When was the last time you cleaned your hair tools? The brush you use at least 3-4 times a day and the hairdryer you can’t live without collect dirt and bacteria just like your beauty tools. Using these styling tools day in and day out without cleaning them will not give you the hair of your dreams.
However, cleaning hair tools is not as simple as cleaning makeup sponges and brushes and you probably don’t know where to start. Below are simple ways to clean your hair tools so they can be dirt free.
Hairbrush and comb
Hairbrushes and combs collect dirt, dust, scalp oils, product residue, and transfer it back to your hair when you use them again. Since these are used on a daily basis, it is recommended to clean your combs and brushes at least once a week. The beautiful thing is that hair brushes and comb are fairly easy to clean and don’t require a lot of effort.
Simply remove any strands of hair that might be stuck on it before putting it in a bowl of warm water and shampoo. Let it soak in there for 10 minutes before washing and leaving it to air dry
If you wash your hair regularly, then chances are you often use your hairdryer too. Did you ever take a look at the vent from where the blow dryer throws air?. Chances are, you will see dust particles and dirt blocking the vent and the filter. This hampers the efficiency of your styling tool and prevents consistent airflow.
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To clean the blow dryer, remove the vent cover and filter cap and clean it using an old toothbrush. Make sure the tool is not plugged in. Wipe the rest of the body and nozzle using a damp cloth and allow it to air dry.
Curling iron and straighteners
Your curling irons and hair straighteners also collect dirt and product build-up from hair sprays. This residue sitting on the hair styling tools prevents a smooth finish. If you feel like your styling tools are not delivering the same results as before, its time to give it a clean-up.
Start by heating up the tool then unplug and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Take a damp washcloth and wipe the plates or wand. Since the plates are warm, the residue should come off without any rubbing or scraping.
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