Until recently I have only used coconut oil as my ‘secret ingredient’ in chocolate chip cookies to make them taste ahhh-mazing!
With all the hype of using coconut oil for beauty products I have recently modified how I clean my brushes to use it. I used to only use gentle soap when doing my weekly deep clean, but now love using coconut oil.
Using coconut oil has given me many improvements when cleaning my brushes. One of the best benefits is that it gets ALL of the product out of my brushes. Before, even after a thorough cleaning there would still be color residue on my brushes, but after using coconut oil I no longer experience this.
Note: During the week I spot clean my brushes with MAC Brush Cleaner. This is great for a quick clean that keeps my brushes from having too much buildup.
Why Use Coconut Oil:
Promotes Firming of the Skin
Take one spoonful of coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds.
Dip brush in the coconut oil.
Swirl the brush on a paper towel or washcloth to get majority of the product off of brush. If I am in my bathroom I will also swirl the brush in my hand until color is gone from the brush.
Rinse brush under warm water.
Let your brushes dry. This can be done by laying them down on a towel.
Remember, if you put the brush back in your brush holder when they are wet it damages the brush. The water from the brush travels downward on the handle, getting under the metal rim, that connects the bristles to the handle, which ruins the glue and causes the brush to fall apart.
I use the Sigma Dry’n Shape to dry my brushes. This product dries my brushes faster than anything I have ever tried! It also works to keep my brushes from being out of shape. If you would like more information on this look on the Sigma website.
Have you used coconut oil to wash your brushes?