How to Clean a Wave Brush
Wave brushes are a great way to add volume and texture to your hair, but they can be difficult to keep clean. When asked what is the BEST way to wash my 360 Wave Brushes, it is hands down the AG Wash Method for Torino Pro and Royalty Brushes.
The AG Wash Method is the best way to clean your wave brushes without damaging them or your hair. This washing method will bring your brushes back to life and it ensures no cracking will develop in your brushes.
In the video below, I used two curved brushes (one that was cracked and one that was not cracked) and an oval palm to show you how to properly wash your brushes according to the Hair Brush Maintenance Card found in every single Royalty or Torino Pro Wave Brushes Box when you buy a brush from Brush King.
Best Products to Use for Brush Wash Method
The AG Wash Method is a great way to clean your hair without using harsh chemicals. But what are the best products to use with this method?
When it comes to choosing the right products to use with the AG Wash Method, you want to avoid products that contain harsh chemicals or sulfates.
Here is a list of the best products to use for the AG Wash Method, all of which can be found on Amazon.
Best Shampoos for the AG Brush Wash Method
Dr. Bronner’s - Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
If you're looking for a soap that is organic, Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is a great option. They are made with over 90% organic plant-based ingredients and certified fair trade ingredients, this soap is biodegradable, vegan, highly concentrated, and never tested on animals. Plus, it comes in recycled plastic bottles!
Avalon Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
If you're looking for an all-natural shampoo that will cleanse and restore balance, Avalon Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo may be a good option for you. It is made with organic ingredients, including apple cider vinegar, which helps to clarify and detoxify. It also contains lavender and tangerine essential oils and it is safe for color-treated hair and is gentle enough for daily use.
Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
If you are looking for something that you can use on your hair and brushes, Moroccan Argan oil shampoo is setting a higher standard in cleansing, moisturizing and volumizing hair strands and being able to revive the bristles in your brush. It is on a mission to prove to be a must-have for wavers looking to clean their wave brushes with a shampoo that is SLS, sulfate-free, cruelty-free and perfect for all types of bristles.
Best Combs for the AG Brush Wash Method
Krest Pro Care Black Wide Space Tooth Comb
If you are looking for a comb to be able to get in the nooks and crannies of your wave brush to remove hair and/or lent, the Krest 6000 Comb is the best comb to use for this purpose. It has two different sets of comb teeth: Wide and Teaser.
The wide tooth portion of the comb is great for reaching the very bottom of your brush to remove dirt and product build-up that may be caked on the bottom; while the teaser toothed portion of the comb is great for removing hair and lent stuck in between the bristles of your brush.
Hair Brush Cleaning Tool
If you would like to invest in a product that is actually made for cleaning your wave brush, then I highly recommend the Hair Brush Cleaning Cleaner Tool. It is made to provide the following benefits:
- It easily removes knots of hair from the bristles and face of the brush.
- It is made with long bristles that sweep away residue on the face of the brush.
- It has a hard 5-pik design to clean those hard-to-reach areas.
- It is made with plastic to ensure that it lasts for a while.
The AG Wash Method is a great way to clean your hair, and these products will help you get the best results.
Best Blow Dryer for the AG Brush Wash Method
This last product is not mandatory but it is extremely helpful to prevent your wave brush from cracking. To speed up the drying process you want to use a blowdryer and the one that I recommend is the Revlon Hair Dryer. It works amazing for this method because it is lightweight and it has a 2-speed/heat setting.
Steps of the AG Wash Method for Wave Brushes
1) Use the hairbrush cleaner to remove as much hair and debris from the brush.
2) Start by wetting the only bristles of your with COLD WATER only for 10 seconds or less. Do NOT submerge your brush under water or use hot water.
3) Add a small amount of clarifying shampoo to the bristles only and work it into a lather. If you are cleaning two brushes you may want to use each to clean one another as shown below:
4) Rinse the bristles thoroughly with cold water. Repeat this process if necessary. Once you start to rinse the face with the brush, try to remove all of the soap within 10 seconds.
5) Once your brush is clean, use a small towel to pat dry the brush and shake off excess water into the towel.
6) Use a blowdryer on the cool setting and alternate between cold and hot for 2 minutes at a time. Alternate between hot and cold until bristles are dry.
7) Be sure to store your brush in a dry, safe place face down to allow the water that may be trapped in the bristles at the face of the brush to dry out.
The AG Wash Method is the best way to keep your wave brushes clean and in good condition. By following these simple steps, you can prolong the life of your brushes and keep them working properly.
AG WASH METHOD WORKS ON THE FOLLOWING WAVE BRUSHES
ROYALTY SHOWER WAVE BRUSH
This is the best wave brush to use when it comes to brushing your hair and the material that it is made out of is perfect for using it in the shower and it allows you to clean them with ease. Brush King created this brush to make it easier to use the AG Wash Method when it comes to cleaning your hairbrush.
What separates this brush from other brushes on this list is the material is very durable and not hollowed out on the inside. When it comes to cleaning the bristles, they are infused with premium boar bristles as well and nylon bristles so it is very easy to clean.
TORINO PRO WAVE BRUSHES BY BRUSH KING
If you have purchased a Torino Pro wave brush by Brush King, most likely you were directed to JustinTime's YouTube to watch his tutorial on how to use the AG Wash Method. One thing I want to say about the Torino Pro brand line is that it is by far the BEST one the market.
There are so many brushes to choose from that come in many different colors and patterns that can fit your personality or style. They also come in every bristle type that you can imagine, so you will be able to find the best brush for your needs with the Torino Pro Wave Brush product line.
ROYALTY WAVE BRUSHES BY BRUSH KING
If you have purchased a Royalty wave brush by Brush King, most likely you were directed to JustinTime's YouTube to watch his tutorial on how to use the AG Wash Method. Please note that many Royalty Wave Brushes are no longer being made; however, if you have one, then this is one of the best ways to wash your brush.
The paint on Royalty wave brushes are very unique and hand painted, so you want to make sure that when you are washing your Royalty brushes that you take extreme care with the brush cleaner tool. Too much pressure and you may accidentally scrape the paint off of them.
CROWN QUALITY PRODUCTS CURVE WAVE BRUSH
Crown quality products curve wave brush is one of the staple wave brushes on the market. It has a curved design that allows it to hold more hair products and distribute products evenly through the hair, which means that more hair, residue, and products could get stuck within the bristles. The AG Wash Method works for these brushes as well.
In the picture above, you will notice that Crown Quality Products has received a face mask with their higher quality brushes. The material on the brush that is shown above actually makes them usable in the shower and easier to clean when performing this wash method.
360 JEEZY V1 CURVE BRUSH
People keep asking me about 360 Jeezy's brush. This guy has been hating on me for many years, but you can use the AG Brush Wash Method to clean his brush as well. The finish on his brush is not the smoothest so you may have to use a blowdryer immediately on it to avoid the water from getting into the bristle holes.
If you would like to know my opinions on if you should but it, I personally would not waste my money on it because the brushes above by Brush King or even Crown Quality Products are better quality and more affordable.