An essential part of the No-Poo regime is the use of a Boar Bristle Brush. The Boar Bristle Brush (BBB) is excellent at cleaning your hair as well as redistributing the natural oils down the length of the strand so the oil is not concentrated at the roots, making your hair look greasy.
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With all the redistributing of oil, it is natural for your brush to get greasy and will need to be cleaned.
Step 1: Gather your Boar Bristle Brush, your standard brush and your comb.
Step 2: Take all the hair out of your comb.
Step 3: Use the comb to scrape out the hair and debris from your brushes.
Step 4: Fill your sink with warm water and hand soap.
I use my homemade hand soap, recipe found here: Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Also, squirt a few pump fulls of the hand soap onto the brushes and rub in with your fingers.
Step 5: Lay your brushes in the sink, face down and let soak for 5 minutes.
Step 6: Use an old toothbrush to clean your comb.
Step 7: Clean the Brushes.
Take both of your brushes, and intertwine the bristles. Rub them back and forth. The bristles will rub against each other and clean them. Rub for about 30 seconds.
Step 8: Remove Strands
Take a break, and remove any hair strands that have accumulated. Then repeat steps 7 & 8 one or two more times.
Step 9: Rinse
Rinse brushes under warm water, and lay face down to dry overnight.
Step 10: Drain sink and clean it.
The sink will be very dirty and greasy, no better time than now to give it a quick scrub down.
Step 11: Use Again!
Use and enjoy your clean Boar Bristle Brush and all your other brushes and combs.