05-23-2013, 10:52 AM
I usually clean first with liquid dish detergent (if the bristles are stiff I fill the sink with hot water and a touch of detergent to loosen up the old residue) followed by a soak in apple cider vinegar (10 parts water 1 part vinegar) for thirty minutes. After that give it a test lather. If the bristles start falling out or breaking you can attempt to use it, but eventually it will need a new knot or retired for display purposes if that's your thing. I have tried to save fragile bristles using everything from hair conditioner to glycerine spiked vinegar, but the attempts were futile and I saw no improvement.
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