If you thought your flatiron would do not need to be cleansed, you are quite wrong and this is why!
While you sure know the basics of using a straightener –using a heat protectant, never use a higher heat than 400°F–, you’ve probably forgotten about one of the most important ones: cleaning your styling tool.
Think about the amount of product buildup your flatiron can accumulate over months (or even years if you’ve never cleaned it), and you’d be actually applying that buildup to your hair if you neglected a regular cleaning. The cleaner your flatiron, the better your hair will look.
How to clean your flatiron
1. You first need to teat the flatiron on the lowest setting –this will loosen up the product buildup on the plates, once is hot enough, unplug it.
2. Once the plates are hot enough, grab a towel and some cotton rounds dipped in alcohol for a deep clean or water if they are not too dirty. Do not scrub too hard to avoid damaging the plates.
3. You should aim at cleansing your flat iron at least once a month. Remember that the more buildup there is on your flatiron, the harder it is to style your hair and you risk damaging your hair by adding more heat unnecessarily.
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