It's not the brush really , more that the hair and fuzz get wrapped around
the bristel and because it has a rubber ball tip you can't get the hair of
fuzz off the bristel. I have to try and get a scisser tip under to cut it
but that ends up being a real pain.
Have you tried soap, water, and an old toothbrush? I never have
myself, but I'm thinking that, if you soap up the brush, then use
the toothbrush to sort of "scrub" down between the rows of bristles,
it might work.
I know exactly what you're talking about. I think, given that these
are sold at dollar stores, when the fuzz accumulates, you might just
as well toss and buy another. Perhaps there's some happy medium
between scalp-scaring straight bristle brushes that can be cleaned
easily, and the ball-tipped ones that are fuzz-traps.
Go to Sally Beauty supply and buy a brush cleaner brush. It has a brush on
one end and a wide tooth comb at the other. Also, you can wash most brushes
in the washing machine. The best way to prevent that from happening is to
get in the habit of pulling the hair out of a brush every time you use it.
I am a hair stylist and this is the only way I can make sure I can keep a
brush clean enough to pass health dept regs. and I hate it when I get
addicted to a certain brush and it is no longer made!
On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 15:26:58 -0500, "The Data Rat"
Note: the OP requested info specifically about brushes with sort of
plastic ball tips on the 'bristles' and further, about the
accumulation of fuzz that can't easily combed, brushed, or scrubbed
off, without using slender nail-scissors to clip each fuzz 'collar' on
each individual 'bristle.' I don't think it's possible, 'though I've
never sent hairbrushes through my washing machine. I'd rather spend
another $1 then risk plastic shreads in my washer.
As I said, the brush cleaner will remove the accumulated hair that balls up
and the base of the bristle and that includes ball tip brushes. If I only
paid $1.00 for a brush, I wouldn't bother cleaning it either. But when you
pay $20.-30.00 for a brush and you really like it, you do what you have to
do. A well made brush will not fall apart in the washer or anything else
for that matter.
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