This is some sample text.
Learn More

Cleaning out hair and make-up brushes

Happy March everyone!  So excited for this month.  It’s always a favorite of mine.  :)  We had a cozy weekend full of non-stop RAIN.  I loved it.  Except for the wind!  Friday the wind blew so hard that trees were falling right and left.  One of our front yard trees fell but we luckily saved it!
I know.  This is hardly extreme weather for most of you, but it sure mixed things up around here.  :)
Rain always puts me in the mood to organize!  I got a great jump start on a few projects and did a little spring cleaning.  Because I’m ready for spring!  I’ve been organizing a few things in my new bathroom and decided it was time to clean out all of our brushes again.  
How often do you clean your hair and make-up brushes?  A couple of years ago I was flipping through a magazine and came a crossed an article that said you should wash your brushes out every two months.  I’ll be honest – that doesn’t happen around here!  But ever since I first posted about this I have been better about washing them out whenever they start looking like they need it. 

(Picture from my previous house)  
It’s actually such a quick/easy thing to do.  To wash your hair brushes, first comb out any excess hair with a hair pick or comb.  Then just fill your sink with hot water and add little soap or shampoo and soak your brushes for 10 -15 minutes.  After they’ve soaked a few minutes I like to swish them back and forth several times.  Then rinse them off and set them on a paper towel to dry.  
With my make-up brushes I just wet the brush, rub a little shampoo into it, and then rinse.  They clean up beautifully.  Nothing like starting the day with clean hair and make-up brushes!  And in an organized bathroom drawer?  Even better.  :)
Enjoy your Monday everyone!
xoxo, Erin
Join the Conversation

6 thoughts on “Cleaning out hair and make-up brushes

  1. The way I’ve started cleaning my makeup brushes is with 1 cup of water, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 Tbsp of Dawn…swirl all together with your makeup brushes and be AMAZED at how clean they are. :-)

  2. I wash my hair brushes in the washing machine with towels & flannels. (After I’ve removed excess hair)

    I also wash my toothbrush & mug in the dishwasher. (I rinse everything off before I put them in the dishwasher, so they’re not being washed with anything manky!)

    I got the hairbrush tip from the LDS homemaker Daryl Hoole.

    By the way, I saw a long path a few days ago & I thought of your children riding their bikes etc on that cycle path in your back garden:) I bet they’re enjoying it.

    It’s pancake day here in the UK tommorow. It’s where we have pancakes, mainly in the evening after tea. (Dinner) There’s always fun pancake races.

    The traditional topping for pancakes here is sugar & lemon.

    Sorry, went off the subject there:)

  3. I do the same. Have a question though. I purchased new BB brushes this past fall, and quite a few of my face brushes shed!! Did you have this problem?

  4. Thanks everyone!

    Lauren – I haven’t had that happen with my BB brushes! The only brush that sheds is my MAC blush brush. I guess they all do a little!

Shop my instagram

View All Posts