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HAIR GEL REALLY WORKS!!!

Post by nikkili26 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:55 pm

OMG! So, when I first started, I made the common mistake of neglecting my brushes in water once or twice....and the result is a bent brush tip!

Well, I finally got around to trying to straighten them out with the hair gel-everyone keeps saying how they "heard it works" but never tried it themselves.

I tried it out, and it took a few minutes, but my brushes are straighter and pointier than ever!

I gave it a try on my other brushes that AREN'T bent, and they are even better too!


I'm thinking about making this a regular part of my brush cleaning routine, but just had to share the news if anybody is hesitating-IT WORKS!!!Very Happy 
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Post by Lacey's Faces on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:37 am

Hmm, i have never heard of the hair gel tip.

Do you just jell them up after washing and leave it on or rinse it out?

Thanks :-)
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Post by nikkili26 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:16 am

I'd already washed and dried them out- I was actually about to throw them away-they've been sitting in my case for so long, totally useless.


I put the gel on while they were dry and shaped it with my fingers til it got really sticky and damp- but then magically it started to hold it's shape and stopped bending.

I let it harden for the night, rinsed it and recleaned with pink soap, and voila-brand new brush!
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Post by MeeMee on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:12 am

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Lacey's Faces on Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:09 am

Ohhhhh! Good to know, Thanks!
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Post by Miss Yoko on Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:28 am

I'll try it on some of my older brushes that I am not sure what to do with... Thanks for sharing !
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Post by AmandaD on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks! I wonder if it would help shape some of my "cheaper" brushes. I'll have to try.
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Post by Misha on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:41 pm

Instead of using gel every time you clean your brushes just put a bit of clean soap in them afterward and form the brush. The soap will dry hard enough to keep the brush in shape and will wash out in quickly.
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Post by nikkili26 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:03 pm

oh, that's good misha!

I dunno if I'll have to do it every time I clean-so far the new shapes are holding up!cheers queen 
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Post by rubyzcreationz on Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:38 pm

Good to know... Thank you! My filbert brush is pretty bad. I'll have to go home and try it!
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Post by Sneezle on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:22 am

Great idea, thanks for sharing Wink
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Post by JJJJJ on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:04 pm

I have successfully used the boiling water method. I know it's said that this softens the glue inside the ferrule, etc., but I've found that a quick dip and swish in a pot of boiling water, followed by shaping the brush tip to a point and then laying it flat to dry, works very well. The brushes are not "like new" but they're definitely in much better shape for use. I've "saved" about 75% of my icky brushes like this.

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Post by nikkili26 on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:14 pm

sounds great-how long do you submerge? 2 minutes?
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Post by JJJJJ on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:17 pm

not that long - about 10 seconds to swish in the pot, then i rinse in regular tap water, then i dip in for a fes seconds more and then re-shape. try it on one that you don't care about and see how you like ti.

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