Nail Brush Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

November 16, 2023

As we continue with part 2 of our journey into the world of nail brush maintenance, let’s go into the essential do’s, don’ts, and troubleshooting tips to keep your artist’s tools in prime condition.


  1. Use gentle motions: treat your brushes with the same are and precision you apply to your nail art. Gently cleanser your brushes, avoiding harsh and rough handling to preserve their longevity.
  2. Dry brushes flat: After your routine cleaning, allow your brushes to air-dr y on a flat surface. This simple practice preserves their original shape and prevents excess moisture that could compromise the bristles glue.


  1. Avoid harsh chemicals: Just as you carefully select what goes on your nails, be equally discerning with cleaning products. Harsh chemicals can damage your brush’s bristles, so use gentle soaps or cleansers such as our 3in1 Brush Cleaner  or Design Brush Cleaner
  2. Don’t pull on the bristles: Resist the urge to pull or tug at a stray brush bristle. This can lead to unwanted shedding and alter the shape of your brushes, affecting their performance. If necessary, look into trimming any crooked or stray bristles carefully.

Troubleshooting common issues:

  1. Dealing with stubborn polish residues; if you have lingering residue from polish, enlist the help of a soft toothbrush or a clean makeup brush. Gently scrub the bristles to ensure a thorough cleansing without compromising the shape of the brush.
  2. Invest in brush conditioners or restorers: Consider incorporating brush conditioners or restorers in your maintenance routine. These products can help keep bristles soft and pliable for optimal performance.

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