This $14 cleaning brush is the ‘brilliant’ hair tool you didn’t know you needed

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When it comes to haircare essentials, a brush cleaner probably isn’t something that immediately comes to mind. But without something to clean your brushes, you may end up doing more harm to your hair than good.

The thing is our hairbrushes can get pretty dirty. While you probably switch up your hair products, it’s likely you stick to the same few brushes to style and comb your hair — I know I do. According to Healthline, brushes often collect a lot of oil, dirt, dead skin cells and product residue as it rakes through your hair day by day. Without regularly cleaning your hair brush, these things can accumulate over time and be transferred back into your hair.

That’s why the Olivia Garden Brush Cleaner is a handy tool to have around for those who love to style their hair.

Shop: Olivia Garden Brush Cleaner, $13.95

Credit: Ulta Beauty

According to the product description, it’s made to clean any type of brush you might have. It has a large rake at the top and a small rake at the bottom to accommodate different-sized brushes.

And reviewers have given the product high marks. In fact, it has a near-perfect rating at Ulta, with buyers seriously loving its functionality. One reviewer pointed out that although the brush cleaner was a “strange” product to have, it did make a difference.

“I had seen a similar product in the other big makeup store, but I did not think Ulta would have it. Surprise!” they explained. “Thank you because it is a lifesaver between brush disinfecting.”

Although a regular comb may suffice, one buyer pointed out how the Olivia Garden Brush Cleaner “removes hair easily” and “doesn’t rip out bristles.”

Another reviewer raved that it was the “perfect hair brush cleaning tool.”

They added, “It works so well to easily remove the hand AND doesn’t damage my brushes! Brilliant tool!!!”

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