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How Often Do You De-Fuzz Your Hairbrush?

When it comes to my home,I'm a very neat-and-tidy type,but I have to confess: My round hairbrush doesn't get cleaned as often as it should.Sometimes I wait until so much hair has built up around the barrel that it resembles a small,mangy rodent.It never occurred to me that this had drawbacks other than being visually disgusting,though.I was wrong.

When it comes to my home,I'm a very neat-and-tidy type,but I have to confess: My round hairbrush doesn't get cleaned as often as it should.Sometimes I wait until so much hair has built up around the barrel that it resembles a small,mangy rodent.It never occurred to me that this had drawbacks other than being visually disgusting,though.I was wrong.

Last week,I was chatting with New York hair guru/salon owner Eva Scrivo (who has great hair-styling videos and tips onher website;you should check it out when you're looking for inspiration),and she mentioned that failing to regularly remove hair from your round brush actually decreases its styling effectiveness.The matted-up hair creates a barrier that shortens the length of the brush's bristles,which ideally should be at least 3/4-inch long in order to create an effective amount of tension on your hair.It's that tension that trains hair truly smooth during a blowout--and helps keep it that way for longer.I looked at my brush,and honestly,there was like 1/4 inch of hair matted around the center.It's gonna take me a half hour to undo the snarl.Eva recommends quickly using a comb to remove the hair daily so it doesn't become a major project,like mine will be.I'm so gross.I know.

So tell me: Are you guys slackers when it comes to keeping your hairbrushes pristine-clean,or am I the only one who finds this to be an issue?

Oh,and p.s.: You're also supposed towashyour hairbrushes every two weeks.Ha ha!Yeah right!Do any of you do this?It protects the integrity of the rubber pad and the bristles,prolonging the life of a quality brush,but I just never even think of doing this.Am I simply a disgusting individual,or are you guys with me on this?

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