When I bought this Dr Bronners Magic soap it was very much based on the hype. Sometimes I just can’t resist when it’s something I didn’t think I could even get my hands on. Lucky for me I found it in T.K.Maxx which makes it a bit of a bargain too, I picked up the almond version because it smell amazing and I had brush cleaning in mind as its main job. For the last 6 months I’ve just used Johnsons Baby Shampoo which is cheap and cheerful. That being said I don’t like the smell and it hangs around after my brushes are dried which I didn’t enjoy.
Brush Cleaning 101
You can pick up smaller bottles than the 473 ml that I got if you like to change up between products or scents as this will last me all year. You only need a few drops and a little water in your hand to get those suds bubbling up. Just swish your brush into it and away you go. If you haven’t done this before wash the brush with the handle at the top so that water doesn’t get into the ferrule ( the metal piece holding the bristles in place) otherwise the glue can come unstuck. Also be careful on temperature as this can cause problems the same way. Once the soap is cleaned out carefully squeeze the water out a bit not too hard we don;t want any damaged or kinky bristles. The way you leave the bristles while wet is the way they will sty when dry so be careful to shape the back to how they were originally.
Brush Cleaning – How to Store While They Dry
Above is how I leave my brushes to dry. I use the handle on the side of the bath to hold the brush handle with the heads angles down slightly so water drains away to the tip rather than the ferrule. This is random and the alternative how I did them before way place them on a shelf with the heads hanging over the edge so that when they dry you don’t end up with a flat side on all your brushes.
I really like this method as it’s pretty quick to do and they smell is nice but not overpowering. Once they are dried you can’t really smell it after either which I prefer. I’m still toying with the idea of one of the quick dry Mac brush cleaning liquids for every day use in between doing this.
If you have any suggestions please let me know?
You can buy Dr Bronners for your own brush cleaning purposes at their website here