Your makeup brushes can get very dirty very quickly and need to be cleaned regularly. Not only are the exposed to the makeup that you use and other beauty products but dead skin cells that they come into contact with. Bacteria and other microorganisms that live on the skin and in the air can make these brushes their ideal habitat. However, keeping your brushes clean and hygienic without damaging them in any way, can be a bit problematic. Keep in mind that it is not only the hygiene factor that is important but your brushes will not apply makeup effectively if they are unclean. One of the best means is to wash makeup brushes with babyshampoo. But why is baby shampoo so perfect and how do you wash your makeup brushes with this cleaner? Why Wash Makeup Brushes With Babyshampoo? First and foremost, the no tears formula of a baby shampoo is gentle on your brushes meaning that it is less likely to cause any damage to the delicate bristles. Don't be concerned if the baby shampoo does not foam. The no-tears formulation often means a non-foaming cleanser. Quality makeup brushes are commonly made from animal hair such as Sable, goat or even squirrel with sable being the ideal. Shampoo is therefore the perfect choice to wash and clean the bristles. Baby shampoo is designed to break down oil and grease that can build up on the brushes, trapping dirt and makeup, and is far less harsh than other types of detergents like dish washing liquid. And unlike these detergents, it is far less likely to dry your brushes out, causing them to become brittle. If your brushes do seem dried out after washing, you can even apply a little baby conditioner to moisturize the bristles. However, it is not recommended to use a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner combination as this can result in a sticky residue that will attract more dirt and grime. How To Wash Makeup Brushes With Baby Shampoo There are 7 simple steps to washing your makeup brushes effectively with baby shampoo. Step 1 - Wet the brushes in warm, running water. Step 2 - Place a small amount of shampoo in the palm of your hand. Step 3 - Very gently rub the brushes in the detergent in a swirling motion being careful not let the bristles become entangled and matted. Step 4 - Rinse the brushes under warm, running water. Make sure to get all the soap out to prevent a residue from remaining behind. Repeat step 3 and 4 if necessary. Step 5 - Squeeze out any excess water between your thumb and forefinger, pressing gently from the base of the bristles to the tips. Step 6 - Dab the brushes with a paper towel to dry and shape them. Step 7 - Lay your brushes flat to dry in order for them to maintain their shape. Tip: Always keep the bristles facing down while cleaning your brushes. You should wash your makeup brushes with baby shampoo at least once a week or more often if required.