water is the best option to preserve their color and shape. However, if they are particularly dirty, you can machine wash them in a protective net (all Violette & Rose hair accessories are supplied in an organza sachet, which you can use for washing) on a delicate program at cold to protect the delicate fibres.
Care tips to extend the life of your accessories
Proper use and storage of your accessories helps prolong their life. Do not expose them to extreme temperatures and avoid leaving them in humid environments, which could deteriorate them. Also, avoid using brushes or combs on wet hair, as they are more fragile and more likely to tangle and break.
Maintaining hair accessories is not a complicated task, but it is important to do. A few minutes of your time once a week can make a big difference. A clean brush, a well-maintained scrunchie and a comb free of residue contribute to healthier hair and a more successful hairstyle.
So why wait? To your brushes, get set, clean up!