Cleaning Your Hair Tools
You probably use your hair tools every day, or almost every day. You go about your business doing your hair and making it look great. But do you think about actually cleaning those hair tools? It’s ok, we didn’t before either. It’s not something you hear about very often, let alone THINK about. Since we know it’s something that you don’t hear about very often, we wanted to go through some of the things you need to know about cleaning your hair tools so you can start creating a routine for cleaning your own and keeping them working as they should. We’re sharing how to clean the most common hair tools.
Have you ever even stopped to think that you NEED to clean your blow dryer? Highly unlikely, and that’s ok – we’re not here to judge. However, the back vent of your hair dryer is a gold mind for germs. So basically… you want to clean it out. Experts suggest cleaning the back vent of your blow dryer on a fairly regular basis to eliminate the germs. To do this either take a microfiber cloth or use the small nozzle of a vacuum to go over the back vent part. Most blow dryers have a place where the back vent pops out making it even easier.
Combs and Brushes
You’ve probably noticed that your brush can get built up with hair. It’s really important to get in the habit of removing that hair regularly, as it can cause you to get knots if you continue to use it with too much hair build up. Now while this might not happen with your combs, your combs can get a buildup on them that you’ll want to remove. With both hair tools, experts suggest cleansing them in water and shampoo to remove any buildup, but also keep your combs and brushes in a healthy state.
Curling Irons & Flat Irons
Another set of hair tools you probably didn’t realize needs cleaning, but the thing is both can get a lot of buildup on them from your hair and any products that you use. Now you’re going to want to make sure these tools are completely cooled before going about any sort of cleaning process. Some experts suggest using a microfiber cloth to remove any buildup, while others have said using simple soap and water, or rubbing alcohol can typically get rid of most the buildup on the tools. Try getting in the habit of cleaning them fairly regularly so you can avoid dealing with major build up.
It’s so important to clean your hair styling tools because when we don’t it can prevent them from really working the way they’re supposed to and can cause damage to our hair. If you haven’t been cleaning your hair tools, take some time to do a thorough cleaning and once you’ve done that make it part of your routine to do every so often. It won’t be as difficult to clean once you get in the habit.
Do you have any hair tool cleaning tips?