It is critical to keep your nail equipment in good working order whether you are a professional nail artist or simply pampering yourself and your friends at home. This is for the health of your nails as well as to avoid having to constantly purchase new tools. Knowing how to properly care for and clean acrylic nail brushes, for example, can save you a lot of money in the long run. This means you may spend a little more on a higher-quality, slightly more expensive nail brush without worrying about having to replace it frequently.
So, how do you clean your acrylic nail brushes properly?
Setup is the first step.
Although cleaning your brushes takes some time, it is a rather simple procedure. You will not require a large number of goods. Make sure you have a clean container and your preferred cleaning. A monomer is the ideal cleaning solution because it is mild on the bristles (both natural and artificial). You can also use acetone or a brush cleanser, but be aware that these are much harsher and may damage natural hair brushes. It’s also a good idea to clean your brushes in the same bowl to avoid cross-contamination.
Step 2: Soak the brushes in water
The length of time you should soak your brushes is entirely dependent on how dirty they are. Simply fill the container with your preferred cleaning solution and soak for at least one hour. It’s preferable to soak the brushes or other tough materials overnight if there’s a build-up of polish on them.
Step 3: Make sure the brushes are clean by rinsing them.
Remove the brushes from the cleaning solution and rinse them with warm water once they’ve soaked for long enough. Rinse the brushes just, not pulling or scrubbing them, as this can harm them. If you used a brush cleaner, you may need to use an orangewood stick to carefully remove any extra build-up. Make sure you don’t destroy the bristles by being too rough. To get rid of any leftover cleaning solution, wipe the brush with a paper towel.
Step 4: Allow time for drying
Once your brushes are totally clean, lay them out on a paper towel to dry for as long as it takes.
5th Step: Soak (again)
Rep this step to make sure there isn’t any leftover product in the bristles. Allow at least two hours for the brushes to soak in the monomer solution. A fast dip should suffice if you’re using a brush cleanser.
Step 6: Allow to dry (again)
This time, instead of rinsing off the cleaning solution, let your brushes dry. Allow it to vaporize. Allow to dry completely.
Although the process takes a long time, cleaning your brushes is a simple process. Keeping your brushes in good shape is not only hygienic, but it also means you won’t have to replace them as frequently.