Today I’m going to share with you all the best (and cheapest) brush cleaner ever.
You’re probably thinking about the Daiso one, well let me tell you that it’s actually not the Daiso one! Though I did a blog post comparing the old and new formula and you can read that here. Anyways, let’s get to it!
First of all, I’ve tried quite a few brush cleansers in the past but I think this is the best one. I’ve previously tried baby shampoo, shampoo/conditioner and the Daiso ones. These were good but let me share with you the wonders of….a bar of soap! Yep, a bar of soap, who would’ve thought?
I prefer a bar of soap because:
- It’s cheap
- Long lasting
- So easy to use
- Very little packaging (Have you ever thought about the impact of your beauty products on the environment? The only packaging here is the box/wrapper that it comes in – which is recyclable too!)
- Easily accessed
The ones I’ve used are the Protex Antibacterial Soap which is $1.49 from Priceline and the Gamophen Medicated Soap (same price) from Chemist Warehouse. There’s another bar of soap that I’ve heard is pretty good as well – Sards. I’m in a few beauty groups on Facebook and I’ve seen some people swear by Sards.
There are two versions of the Protex – Fresh and Gentle. I think either is fine because you’re not using it directly on your skin anyways. The other option is a Gentle one which is more for sensitive skin as it says on the packaging. Protex and Gamophen are antibacterial. Personally I prefer the Protex Fresh over the Gamophen just because I like the smell better, but at the end of the day, they both clean my brushes well!
How I wash my brushes:
I start by wetting the brush and the soap.
I then swirl the brush on the soap for a bit and you can see all the makeup come out.
If it’s a dense brush that you’re cleaning, I swirl it a few times and try to get as much makeup out as possible. I also sandwich the bristles between my fingers to push out as much makeup as I can.
Rinse and that’s it!
Repeat with any other brushes you may need to clean and then let them dry.
I haven’t noticed any breakage or anything from my bristles, so this method is pretty foolproof to me! I will admit it’s a bit harder (to clean) with very dense brushes like oval brushes, but any other brush is fine.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks post, a new one will be up next week as usual. Let me know below what’s your method of cleansing brushes? Have you tried bar soaps for cleansing before?