Flat irons and curling irons get dirty pretty easily because of hair products, and can be tough to clean. This tutorial will show you how to clean a flat iron and curling irons too!
I use my flat iron every single day. Before using it, I spray on a boat load of heat protectant, and then when I'm getting ready to flat iron my bangs, I usually spray on a little hairspray before straightening too. To say that my flat iron gets dirty quickly would be a vast understatement. It looks pretty nasty most of the time, and when it gets really built up, it doesn't straighten as well. The same can happen for curling irons. Once they get coated with all of the burned on hair product, the heat doesn't come through as well.
The good news is, it's pretty easy to get your flat irons and curling irons as clean as new with just 2 household ingredients!
How to Clean Flat Irons
What you will need:
2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Hydrogen Peroxide
Step 1 - Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide together in a small bowl.
Step 2 - Smear about 1 tablespoon of the mixture on one of the iron part of the flat iron or the barrel of your curling iron.
***WARNING*** Only clean your flat irons and curling irons when they are completely cool and unplugged.
Step 3 - Use a sponge to work the mixture into the iron and watch the built up hair product practically melt away!
Step 4 - Use a clean cloth to wipe any residue away.
Your flat iron and curling irons will work so much better when they are clean. I typically clean mine any time I notice they aren't working as well as they should, which is about every two months.
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gypsy rose says
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Thanks for the help your article really help me. I am looking the way how can i clean curling iron now i can do
June Proudfoot says
Is there a quick way of cleaning ordinary brushes. I have very curly, bordering on frizzy, hair and my brush and combs never look clean. My hot brush is a problem too.
Thanks for the blog I will clean my Kamin plate better than I love it.
Sharon Williamson says
Thank you for the info on cleaning the curling iron I have been scraping off the gunk with a pair of scissors
Rebecca Payne says
Great tips! Thank you so much.
Deanna M. Revay says
I have a question for you -- I really need help!
I have an old iron without steam the plate is burnt with build up of starch and different interfacings I have used
I have tried the paste that comes in a tube from the fabric store - I have tried SOS pads.
I am at a loss as to what will help me clean this iron that I love soo much!
Thank you, thank you, thank goodness for you. All to often my curling iron and/flatiron get that buildup, and for the life of me, I had no idea how to clean it, not until now that is. I will be doing this to clean my irons.