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Clarisonic Mia brush head smells

Started 1337632298.223 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1337795275.56 by KHJ

I clean it off each use, then put the cover that has several holes in it on the brush head. Then stand it upside down so the extra water drains off but it doesn't. The next night it really smells like when damp towels don't dry in the humid weather. YUCK. What are you ladies doing that I'm not?

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erikamarie­131337632412.1568 PostsRegistered 8/3/2006Southern California

I was having the same problem. Now I take the head off and let it dry on the counter. No cap.

jaxs mom1337632538.085133 PostsRegistered 4/18/2012

Are you taking it apart and washing both the handle and the head weekly? They also suggest that you run it with brush on a towel for a couple seconds after you use it each time so it gets most of the water off. I do both and haven't had a problem.

disneynut571337632663.3289 PostsRegistered 7/25/2008

I have a nutrasonic and have the same problem - I put it in the dishwasher when I remember.{#emotions_dlg.blush}

lindalou7891337638342.0216 PostsRegistered 1/6/2012

I take mine off the handle, rinse it off, blot with a towel and the leave it in my bedroom to dry so that it isn't in the humid bathroom. Also, the brushes need to be changed every 3 months...is your brush getting close to that time? If it is really new, maybe something is wrong and you need to return it to where you purchased it.

Elise1981337647776.10345 PostsRegistered 3/23/2012

I've never had a problem with the brushes smelling. Mine smells at the base of the machine where the little hole is that sits in the charger. I've tried everything even bleaching the base and charger. Does anyone have this problem and if so how do you get rid of the odor? TIA!

MarLo1337655453.743598 PostsRegistered 1/19/2012

I have a Nutra Sonic & never had a problem with smelling but, I wash it every time I use it.

After using take the brush off & rinse the machine & brush head. Shake off the excess water off both. To keep the brush head clean I wash it in Dawn dish washing liquid in hot water shake to dry.

Fifi11337655849.1374753 PostsRegistered 1/21/2005
I take mine apart after each use and allow to dry on counter overnite. No problems.

D Oro1337656179.3934072 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA

I leave the cap off and let it air dry on the stand.

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D Oro1337656283.764072 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA

I leave the cap off and let it air dry on the stand. I have not had a problem. You might want to use peroxide.

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
-- Coco Chanel

Life is too short to spend hoping that a perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.---Kevin Aucoin

SFGIANTSGI­RL1337657488.183279 PostsRegistered 12/5/2008Clayton, CA

I bet it is leaving the cap on that is causing the problem. I don't think there are enough holes to allow enough air in to fully dry the brush head. I would leave the cap off and air dry. Mine has always done well this way.

Deb

Anonymous1­9701337697216.323460 PostsRegistered 1/23/2011

All you have to do is shake all of the water out of it into the sink after you rinse it off. You can either put the cap back on or let it air dry. Either way it will be completely dry by the next time you use it. The bristle are very porous and hold water like a sponge. Just shake it out. Always works for me.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Lucky One13377026981228 PostsRegistered 7/15/2011
I've never had that problem, but I don't leave the cap on, and when I'm done using it I turn it on and press it against a dry towel for about 5 seconds. That takes the extra water out and it's almost completely dry.

Lowry831337708648.6333395 PostsRegistered 8/15/2008

I plan to follow this thread to see if there are more suggestions for how to clean sonic brush heads. I have a SkinnSonic (ShopNBC and Skinn website). I rinse the makeup, etc. off the ends of the bristles and let the brush head drain overnight. My brush heads never smell bad, but I was wondering how to more thoroughly clean them. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

LJV1337708979.9990 PostsRegistered 5/28/2010

I take the brush head off and clean also, but I noticed that a "residue" builds up on the ridges where the brush head fits in. I've tried cleaning with a swab but it doesn't take care of it entirely. I don't think you can submerge the handle in water...so does anyone have any suggestions on how to clean that part of the clarisonic?

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robomo1337710213.4679435 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Take the brush head off and let it dry. But first, wet it and put it in the microwave for a few minutes to kill those stinky germs.

And the handle can of course be submerged in water. I use a toothbrush to clean it in all the grooves, etc.

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Lucky One1337718905.7031228 PostsRegistered 7/15/2011
On 5/22/2012 Lowry83 said:

I plan to follow this thread to see if there are more suggestions for how to clean sonic brush heads. I have a SkinnSonic (ShopNBC and Skinn website). I rinse the makeup, etc. off the ends of the bristles and let the brush head drain overnight. My brush heads never smell bad, but I was wondering how to more thoroughly clean them. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

I take it apart every two weeks for a 'maintenance" cleaning and use a qtip in all the nooks and crannys. Another thing that I think helps is that I keep a small bottle of antibactirial soap (from BBW) in the shower to rinse it with after use. Then I run it on the towel for a few seconds. You could probably use a blow dryer on it for 10 or so seconds to help dry also.

Lucky One1337719262.311228 PostsRegistered 7/15/2011
On 5/22/2012 LJV said:

I take the brush head off and clean also, but I noticed that a "residue" builds up on the ridges where the brush head fits in. I've tried cleaning with a swab but it doesn't take care of it entirely. I don't think you can submerge the handle in water...so does anyone have any suggestions on how to clean that part of the clarisonic?

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I've had my Clarisonic for at least 6 years and I take it apart and submerge it in the sink with a H2O and peroxide solution every couple weeks. The soaking hasn't hurt a thing. 'Ive even turned it upside down and poured peroxide right on the grooves and holes and then cleaned it with a qtip. It's the original Clarisonic and I haven't been able to get a cute colored Mia cuz this darn thing is indestructable.{#emotions_dlg.scared}

KHJ1337795275.56381 PostsRegistered 11/14/2008

I notice mine smells too. Almost like dirty flower water (you know a vase of water with old flowers that gets that nasty smell). I think its the build up behind the brush head. When I take mine off to change it, it always has some blackish colored slime. I shake my real good as well when I finish, but it still has water in it. I was just thinking about it last night when I was using it. I think I might start taking the brush head off once a week and cleaning it with rubbing alcohol to see if that helps.

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