When trying to straighten your hair, you would usually put on a lot of oil, heat protection spray and other kinds of hair products. These products would then build up on the heat plates of your flat irons.
A dirty flat iron really does make a difference with its effectiveness. Aside from it causing uneven heating, it also causes incomplete straightening. Often, severe buildup could also cause hair damage and split ends.
This is why it is very important to keep your flat iron clean to make it last long and to protect your hair from damage.
Here are some ways on how you can clean a dirty flat iron:
Styling Iron Cleaner
Simply spray the cleaner on your iron’s heat plates by using a cotton swab or a clean cloth. Wipe the plates until it is clean. Let your flat iron to air dry or you can use a soft paper or a blow dryer.
Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Pour the Hydrogen Peroxide (or a rubbing Alcohol) into a glass which contains baking soda. Mix and apply the paste into the heat plates. Leave for 20 minutes and wipe it using a soft towel to clean the residue.
You could also use a mixture of warm water and salt to clean your flat iron. Dip a paper towel on the mixture and scrub the heat plates. Dry it with a clean cloth afterwards.
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