As important as it is to get your mane fix through hair masks, deep conditioning treatments and detox routines, unless your styling tool is in top form, your hair is destined for breakage and damage, albeit in a slow and unnerving manner.

It goes unnoticed for months, and can be the cause of dandruff and bacteria build-up on the scalp, too. In order to mane-tain your hair and keep it in the best of health, make sure that your hair brush is clean and the bristles are soft, but not stunted. While the latter two are all about picking up a quality brush, the first involves a lot more after-sale servicing if you will, one that should be indulged in periodically.

Daily Fix: Get rid of the stray strands after you comb your hair, using your fingers or a nail file to clean out the indents between the bristles. Do not use another brush to clean out the first (as is commonly done), as this will stunt the bristles on both.

Weekly Fix: Hold the hairbrush under running water and use a nail brush or a toothbrush to clean the bristles, from bottom to top.

Monthly Fix: Fish out all the stray strands on the brush. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and add a few drops of shampoo to the mix. Then, do not soak, but intermittently dunk the hairbrush in the soapy water and use a toothbrush or nail brush to excavate the lint and dirt residue on the bristles; get into every nook and corner.

Finally, remember that a hairbrush is not just a styling tool. It improves blood circulation and untangles the knots in your hair, preventing breakage and damage.

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With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.