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How to Clean Your Flat Iron

How to Clean Your Flat Iron

How to Clean Your Flat Iron

Flat irons will inevitably accumulate residue, given the heat protective agents and styling products used to protect your hair against the high temperatures of hair straighteners. Fortunately, it is simple to clean your hair straightener with proper guidance. This article guides you on how to clean your flat iron effectively. 


Why You Should Clean Your Flat Iron

Lack of sanitation with straighteners and flat irons causes more damage than imagined. In addition, neglecting to clean your straightener and flat irons can cause dragging, damaging your hair, and shortening your straightener's life.


Inadequate hair straighteners not only produce poor results but also cause hair damage. For example, a straightener that drags and tugs on hair causes breakage, frizz, and stray hairs.


What You'll Need

You need the following items while cleaning your flat iron:

  • Cotton balls

  •  Rubbing alcohol

  • A warm damp cloth


How to Clean Your Flat Iron

  • Plug your iron in and activate it. 

Plug up your flat iron, set it to its lowest heat setting, and allow it to warm up for a few minutes. The heat will help release any buildup or filth on the iron, making it easy to clean.


  • Unplug and turn off your iron. 

Allow your flat iron to cool for approximately 5 minutes on a heat-resistant mat or hand towel after turning it off and unplugging it. Notably, do not place your flat iron on the edge of the sink or at the counter directly, as it could scorch these surfaces.


  • Use a moist cloth or paper towel to clean the flat iron. 

Hold an inch above the flat iron while it is still cooling to evaluate if it has cooled enough to touch safely. Warm a washcloth or paper towel with water once the surface feels somewhat warm to the touch. Complete the iron's basic cleaning by wiping each surface with alcohol. 


  • Deep Clean With Water and Rubbing Alcohol

For thorough cleaning, soak cotton balls in water and rub them gently on the plate. Follow the rounds soaked in water with rounds soaked in rubbing alcohol. If there are difficult-to-reach areas, try a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.


Again, avoid excessive scrubbing to prevent harming the titanium plates. This thorough cleaning is optional each time you clean your flat iron. You only need to perform this step when there is a great deal of debris and buildup.


  • Allow Iron to Air-Dry

The final step is to allow the flat iron to air-dry before using it again.


  • Get a Professional Cleaning Solution If You Have Never Cleaned a Flat Iron Before. 

You can find numerous cleaning products designed exclusively for hairstyling instruments in beauty supply stores. If you have been using your flat iron for a long and it needs cleaning, get a professional to clean it thoroughly. Doing so avoids possible damage. 


How Often To Clean Your Flat Iron

The greater the accumulation on the flat iron, the less evenly the plates will heat and the more difficult it will be to style your hair. Therefore, if you use your flat iron daily, it is recommended to clean it at least once per week with a soft cloth. No soaps, sprays, or other cleaning products are required when routinely cleaning a flat iron. 


Professional Hair Masks and Treatments in Plano and Dallas 

Your blowouts will turn out well if you practice the above flat iron cleaning steps. Johnny Rodriguez The Salon ® offers masks and treatments with nutritional components in Plano and Dallas. The most effective treatment masks for healthy hair are only a few clicks away. Contact us for more information regarding masks and treatments or cleaning your flat iron.



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