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1. WO2020201585 - FLUID EFFICIENT MULTIUSE MULTIPART HAIR TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

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Claims

1 . A hairbrush adapted to apply a treatment product to hair comprising:

a bristled housing;

a squeezable cap mountable on the bristled housing at a mounting, and a treatment product carrier and activation system between the bristled housing and the squeezable cap actuatable in response to squeezing the squeezable cap to discharge activated treatment product from the hairbrush.

2. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 1 wherein the treatment product carrier and activation system comprises a two-part treatment product carrier and activation system.

3. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 2 wherein the first part of the two-part treatment product carrier and activation system comprises a treatment product carrier and the second part of the two-part treatment product carrier and activation system comprises a liquid carrier.

4. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 3 wherein the treatment product carrier comprises concentrated treatment product.

5. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 4 wherein the treatment product carrier comprises dried treatment product.

6. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 5 wherein the treatment product carrier comprises a sponge.

7. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 6 wherein the liquid carrier comprises a sponge.

8. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 6 or Claim 7 wherein the sponges comprise natural sponges.

9. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 8 wherein the treatment product carrier and activation system comprises a treatment product carrier chamber in the bristled housing.

10. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 9 wherein the chamber comprises a treatment product carrier retainer to retain the treatment product carrier in the chamber.

11. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 10 wherein the treatment product carrier retainer comprises a first retaining ridge.

12. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 11 wherein the treatment product carrier and activation system comprises a liquid carrier cavity in the squeezable cap.

13. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 12 wherein the cavity comprises a liquid carrier retainer to retain the liquid carrier in the cavity.

14. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 13 wherein the liquid carrier retainer comprises a second retaining ridge.

15. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 14 wherein the bristled housing comprises discharge holes.

16. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 15 wherein the bristled housing comprises bristles of varying sizes or thicknesses.

17. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 16 wherein the bristled housing is hingedly connected to the squeezable cap at a hinge so that the bristled housing and the squeezable cap are hingedly movable between an open position and a closed position.

18. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 17 wherein the squeezable cap and the bristled housing are hingedly movable to a desired intermediate partially closed position between the open and closed positions.

19. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 17 or Claim 18 wherein the hinge comprises a living hinge.

20. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 19 wherein the living hinge is formed on a hinge mounting.

21. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 20 wherein the hinge mounting comprises a web defining a bristled housing frame for receiving the bristled housing and a squeezable cap frame for receiving the squeezable cap.

22. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 21 wherein the cap mounting comprises a snap-fit mounting.

23. A hairbrush as claimed in Claim 22 wherein the snap-fit mounting comprises a snap-fit ring on the bristled housing and a complementary groove in the squeezable cap.

24. A hairbrush as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 23 wherein the hairbrush is adapted to apply a lice treatment product to hair wherein the lice treatment product is a conditioner or a pesticide.

25. A method of treating hair with a treatment product comprising

employing a hairbrush having a bristled housing; a squeezable cap mountable on the bristled housing at a mounting, and a treatment product carrier and an activation system between the bristled housing and the squeezable cap,

applying a liquid to the treatment product carrier and activation system, and actuating the treatment product carrier and activation system by squeezing the squeezable cap to discharge activated treatment product from the hairbrush through discharge holes in the bristled housing.