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Simple Effective Ways to Clean Your Hot Tools

Pictured: Jose Eber Petite Straightening Iron

Leaving that gunk on your hot tools is a no-no. Let's be honest, when was the last time you actually cleaned your hair tools? Your precious most prized hair tool could be a breeding ground for bacteria. And many of us are guilty of never even thinking about cleaning it. 

Below we've listed the most efficient and safe way to clean your tools with supplies you can find in your own house.

*For safety precautions, never clean your hair tools while it is hot to the touch. We also strongly do not recommend you immersing your tools in water. Getting water into the electrical parts of your iron is dangerous.

Cleaning Your Straightener and Curling Iron

For ceramic plates, we recommend cleaning it while it is warm (not hot) while the buildup is still soft.

You will need:

  • Damp cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton ball

Use a cotton ball to apply the alcohol on the plates. Once applied, grab your damp cloth and use it to wipe away the residue.

Alternative cleaners:

Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda- If you don't have rubbing alcohol, and have these ingredients. Mix part hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, enough to make a thick paste. Rub the mixture all over the plate, let it sit for 5 minutes and use a damp cloth to wipe off.

Baby Wipes - These are perfect for soft cleaning that don't have as much residue.

Cleaning Your Blow Dryer

To clean your blow dryer, you should be able to unscrew the back part of the dryer to clean the vent.See instructions manual if you are having trouble.

Once the vent is off the dryer, use a dry tooth brush, q-tip, toothpick, or tweezers to pick through all lint, dust, and hair that has accumulated.

Now that you've learned that cleaning your tools is as easy as 1-2-3, we hope you actually do it!  Cleaner tools will aid in optimum performance and bring out the best of what your hair tool has to offer. Not to mention, make them last longer.

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