We all tend to develop loyalty towards our trusty old hairbrush, but that doesn’t mean we should use the same one forever. There comes a time when you’ll have to say goodbye to your old brush to avoid hair and scalp damage, and here are three warning signs worth paying attention to.
Hair brushes usually don’t come with an expiration date on the box, but that doesn’t mean you should use the same one forever. Your old brush should be replaced if you’ve been using it for several years, especially if it’s showing signs of wear and tear.
Bristles will tell you everything you need to know about the state of your hair brush, so pay extra close attention to the state they’re in. Bent, broken, and excessively soft or stiff brittles won’t do your hair any favors and you can lead to hair breakage and scalp irritation.
Oils, hair, and other unwanted residues will build up on your hair brush over time, and that can become a major problem. It’s important to clean up your brush regularly because it will trap dead skin and dust over time, but you’ll consider looking for a new one if you’re constantly struggling to keep it clean.