TikToker shows simple hack to remove buildup and gunk from a hairbrush

Emerald Pellot
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Clean That Up! might be the most useful TikTok channel on the web.

The self-professed “CEO of Clean” goes only by the username cleanthatup on the social platform, but their account is full of practical tips for cleaning just about anything. In fact, the mystery man is actually the third-generation owner of his family’s carpet cleaning business. He credits his grandparents with instilling a passion for hygiene in him.

Whether it’s removing carpet stains, getting out the gunk from your AirPods or sanitizing sponges, cleanthatup can do it all.

This July the page’s simple hack for removing hairbrush buildup went viral with over 5 million views.

“Let it soak in warm water and shampoo for an hour,” he explains in the video. “Then take a toothpick and easily pull all the hair out. Once the hair is all gone, rinse under water and let it dry.”

He demonstrated the process by doing exactly that. The cleaning guru took a used pink brush and placed it in a glass dish with the solution. When cleanthatup removed the hair tool he was able to easily lift the trapped hair with a blue toothpick within seconds.

“I wish I knew this when I was younger. I would use a toothpick and remove the lint individually it took hours,” one TikTok user said.

“We gotta do this multiple times a day at the salon I work at every time we do a client,” one person added.

“That’s really so easy (and yucky)! Thanks for the video,” another said.

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