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September 2, 2022 by Edna K. Martin – Hairstylist, Certified Skin Care Coach
Ladies are now tilting towards dying their hair, probably because they want to change their look. To dye your hair, you will need items such as the mixing bowl, the hair dye brush (also known as the applicator), and others. Sometimes the hair dye kit comes with these items.
But do you throw your hair dye brush away after using it to apply dye?
This leads to the question, “Can I reuse a hair dye brush?”
Yes, you can reuse a hair dye brush. All you need to do is to ensure you clean it properly after each dye application. In this article, we will talk about how you can clean your hair dye brushes to reuse them next time.
But before then, what is a hair dye brush?
What is a hair dye brush?
Simply put, a hair dye brush is a brush that is used to apply dye to the hair. Another name for a hair dye brush is a dye applicator. There are different dye applicators out there, but they all serve the same purpose: to ensure that the dye is thoroughly and evenly applied to the hair.
Using a hair dye brush to apply dye to your mane at home will make it look like it was professionally done.
Hair color is just an expression of something different that you want to have, or something creative.Tina Knowles
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How to clean a hair dye brush?
We have established that you can reuse your hair dye brush if you clean it properly. How do you then clean a hair dye brush? Here are some ways of cleaning a hair dye applicator:
Soak in a bleach solution
One way to clean your hair dye brush is by soaking it in a bleach solution. Pour water into a bowl and add some bleach solution.
After that, insert the bristle of the brush into the solution so that it will saturate the brush.
Then leave the hair dye applicator in the solution for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the hair dye brush from the bleach solution and rinse with cold water. The cold water will stop the reaction of the bleach on the brush.
Then wash with shampoo or liquid soap and rinse. However, if you can’t stand the smell that comes from a bleach solution, you can use vinegar instead.
Wash with warm soapy water
Another way of cleaning a hair dye brush is by washing it with warm soapy water. Cold water does not work well with dye removal, so you should use hot or warm water.
How do you go about it?
Pour warm or hot water into a bowl and add liquid soap or clarifying shampoo.
Then, insert the brush’s bristle into it and twirl it around, after which you let it soak for about 20 to 30 minutes. After that, bring it out and rinse it with cold water.
So those are how you can clean your hair dye brushes and reuse them.
Yes, you can reuse your hair dye brush. However, you should make sure you clean it thoroughly. To do this, clean with a bleach solution or warm soapy water. Either way, the goal is to remove the hair dye from the brush after use.