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Clean brushes and blog headers

How often do you clean your hair and make-up brushes?  I was flipping through a magazine last week and came across this little article…

It says you should wash your brushes out every two months.  Oops.  I think I may have gone a bit longer than two months in between washings.  (Maybe two years?)

So I immediately cleaned the hair out of my brushes and let them soak for 10 minutes in warm water with a little shampoo.  

Then I figured while I was at it I’d clean my make-up brushes too.  Those I actually DO clean every couple of months.  Just rub a little shampoo into the brush and they clean up beautifully.  Nothing like starting the day with clean brushes!  Thought I’d share in case there is anyone else out there who (like me) needs a nudge to clean out their brushes.  :)

Oh!  By the way… I’ve had a lot of questions lately on how I make my blog headers and buttons for the sidebar of my blog.  I explained it a while back in this post:  BLOG HEADERS.  Aside from explaining how I create headers you can also take a look back at all of my headers I’ve created since I started blogging (I just updated this post).  Except for my Winter 2011 header.  It’s lost somewhere on my computer and it’s driving me nuts that I can’t find it!  I’m off to continue hunting it down.  I don’t handle things being out of order very well.  :)  Anyway – clean your brushes and make a blog header.  Or don’t.  Either way – have a great Thursday!

xoxo, Erin
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17 thoughts on “Clean brushes and blog headers

  1. I think that Blog Header post was one where I started sweating in the first 30 seconds of reading so I clicked off and never looked back. :) I have no technical ability.

    I shudder to think what is living in my brush that has not been cleaned once in the 10 years I’ve owned it.

  2. I like to clean my makeup brushes with a little Johnson’s Baby Shampoo since its gentle and hypoallergenic. I put a little in the palm of my hand and make circular motions under cool running water and they’re good as new. My Mom always made me wash my hair brushes and combs after I got my hair done with a little vinegar and a touch a shampoo since the vinegar is a great bacteria fighter. The smell will fade ;-) Since my hair is shampooed weekly it isn’t such a tedious chore.

  3. I don’t think I have ever cleaned my hair brush. I am so bad. I just take the hair out and continue to use. I am going to go clean them now. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Which magazine was that in?
    Uh oh, I clean my hairbrush (sometimes), but I just realized that I never clean my makeup brushes – yikes!

  5. Hi Jen! I can’t remember the magazine (I took that picture and threw it and the magazine away). It was either Style or Good Housekeeping I think.

  6. I sure hope u find that winter header! I go insane with such mishaps as well. It is like having a puzzle with one piece missing. I always feel the need to throw such puzzles away because I can’t stand not having the entire, complete puzzle!!! It would be tragic to throw away all those headers though, on account of just that one missing header, so I hope u find it soon!

  7. Hi Erin, so need to do this! Must add to my to do list!! (never ending to do list!! ) I would love to know how you organise your makeup and brushes.
    My next project is our bathroom and have been looking on pintrest for a good way to organise makeup but none took my fancy.. What to you do? I’m sure it will inspire me..
    Thanks.. Xo

  8. I have never cleaned my hair brush but my makeup brushes are cleaned weekly (eye area) and bi-weekly (blush/face powder). I use either my facial wash or shampoo – whatever is closest. Really has cut down on my colours being diluted as I like to switch things up between browns, purples, greens and blues.

  9. I haven’t cleaned my hair brush. I really should. There’s a lot of build up on it. I also clean my makeup brushes every time I use them – well the ones I use for foundation, I am going to wash my eyeshadow brushes once a week.

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