Here are the brushes I used this week. I actually washed and conditioned my natural hair brushes! I hadn’t conditioned them in ages. I used my Daiso Cleanser For Puff and Sponge on my synthetic Sigma Kabuki and concealer brushes (it’s too harsh for natural hair brushes). I used a gentle, SLS-free shampoo and a silicone free conditioner on the natural hair brushes (rinse extremely well if you do this). All good! They are sticking over the ledge of the shelf over an air conditioning vent. 🙂 We are ready for next week!
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How to reshape a makeup brush
So, yesterday, against my better judgement, I used a cleanser on my MAC 210 Precise Liner Brush that was probably too harsh. I wanted to get out dried gel liner, so I used a cleanser I usually only use on synthetic brushes for really tough to get out emollient products (this is a natural hair brush). Anyway, when I woke up today after letting it dry overnight, it was splayed all over the place and I was mad as hell, since this brush is new and I probably should have known better. Anyway, I have used a method in the past for reshaping brushes with boiling water, so I thought I would give it a shot before giving up on a new brush.
I took an old beat up coffee cup (nice spoon marks there) and boiled water in the microwave. I dipped the brush tip in for a few seconds…
Lifted the brush out, let it cool a couple seconds so as not to burn the crap out of myself, and re-shaped the brush tip with my fingertips. DONE.
It’s really that easy! I’ve done this with the MAC 242 synthetic eyeshadow brush before too, I just made sure not to leave it in long enough to melt the bristles. It works pretty well, if your brush is in a salvageable state. Of course, sometimes you have to know when to let one go, LOL!
FYI, you can do this with artist’s paint brushes, too!
Hope this helps someone!