Saturday, October 29, 2011
Have You Cleaned Them Lately?
I used Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo with Lavender last Sunday early afternoon. Baby shampoo works great! In fact, I think it works better at getting any gunk at the very bottom of the bristles. Baby shampoo is cheap and available at local drugstores and grocery stores. No need to make a special trip to a makeup counter! I actually use baby shampoo once every season for about 2-3 weeks, just to give my hair a break from my normal routine shampoo or before switching brands of shampoo. I used something I already have! This also justified my purchase of a new pressed powder, lol. :)
Stop by your local drugstore or grocery store and pick up some baby shampoo!
Here was my routine:
1. Rinse the brushes with lukewarm water.
2. Apply a very small amount of shampoo to each of the brushes**.
3. Give each brush a good rub and squeeze - fan out then bunch up the bristles a few times too.
4. Rinse suds with lukewarm to cool water until clear water is running through the brushes.
5. Squeeze out excess water. Use a paper towel(s) to help.
6. Fan out to the brushes' natural position, then lay out to dry on a hand towel.
7. Before going to bed, turn the brushes over and place them onto a clean dry hand towel (or use a different side of the first hand towel as long it's a dry side).
*In world of cosmetics, paraben has become sort of a taboo. Parabens are used in cosmetics as a preservative, but according to some medical/health journals, they have been associated with cancers. Makeup brands like to advertise their products as paraben-free. It definitely is nice when they can do that, but based on an FDA report, parabens are safe at levels up to 25%. Most cosmetic products that contain parabens list them near or at the bottom of the main ingredients, which is a sign that it's probably not at levels of 25%. If you want to FDA's summary, click here
**Instead of applying shampoo directly onto the brushes, get a small cup and add the appropriate amount of shampoo that you'll need for all your brushes. After Step 1, just lightly dip the brushes into your cup, and follow through with steps 3 thru 7.
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