While your hair iron has saved you from a million bad hair days, it should be noted that it’s also very important to give it a good cleaning regularly. Have you ever thought of that?
Your hair iron accumulates oil, dirt, bacteria, and gunk from your hair products over time. In fact, the product residue left on the plates of your hot tool can keep you from getting shiny straight locks. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your iron in good condition:
1. Let it cool.
After using your hair iron, set it on a heat-resistant surface to cool.
2. Wipe it down.
Once it has cooled down, use a damp cloth to clean your tool. You can also use an anti-bacterial wipe on the plates. Just remember to never submerge your hot tool in water—you know what will happen if you do so.
3. Consider using a solution.
Try mixing a bit of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide until it forms a paste. Rub the paste on your tool (you can also use a toothbrush!). You’ll be surprised how easily this will clean your hot tool.
4. Let it dry completely before using it again.
It’s better to clean your tools every after use, to stop prevent product build-up.
5. Never wrap the cord around it.
It may seem to be the most convenient way to store your hot tool, but wrapping the cord around your iron will eventually lead to your cord breaking.
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