How To Clean Your Hair Styling Tools
Cleaning and maintaining your styling tools and accessories is just as important as changing the oil in your car. Have you got a dust clogged hairdryer or leftover product on your straightening iron? Here are some quick, easy ways to protect your investments!
Hair dryer vents allow air to pass through the motor, helping guard it against exhaustion and overheating. Dryer filters catch dust, hair and product that would otherwise settle in your bathroom or environment. Cleaning your hair dryer’s vent and filter on a weekly basis will protect the motor and help maintain consistent and clean airflow.
- Unplug your dryer.
- Twist the vent to open.
- Wash the mesh insert and filter cap under warm water and set aside to air-dry completely.
- Using a damp cloth or unused toothbrush, carefully remove all dust from the metal filter. Allow the component to air-dry completely.
Hair Straighteners And Curling Wands
A clean styling iron is crucial for achieving professional results. Regularly washing the barrel or plates to remove residue buildup from thermal sprays, silicone-based products and hairsprays will help keep the tool in tip-top condition.
- Unplug your iron.
- Clean the iron with water and a cloth. The use of harsh cleaners is highly discouraged as these products can leave residue that should not be combined with high temperatures.
- Repeat once a week.
Combs And Brushes
Get rid of loose strands that get tangled around comb teeth and bristles to keep your accessories sanitary and able to glide through your hair strands.
- Pull stray strands out.
- Wash brushes and soak combs in a cleansing or clarifying shampoo (try Paul Mitchell's Shampoo One® for its gentle yet effective formula).
- Air dry them or use a blow dryer to speed up the process.