Let’s face it, using hot tools means dealing with their cords. If most of us are honest we let the cords get twisted around other cords, and end up in a bit of a mess most of the time. The truth is, if you want to elongate the lifespan of your hot tools and their cords you’re going to need to get serious about how you coil them. Many experts have said that properly coiling and storing the cords to electronic devices like hot tools can really make a difference in how they work and how long they last you. We know you invest quite a bit in your hot tools, so we want to make sure you’re keeping them in tip top shape. We’re sharing tips on how to properly coil hot tools cords.
One of the best techniques to properly coiling a hot tool cord is by using a method where you start with the outlet in your hand and begin to essentially fold the cord to create a figure 8 shape. Continue to do this until you’ve created the figure 8 shape with the cord throughout the entire cord and have all of the cord wrapped up into this figure 8 shape (or basically when you run out of cord). For the best care of your hot tool cord, keep the cord in place by using a twist tie or small piece of Velcro to tie the cord in place. This method is referred to as the ‘hanking’ method, and found to be the best option when it comes to coiling cords that are smaller and thinner. You’re really able to get a good handle on the cord using this process and keep the cord in place in a streamlined way.
When it comes to properly coiling hot tool cords, it’s important that you’re making sure to store them in the coiled manner when you’re not using the tools themselves. As we let them get twisted and tied up, we put a lot of stress on the cords and this is where we can start to negatively impact the lifespan of the hot tools and their cords. Coiling the cords after you use them is going to ensure that you’re taking proper care of your hot tools and won’t be faced with any issues with the cords down the line.
If you haven’t been storing and coiling your hot tool cords this way, it’s ok! You can start now. Just make sure that you have the necessary items, either using twist ties or Velcro to hold the cords in place. While you’re going through coiling your hot tools, it makes it easier to just go through and re-coil all of your tools at once to start everything on the right track moving forward from here. The good news is this is NOT a long process and something you can do very quickly once you have the Velcro/twist ties.
Do you properly coil your hot tool cords? If not, will you be starting?