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Really not gentle. Hahhaa. Probably disgusting for some. I add a little bit of dettol and dish detergent to a cup of water. Use them in small portions to wash my brushes under running water! 😀

I use baby shampoo to deep clean and MAC brush cleanser to spot clean. I can’t think of a time when I didn’t use this routine.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. I’m almost out, so I’m going to see if one of the cleansers that didn’t work for me will do.

I make my own brush cleanser, and it works!!
– 1 cup purified water
– 1/4 cup alcohol
– 1/2 tbsp washing-up liquid
– 1/2 tbsp mild shampoo
– 1 tbsp hair conditioner (silicone-free)

I use this to spot-clean, as well. I also add a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus oil for anti-bacterial purposes.

For deep-cleaning, I’ll use castile soap, baby shampoo, or anti-bacterial hand soap for brushes I use exclusively for powder products. For cream/liquid/gel brushes, or those that are extremely dense, I dip them in a solution of 1 cup warm water, 1 TBS distilled white vinegar, & 1 TBS liquid dish soap. Swirl thoroughly, then rinse well. I make sure to also use a dish soap that has a nice scent to cover the vinegar, though!

Awesome! Thank you, Amy and Francesca! Jotted down all of this and will commence experimenting this weekend. Huh…first time I have ever actually looked forward to washing my brushes. =)

The Laundress wool and cashmere shampoo. Amazing. Leaves your brushes SO soft and clean. Very gentle and natural as well. The bottle says it 100% biodegradable, dye/sulfate/phosphate/chlorine free. I’ve tried the Johnson’s baby shampoo, Dr. Bronner’s soaps, mild dish detergent with olive oil…but this is hands down the best.
Plus, if it’s good enough to wash cashmere, it’s certainly good enough to wash your brushes with. 🙂

I use body wash gel/soap to wash my brushes. I never use brush cleanser before! Which method of cleaning brushes will any of you recommend? (I’m a noob when it comes to washing brushes.)

Either Dr Bronners Peppermint Bar soap (I don’t know why but I never find the liquid stuff as effective) for synthetic bristles and cheap shampoo and expensive conditioner for natural hair brushes. Or whatever hand soap is convenient if I’m really lazy!

I’m using Make Up Store Brush Cleansing Soap. It is a bar of soap and it is really amazing. So fast and easy to use, and the brushes get really clean and it doesn’t dry them out. I will never use anything else. 🙂

Dr. Bronner Castile solid soap (at the moment I have the rose oil one). I’ve been using it for at least a year now and it’s the best thing out there. It gets my beauty blender perfectly clean, too.

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Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo or some of my PUR Minerals green face wash – both work well and are gentle. I have Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap but I’ve never thought to use it because it’s so heavily scented with peppermint.

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