How to Deep Clean Your Grooming Brushes

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How to Deep Clean Your Grooming Brushes
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Grab your horrid dirty brushes and get some lukewarm water with persil (or whatever you have) in it

Grab your horrid dirty brushes and get some lukewarm water with persil (or whatever you have) in it

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Grab some bubbles on your toothbrush

Grab some bubbles on your toothbrush

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On your newspaper, scrub the back of your brush and wipe off the bubbles with your cloth to see where the dirt still is   left: after  right: before

On your newspaper, scrub the back of your brush and wipe off the bubbles with your cloth to see where the dirt still is left: after right: before

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Like this

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And again...

And again...

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All clear! Don't do this if your brushes have a wooden back because the wet will get into them and they will rot

All clear! Don't do this if your brushes have a wooden back because the wet will get into them and they will rot

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Go for the strap! Flatten it down and scrub along that too, don't forget the underside because that's where your hand will be :)

Go for the strap! Flatten it down and scrub along that too, don't forget the underside because that's where your hand will be :)

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A note on lavender oil: if you have this, add it to your water now. It really helps to lift the dirt and leaves your brushes smelling lovely!

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Put it in your bucket of water (with or without lavender) and rinse any exess soapy bits off. Again, not for wooden backs

Put it in your bucket of water (with or without lavender) and rinse any exess soapy bits off. Again, not for wooden backs

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Submerge your brush in the water now and push the toothbrush right into the bristles. You want to clean the muck off the 'board' right at the bottom of them, so be firm

Submerge your brush in the water now and push the toothbrush right into the bristles. You want to clean the muck off the 'board' right at the bottom of them, so be firm

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Clean at the base of the bristles now!

Clean at the base of the bristles now!

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Use a mane and tail comb, and push it into the bristles and pull upwards to separate them and get any hairs out. Don't worry too much about hairs, they can come out later

Use a mane and tail comb, and push it into the bristles and pull upwards to separate them and get any hairs out. Don't worry too much about hairs, they can come out later

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1 clean body brush!

1 clean body brush!

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Now, for the rest

Now, for the rest

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With a metal curry comb, get the toothbrush all the way round it. This is what you use to clean your other brushes so what is on them will be all over it. Dry it soon afterwards to avoid rusting

With a metal curry comb, get the toothbrush all the way round it. This is what you use to clean your other brushes so what is on them will be all over it. Dry it soon afterwards to avoid rusting

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Get all of it clean!

Get all of it clean!

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Much better

Much better

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Rubber curry comb

Rubber curry comb

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Push the brush between the 'rows' of teeth. Don't forget the back!

Push the brush between the 'rows' of teeth. Don't forget the back!

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Mane and tail comb (my other one). This doesn't need so much, I find a little scrub and a rinse and its fine

Mane and tail comb (my other one). This doesn't need so much, I find a little scrub and a rinse and its fine

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See the dirt??

See the dirt??

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The bubbles off the brushes should now all be in the water

The bubbles off the brushes should now all be in the water

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Get rid of the water and refill it with clean for a final rinse! I skipped out how to clean the others but they can all be done the same way as one of the ones I did show

Get rid of the water and refill it with clean for a final rinse! I skipped out how to clean the others but they can all be done the same way as one of the ones I did show

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Don't put lavender in your water this time, you want to rinse anything left off

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Lay them out on your newspaper to dry. Put brushes bristle side DOWN (not like above) so the water drains off them

Lay them out on your newspaper to dry. Put brushes bristle side DOWN (not like above) so the water drains off them

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Leave to dry overnight and put them away in the morning. It is a good idea to wash brushes regularly and do it well, for your horse and your comfort when grooming.

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They are likely to still have some hairs in them but you can clear these out with a metal curry comb once they are dry Thanks for reading! Like and comment :)

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