“I was wondering what one needs to do for brush care. I have seen stands where the brush hangs with the hair down. I have seen brushes sitting on the counter with the hair up. What is best? Do you need to dry the brush as much as possible after each use or can you just rinse and leave it?”
Yes, I am planning brush (and razor) care video. For a brush, basically just rinse well with warm water, give it a gentle squeeze (bristles downward), a quick shake, then rub the bristles gently on a dry towel. You may have to “fluff” it a bit so the hair doesn’t stick together. How you place the brush depends on the brand: some prefer bristles up, others down. If the manufacturer does not say, you can set it either way. Just be sure NOT to store it in a closed, air-tight cabinet–it should have some air circulation to dry.