How To Maintain Your Mason Pearson Brush
So, you have just purchased your Mason Pearson brush. Now you want to know how to take care of your precious purchase. Look no further here in this article I will go through all the tips and tricks to help you maintain your brush to keep it in tip top condition.
Regularly clean the pad and bristles:
This is crucial as it helps to remove any dead skin from the brush along with any previous products that have been used. Using a Mason Pearson cleaning brush is the best option or you can alternatively a toothbrush for a similar effect.
Dry clean your Mason Pearson Frequently:
This is something that should be done at least 2-3 times a week. Although this seems like a lot it’s actually a really quick and easy process which, should take at maximum 5 minutes!
First remove any stray strands of hair on your brush. The easiest way that I have found of doing this is to use a comb and insert the comb at the side of the brush as near to the pad as possible, and gently rake the hair in a circular motion.
You can then use either the cleaning brush or a toothbrush across the bristles from one end of the pad.
Now that we’ve covered basic brush maintenance we can move along to washing the brush:
Washing the brush occasionally. This is a must as grease in contact with the rubber pad can cause the pad to deteriorate at a much faster rate.
Dry clean the brush as we went through earlier just to make sure that you get all those stray strands of hair. Then you’ll need a bowl full of lukewarm soapy water.
Dip your cleaning brush or toothbrush and use it to brush the bristles of your hairbrush. At this point it is important to note that you should be holding the brush so that the head it is positioned downwards, this is to make sure that no water can enter the air hole at the end of the brush.
Then repeat the earlier steps of dipping the cleaning brush in lukewarm soapy water and brushing the bristles of the brush. This step is to be repeated until satisfaction.
After that it is paramount that you must shake the hairbrush to remove and moisture and leave it to air dry with the handle pointed upwards and the pad pointing downwards to allow any trapped moisture to drip out.
Tips to prolong brush life:
Most Definitely don’t use any products containing oils or solvents on your brush.
Don’t apply direct heat to your hairbrush as this can damage the brush.
Don’t leave the brush in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can lead to brush damage due to ultraviolet light.