Before Kiko opened a shop in my little town, I couldn’t find a brush cleanser anywhere. I had never seen one in shops and, when I asked for it, the SA would look at me like I had just sprouted another head and curtly say: “They don’t exist. Use soap and water.” And I did, only that it took ages for my brushes to dry, and so, I didn’t wash them as often as I should have. 😳
Until I discovered youtube videos and the lovely Enkore, who, in 2007, posted on his channel a simple recipe to make your own brush cleanser. It’s easy and inexpensive, saving you quite a bit of money too, which is always a plus, isn’t it?
What you need:
2 cups of distilled water (I sometimes use filtered)
1/2 cup of Isopropyl Alcohol
1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
1 tablespoon of baby shampoo (you can use your own shampoo, as long as it is clear)
2 tablespoon of leave-in conditioning spray
Mix it all together in a cup (preferably, one with a spout, so that you can easily pour it into a bottle afterwards). That’s it.
Now you don’t have any excuses not to clean your brushes!
Have you ever made a DIY brush cleanser? If so, what recipe did you use?