Ok ladies this one’s for you. Keeping up with cleaning your hair tools and accessories is an essential practice you need to start right away. If you want your tools to perform as well as possible you need to take proper care of them. And let’s be honest, when’s the last time any of us cleaned our tools?
Brushes and Combs
Brushes and combs are the perfect collector for dust, hair spray, oils, product residue, germs and of course hair. If your hair is feeling less than fresh after washing it and brushing it out there’s a good chance all that residue is making its way right back into your hair.
Clean these tools in 3 simple steps:
1. Take a long thin tool (the end of a tail comb works great) to remove excess hair from the brush or use your hand if possible.
2. Fill a sink with warm water and some shampoo. Let it soak or take an old toothbrush to get rid of the buildup at the base of the brush or comb.
3. Allow brushes and combs to air dry for best results.
Curling and Flat Irons
Sticky product buildup on your curling and flat irons can burn your hair and cause split ends. To keep your hot tools in great condition, removing excess buildup is essential.
Clean these tools in 2 simple steps:
1. Use a moist cloth with water to remove as much of the residue as possible. For whatever residue remains, a little rubbing alcohol will do the trick.
2. Leave the tool to dry entirely before using.
Have you ever checked the vent on your hair dryer out? There is a good chance it is clogged with both lint and dirt. This buildup can cause a decrease in the performance of the tool as well as can compromise the safety of its use.
Clean your blow dryer in 3 simple steps:
1. If it has a removable filter, remove the back cover. If you’re unsure your owner’s manual will let you know.
2. Take out the filter and clean it out with Q-tips, a toothbrush or whatever small tools are needed to get in the crevices. Rinse with warm water and let it dry completely.
3. Wipe down the nozzle and body of the damp cloth to clean any build up of hair products.
Headbands, hair ties, and hair clips are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning your hair supplies. These items likely have product build up, sweat and other outside pollutants on them leaving your hair feeling dirty.
Clean these items in 2 simple steps:
1. Soak in a sink with warm water and a few drops of shampoo. Gently rub the soap in to remove any sticky product.
2. Lay them to dry fully on a towel.
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