How To Clean Your Hair Tools and Accessories

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When you style your locks with hair tools and accessories, it almost feels like they’re doing magic, doesn’t it? However (and unfortunately), they won’t magically clean up by themselves. To adequately style and maintain your hair, it’s important to clean all the tools and accessories that you use on a regular basis. These following tips will show how to do it.

Combs and Hair Brushes

As you use your combs and brushes, they accumulate product buildup, hair, dust, and dirt. That’s why it is recommended to clean your hair brushes every time you wash your hair to prevent it from getting dirty faster. To clean your combs, spread a bit of shampoo on them and rinse with water. Meanwhile, to clean your brushes, take a rat tail comb and slide it under the hair that is stuck to remove it. If there’s hair that is harder to remove, take a pair of scissors and cut it out. Then, in your sink or in the shower (if you’re already showering), take two of the brushes, pour some shampoo on them, and scrub them against each other. You can let them air dry or use the hair dryer to dry them faster.

Hair Dryer

Although you might not notice at first, hair dryers can catch dirt, hair, and lint that might end up on your tresses and even damage your tool. To clean it, first make sure the hair dryer is unplugged. Then, remove the back cover, take out the filter and remove the dirt with an old toothbrush, a cotton swab, a toothpick, or any other object that can do the job. If you can’t remove the back cover or the filter, try cleaning it through the grill’s openings. When you’re finished, rinse the filter with warm water and let it air dry.

Flat and Curl Irons

Just like hair dryers, hair irons can get product buildup and dust. Before you clean the hot tool, make sure it’s unplugged. Then, moisten a cloth with rubbing alcohol, water, or a professional hot tool cleaner. With the cloth, rub the plates or the barrel repeatedly to remove all the dirt and buildup. Do the same to the iron’s surface, especially in the areas that you touch the most. Use cotton swabs dipped in alcohol for hard-to-reach areas. Remember to dry the hot tool before using it.

Hair Accessories

While doing everyday activities, your hair accumulates sweat, products, and dirt, all of which end up in hair accessories as well. If you wear your accessories without cleaning them, your locks will get even dirtier. To clean hair clips, headbands, and hair ties, fill a medium-sized bowl with water and one or two drops of shampoo. Soak the accessories in the mixture for some minutes. Then, gently scrub each accessory, rinse, and air dry.

With all these easy tips and solutions that will help keep your tresses immaculate, are you feeling more inspired to clean your hair tools and accessories?


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