How To Clean Your Hair Tools
Honestly, do you remember the last time you cleaned your hair tools? This is something many of us forget to do but it is an important step is making sure your hair always looks good. To keep your hair in top shape you have to make sure your tools are clean. Below are tips that we follow when we clean our tools:
Hairbrushes and Combs
If you have ever thought about how much your hairbrush goes through, it’s a lot. From dust to hairspray, oils from your scalp, product residue, and germs. We don’t think you want to keep brushing these into freshly washed hair, that’s why it’s so important to do frequent cleanings.
The first step to cleaning your brush and comb is to remove all of the hair that is in the bristles. You can take any pair of scissors or just use your finger to slide under the hair and pull it out until it’s loose.You should be removing hair from your brush after every use. After the hair removed, the brush should be washed. Use warm water and cleansing shampoo to create a wash. Let your brush soak and use an old toothbrush to get rid of the buildup at the base of the brush. Rinse with cool water and let your brush or comb dry.
Curling Irons and Flat Irons
Don’t let the product build up on your curling irons and flat irons cause your hair to fry! To keep your hot tools is the best condition it’s important to clean the residue off after each use.
To clean your hot tools, first, start with making sure they are cooled and unplugged. Use a damp cloth and rub off the residue build up as much as possible. If water doesn’t do the trick, try using a little bit of rubbing alcohol or professional cleaner. Let your hot tools completely dry before using again.
Make sure to never submerge your hot tools in water. This is both damaging for the tools and dangerous.
Most of us don’t even want to know how much lint is built up in our blow dryer. Unless you have a brand new blow dryer, it’s most likely clogged by lint. The built-up dirt and link block airflow and prevents your dryer from working safely and to the best of its ability.
To remove lint, first, make sure your dryer is unplugged and remove the back cover from your blow dryer. The back cover will usually just twist off. If you can’t figure out how to remove it look through your owner’s manual or YouTube search your blow dryer. Next, use a Q-tip and your fingers to clean the filter of lint. After the lint is removed, rinse with warm water and let dry. While the filter is drying, use a damp cloth to clean the body and nozzle of your dryer. Apply the filter and enjoy your dryer!
Do you have any tips for cleaning your tools? Leave them in the comments below!