There are many different ways of doing this! I watched a MakeupGeek video forever ago, and I’ve been washing my brushes her way every since because it works for me! Click below to see how to clean your makeup brushes, with pictures!
The point is to have clean brushes that aren’t going to be stiff as hell and unworkable. You can clean any way you see fit, dear. As I said in literally the first sentence of this post, there are many different ways to clean. If this doesn’t work for you, then move along :)