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How To Clean Your Hot Styling Tools For A Perfect Style Every Time

You must already know why cleaning your makeup tools is essential. But it’s not just your makeup brushes and foams that need cleaning. Your hot styling tools also need some attention to remove the coating of dust and hair product residue. Keeping your devices clean is vital if you want them to continue to look and work perfectly.

The crucial question now is how to clean hot styling tools properly. It’s a good thing this article has some cleaning tips to share with you!

Cleaning Your Flat Iron

If you look closely at your flat iron, you’ll likely see some product buildup on its metal plate. Not only does this gunk look gross, but it also makes your flat iron work less effectively. That’s fine if you want to use the buildup as a barrier to protect your hair against too much heat, but as a rule, cleaning your flat iron is essential to making sure it works at its best.

Before you start cleaning, turn the flat iron off and unplug it. Also, make sure that it’s no longer hot before touching it. There are two ways you can try to clean your flat iron.

Use Soap And Water

First, soak a cloth in warm, soapy water. Then, use the cloth to remove the grease from the flat iron’s metal plate by rubbing it off gently. After cleaning, allow the tool to dry before using it again.

Use Rubbing Alcohol

You can also clean your flat iron using alcohol. Put some alcohol on cotton to rub the grease off the tool. As with the first method, do this gently and let the device dry completely before using it again.

Cleaning Your Blow Dryer

The issue with blow dryers is dust rather than product buildup. The dust acts as an insulator or blocks airflow, causing blow drying to take longer than necessary. Although challenging, you can clean your blow dryer with the following methods.

Use Tweezers

Start by turning off and unplugging the tool. The blow dryer also has to be dry and cool to the touch. Clean the dust ball buildup from the fan’s grid by lifting it off with tweezers. You can also use a damp towel or cloth to wipe the body of the device.

Open The Back Panel

If your blow dryer has a back panel, you can take it off by popping or twisting the panel. Removing the rear cover makes it a lot easier to clean the dust off using a damp cloth.

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

The curling iron is often the hot tool with the most product buildup, as it’s normally used with hair gel or hair spray. It can be cleaned in the same way as your flat iron.

Use Rubbing Alcohol

You can clean your curling iron with rubbing alcohol, which is fine if there isn’t too much gunk on the tool. If there is, then you’ll need a more robust approach, such as the use of baking soda.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is a universal cleaning agent that will chemically react with the product buildup, making your tools easier to clean. Be careful not to rub it too harshly on the tool to avoid damage.

Cleaning Your Hot Rollers

Hot rollers are excellent styling tools for giving your hair optimal volume, but just like your other devices, they often have a covering of product buildup. When it comes to cleaning them, the method will depend on what type of tool you use.

Pronged Hot Rollers

If you use the pronged type, then you can clean in the same way you do with a standard brush. Pull the trapped hairs from the rollers using a small comb. You can then wash the rollers with a mild shampoo before rinsing them off.

Ceramic Hot Rollers

The ceramic type is the hot roller that tends to have the most product buildup. In this case, clean the grease off with some rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad.


Cleaning your hot tools may seem like a hassle, but it’s necessary to ensure that they continue to work perfectly. Do it at least once a month and you will also significantly prolong the lifespan of your hot styling tools.

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