How to Clean Your Hair Styling Tools

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Should you clean your hair styling tools? Most definitely! By hair tools, I’m referring to hair brushes/combs, hair dryers, flat irons and curling irons. There are so many advantages to keeping your hair styling tools clean.

For starters, build up of hair product or substances on your hot tools causes them to heat unevenly, which ultimately leads to hair damage. Dirty or greasy hair brushes lead to breakouts. You wash your hair to keep it from getting dirty, so it only makes sense to keep the styling tools that you put through your hair clean, as well. Hair styling tools collect dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Aside from transferring dirt and grease to your hair and scalp, passing that along can also clog pores and hair follicles. Here is the best way to clean…

Flat Irons and Curling Irons
Wipe with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball. For any hard-to-reach-places, you can use Q-tips. Use a clean towel to wipe dry.

Hair Dryers
Remove the air vent on the back of the hair dryer and clean out the lint with an old toothbrush. Then, rinse with hot water.

Hair Brushes and Combs
Pull out hairs from the hair brush/comb. Then, wash it with shampoo and rinse with conditioner. For combs, use hot water to rinse. Gently towel-dry a bit and then let it completely dry, standing teeth-down on a towel.

Questions? Suggestions? Comments welcomed!

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