5 Tricks to Clean Hair Tools

27 Jan

A Woman Holding Hair ToolsKeeping your hair tools clean is the key to great hair, so we find 5 great tricks on how to clean your hair tools! There are lots of different ways  but we find these to be the easiest. The good news is that they’re also just as effective as some of the more involved methods of cleaning out hair tools.

Get ready to get your clean on and say bye to bad hair days! 

1. Water 

A quick way to clean your hair tools, including flat irons and curling irons, is to use some water. Grab a microfiber cloth and dab a little bit of water to clean off the outer area of the tool, including the inside of the barrel of your curling iron and the plates on your flat iron. The microfiber cloth is soft and can be used on delicate surfaces so it won’t scratch up your hair tools and ruin them.

2. Backing Soda 

While you’re cleaning your hair tools, you might notice that there are some extra stubborn areas with lots of dirt, hair oil or hair products; water just might not be enough. In those instances, grab some baking soda and water and rub it on your curling or flat iron with or a soft toothbrush to really get in between the crevices. Rinse off the paste, dry and leave it happy and clean!

3. Hair Dryer 

While we’re learning how to clean hair tools, let’s not forget our hair dryer! Hair dryers can be very costly to replace, so it’s important to keep the back vent clean and clear of any debris so it continues running smoothly. Check out the back vent of your hair dryer, you’re probably going to see a gathering of dust bunnies. Grab some tweezers and simply tweeze the dust out. If there isn’t enough dust to pick up with tweezers, use your vacuum to suck out all the dust!

 4. Wash 

Another way to clean hair tools and give them a good cleansing is to wash them. This only applies to hair brushes and some hair diffusers though, don’t try it with any heat tools. First, get any excess strands of hair out of the brush, then fill up a sink with warm water and a few drops of shampoo. Wash your brush with your hands or swirl it around in the sudsy water for a couple of minutes. Then, take a comb and comb the brush to get out any leftover dirt or hair. After you give it a final rinse, let the excess water drip off, then dry off the handle and back of brush. Finally, hang your brush with the bristles facing down over the sink.

5. The Replacement 

The focus of this post is on how to clean hair tools but you should also periodically inspect them to make sure they’re still in good shape. If you use a brush, comb or basically any styling tool that has broken parts or bristles that are splitting or coming apart, it’s time to for a new one. Using a hair tool that’s super old or has broken parts can split your hair or cause it to break!

This quickie guide on how to clean hair tools can help you keep your favorite styling tools around much longer. We are all busy and it’s easy to forget to clean our styling tools, but using clean tools really makes a difference in how our hair looks and feels.

One Response to “5 Tricks to Clean Hair Tools”

  1. sweetednawilson January 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on Beauty Care for Women and commented:
    Keeping your hair tools clean is the key to great hair, so we find 5 great tricks on how to clean your hair tools! There are lots of different ways but we find these to be the easiest.

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