How-To: Clean Your Hair Tools

15 Mar

One of my most viewed posts on my blog is one I did a couple years ago about cleaning your makeup brushes. I had no idea so many of you DIDN’T! Such a must ladies – those brushes are a breeding ground for germs and breakouts.

As it turns out, your makeup brushes aren’t the only beauty accessory in need of a little elbow grease. Our trusty cant-live-without hair tools also need some TLC once in awhile. All those hair products (think hairspray, mousse, even heat protectant) builds up and rubs off on the surface of our straighteners and curling irons. After awhile that build up can cake on, or even rub back off on your clean hair. Time to give them a wipe! Here’s how:

You will need: Rubbing alcohol, cotton pads, and a damp cloth

What to do: Make sure your hair tool is completely cool (and unplugged). Add some rubbing alcohol onto your cotton pads and gently rub them over the plates of the hair tool to clean. When you’re done, wipe down the entire hair tool with the cloth. If you find the hair product is (ew) really caked on, use a clean toothbrush to scrub it off.

When you should do it: You’re actually supposed to clean your hair tools once a week, but let’s be real…that’s just not going to happen. Aim for once a month and we will all sleep well.

Your hair will thank you!





3 Responses to “How-To: Clean Your Hair Tools”

  1. hannahmcmartin March 15, 2016 at 5:51 PM #

    This is really interesting, I can’t actually remember the last time I cleaned my straightners (if ever). Thanks for the tips, I’ll definitely be following these tips! x

  2. mylifeasishan March 15, 2016 at 6:22 PM #

    Loved this post

  3. Molly March 15, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Great post! Definitely am going to have to give mine a clean now!

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