How to Clean Your Hairbrush with Baking Soda


Many of us use hairbrushes every day. They aid in removing hair tangles and oil buildup from our crowning glories. They’re a big part of a complete grooming routine.

However, hairbrushes get filthy with constant use. They get really greasy, and hair gets stuck between the bristles.

If you’re reading this, then you’re looking for a natural way to clean your hairbrush. Good thing we can use baking soda for this task.

I use this method to clean my wife’s hairbrushes. She’s satisfied with the result. And when she’s happy, then I’m happy.

So give the cleaning method below a try.

Here’s how I use baking soda to clean my wife’s hairbrushes.

What you’ll need:

Baking soda
Clean toothbrush
Laundry basin

Optional: Shampoo and hairdryer

what youll need to clean your hairbrush


1. Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda for every 1 liter of water into a basin. Make sure there’s enough water to fully soak the hairbrush. You can also add a teaspoon of your favorite shampoo if you want. Mix well.

combine water and baking soda

2. Remove the tangled hairs from the brush. Use your fingers to pull them out.

remove hair from brush 1
remove hair from brush 2

3. Soak the hairbrush in the solution, bristles down. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

soak brushes

4. Remove the hairbrush from the basin. Push the bristles to the side with your fingers and scrub the base with a toothbrush.

scrub brush 1
scrub brush 2

5. Dry the bristles by gently tapping them on a towel. Wipe the handle and the back of the hairbrush.

dry brush 2
dry brush 1

6. You can also use a hairdryer on a low setting for faster drying.

dry with hairdryer 1

Can I Use Baking Soda to Clean a Wooden Hairbrush?

Do not use baking soda to clean wooden hairbrushes. Baking soda can cause a chemical reaction and darken the wood. It can also scratch the wood’s polish.

So it’s a big NO.


I hope that you’re as happy as my wife with your newly cleaned hairbrush.

Did you know that you can also use baking soda to clean your phone case? Read the article if you have time.

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-Baking Soda Guy