How To Clean Grooming Products: Beard Brush, Roller, Straightener

Have you been growing a beard for quite some time and you are wondering how to maintain your grooming products so that you don’t have to buy new ones?

If yes, this article is for you!

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Grooming products are essential for men. All bearded men do have grooming products that use on a daily basis.

These are the things that will let you keep your beard hair and scalp hair looking nice and healthy. But grooming products can become dirty, and hence they need to be cleaned regularly.

Since you might have different grooming products, such as beard brushes, rollers, straighteners, and more, cleaning processes will vary from one grooming product to another.

In this article, we will discuss the cleaning processes of these grooming products so that you are able to use them for longer.

Let’s get started!

Why Should We Clean And Sterilize Our Grooming Products?

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Just like you clean your cooking appliances after using them, your grooming products need to be cleaned regularly as well. Grooming products can become the epicenter of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi.

Now, these agents can be carried to you in several ways if you don’t clean your grooming products regularly. You might pick up the beard brush that you forgot to clean, and the same can cause allergies on your face.

Simultaneously, roller and straightener might damage your hair because they have not been cleaned properly. The crux is to clean all of your grooming products regularly.

Here are some of the reasons why we should clean and sterilize our grooming products?

Keep Germs At Bay

Although not every bacteria or virus are harmful to your health, if you don’t take care of your grooming products and keep it anywhere, it might soon be infested with germs.

If that happens, germs will get transferred to your face when you will use the grooming products. Either nothing will happen, or you will start seeing an allergic reaction.

After touching the dirty grooming products, if you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth, the germs will get transmitted inside through these open channels. Germs need to stay away from the human body. Hence, cleaning and sterilizing the grooming products become necessary.

It’s Good For You And The Product Itself

Just like regular bathing and brushing your teeth is right for your health, cleaning and sterilizing your grooming products regularly becomes good for your health too. After every use, make it a habit to clean your grooming products. It is essential.

Also, grooming products that remain dirty for a long time soon start malfunctioning because dirt and debris get inside its mechanism. This ultimately stops the product from working.

Plus, why will anyone want to harbor bacteria through their grooming products into their face?

It Reduces Allergies

This is arguably the main reason why you need to clean and sterilize your grooming products. Those who have sensitive skin can quickly get allergies after using an uncleaned grooming product.

Dirt and germs can cause frequent sneezing, asthma, and more. If you don’t want to get affected by these, listen to us and regularly clean your grooming products.

It Saves You Money

This is another great reason to clean your grooming products. Grooming products are very affordable but if you don’t take care of them, you will have to buy them over and over again.

If you buy one single product it may be ok, but if you buy a lot of grooming products the cost goes up significantly.

How To Clean A Beard Brush?

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Your beard brush is the hub of beard products that you use, dust, dead skin, and even lost beard hairs. They start accumulating in your beard brush, and with time beard brush ends up becoming extremely unhygienic.

If you want your beard brush to last long, one thing that you will have to do is keep it clean.

Cleaning beard brush is not rocket science at all. Indeed, it can be a bit tricky; if you follow the steps that we have shared below, you will know how to effectively clean your beard brush.

Step 1: Get A Brush Cleaning Pick

Alright, so the first thing that you need to do is take out the dirty beard brush that needs cleaning. If you take a close look at your beard brush, you will wonder why you haven’t cleaned it for so long! Yes, it is dirty, and it needs a thorough cleaning.

We will recommend getting a brush cleaning pick. You will find it online or offline easily. The brush cleaning pick will remove the residues from the top part of the bristles.

Brush cleaning pick will remove excessive hair stuck on the bristles and make the rest of the beard brush cleaning process easy.

You can also just remove some hair with your hands but it is obviously more tricky.

Step 2: Brush Through A Comb

Everyone has an extra pair of small combs. Grab it, and run it through the beard brush. When you run the comb, it will remove the debris, hairs, and dirt stuck in the root of the brush.

Since you can’t reach out to the roots by using your finger, a brush will help you.

This way most hairs will be gone but there is more to it.

Step 3: Shampoo Your Beard Brush

Now that the top and bottom of the beard brush bristles are free from debris, dirt, and hair, it is time to give it a good wash so that grease and the remaining residues can be removed. Use a beard brush shampoo, then wash it with water.

You don’t need to use lukewarm water to wash the beard brush. Don’t wash it for too long to avoid damaging the beard brush.

It is a really easy and fast process. If you don’t have a beard shampoo just use a normal shampoo, not a big deal.

Step 4: Rinse It Off

After washing the beard brush with shampoo, rinse it properly. You need to take a look at the beard brush once. If it still looks dirty, and you don’t find it useful enough, you might want to replace it.

Once rinsing is done, let the beard brush dry. Let the bristles face down while drying it so that the wooden part of the beard brush doesn’t get damaged.

So, there you go. These are the steps that you need to follow. Just remove excessive hair from the top and the roots of the brush before cleaning the beard brush.

Really easy to do. No need to buy beard brushes every month.

Read Also: How Often Should I Brush My Beard?

How To Clean A Beard Roller?

beard roller

If you use a beard roller to give a good shape to your beard and stimulate beard growth, then it means that it needs to be cleaned just like the beard brush that you use.

Men use beard roller for two things. One is to fill in the patchy areas of their beard, and the next is to prevent beard hair from falling.

Read Also: What Is A Derma Or Beard Roller? Do They Work?

However, if you don’t keep your beard roller clean and sanitized, it won’t do what it is supposed to, and in return, it may cause allergies!

When you use a beard roller, your beard hair releases nutrients such as collagen and keratin.

Since the beard roller is coming in direct contact with the skin, it is never safe to use an uncleaned beard roller. Your beard roller can become the breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

Some of the side effects of using a dirty beard roller can be itchiness, redness, and irritated skin.

The worst will be small bald patches on your beard. If you want to prevent these unnecessary complications, make sure that you clean your beard roller often.

Here’s how you do it.

Step 1: Use Warm Water To Rinse The Beard Roller

Before going ahead with the beard roller’s actual cleaning process, you will first have to clean it using a beard roller. This way, the cleaning process will become easy. Now, move on with step 2.

Step 2: Fill The Roller Head with Rubbing Alcohol

The beard roller will have a plastic casing. It is provided to you so that the equipment stays away from germs and dirt.

Take the plastic casings and fill them in with rubbing alcohol. Now insert the beard roller into the plastic casing and make it stand upright.

Use rubbing alcohol with 90% pure isopropyl alcohol or concentrated ethanol. If you don’t have it, go to your local pharmacy and buy it. It is readily available everywhere.

Let the beard roller sit inside the plastic casing for around 10 minutes approximately.

Step 3: Rinse The Beard Roller

Now that the beard roller has sat inside the rubbing alcohol formula for good ten minutes take it out and rinse the beard roller with warm water.

Once done, let it air dry. Don’t use a towel or anything; let it sit just like that and let it air dry. After that, put on its plastic casing, and that’s about it.

If you want your beard roller to work correctly, make sure that you clean it according to its instructions or as often as you can. This way, the beard roller will remain bacteria-free.

A beard roller touches your skin directly, so it is wise to keep it clean.

How To Clean A Beard Straightener?

beard straightener

Beard straighteners are quite useful. They help to keep our beards looking well-groomed and tidy. For long beard hairs, beard straighteners are not just a luxury; they are a necessity.

Before using a beard straightener, a person will usually apply some beard oil to avoid the burning of beard hairs. This is the reason why oil starts to accumulate in your beard straightener.

When oil starts to build up in the straightener, using the device becomes a bit difficult. Everyone wants their beard straightener to work appropriately, and that’s why keeping it clean becomes essential.

Read Also: How To Keep Beard Hairs From Sticking Out And Lay Flat, Down

How often you should clean your beard straightener will largely depend on how frequently you use it.

You need to clean it regularly, but not every day. We will share three ways to clean your beard straightener. Go through them, and see which one is feasible for you.

Tip 1: Using Disinfecting Wipes

One way to clean your straightener is by using disinfecting wipes. They are readily available in any supermarket. Before using the disinfecting wipes, turn off your device and let it cool. And don’t forget to unplug it.

Your beard straightener will have many bristles, just like your beard brush. But since it is an electronic device, you can’t wash it with shampoo. Hence floss the disinfecting wipes carefully through every bristle.

In case you have not cleaned your beard straightener for a long time, then cleaning it can consume some time. Just don’t let oil start building up. Clean it regularly.

Tip No. 2: Use White Vinegar

The next tip that we have for you is white vinegar. Use a sponge or a soft cloth, whichever is available, and then dip it in white vinegar.

Use the dipped sponge of soft clothes and use it around the outer brush bristles. White vinegar has acetic acid, and it is useful in cleaning oil stuck in the straightener.

Now that you have cleaned the outer bristles, use the same cloth, dip it again in white vinegar, and floss it through the inner bristles.

Allow the straightener to dry, and store it in a clean and dry place.

Tip 3: Use Rubbing Alcohol

If you don’t have white vinegar, use some rubbing alcohol. This is quite a handy product in cleaning a lot of grooming products.

Follow the same steps that we shared for white vinegar. Clean both the outer and the inner bristles to keep your beard straightener clean and sterilized.

These are three options that you have to clean your beard straightener. Remember not to put water on it because it is electrical equipment and water will damage it.


Now that you have the best methods to clean your grooming products, keep each of your grooming products clean. Clean grooming products are safer to use, and they function correctly. Keep your grooming products clean to look better!

Read Also: How To Oil A Trimmer

You will save money but also you will prevent any unnecessary skin or hair issues.

Maintaining your grooming products can be time-consuming but in our opinion, it is worth it.

And..that;s it for today’s article! I really hope you found it helpful.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write them in the comment section below and we will be more than happy to help.

Until next time,

Stay safe,


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