09-27-2012, 06:15 AM
  • jfmii
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  • Pittsburgh PA
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After you clean a shave brush, is it necessary to sanitze it in for example Barbicide or similar product?

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 09-27-2012, 06:57 AM
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I don't. I wouldn't want to expose the hair to something like Barbicide. I'd be interested to hear other opinions.

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 09-27-2012, 08:20 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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If you want to clean it , use white vinegar or scrubbing bubbles (the foam) , or even , Lime Away (green liquid).

To sanitize it , yes , use Barbicide, and after 30 seconds , rinse off with water

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 09-27-2012, 09:10 AM
  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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I use orange cleaner, very mild, mixed in water, wash it thouroughly and that's it.

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 09-27-2012, 09:19 AM
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Necessary? What type of contaminants are you afraid of?

The dangerous stuff won't survive exposure to air for longer than a couple of days.

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 09-27-2012, 10:24 AM
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Vinegar and water will work, I normally use Johnson's no more tears baby shampoo. Air drying for a week will ensure nothing is living on the brush. I cannot think of any dangerous contanimates or diseases which can live on a clean and DRY surface for a week. Not AIDS, nor Ebola, the flu, hepatitis, the brush just needs to be fully dried.

I'd never consider using Barbircide on a brush. I can't think of one good thing it would do to the hair / bristles.

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