A styling tool works well according to the use it has been given, which means that a little maintenance is involved. If you’ve paid quite a sum for a good quality curling iron, it’s because your intention is to use it for a long time, right? You don’t want to throw away an expensive curling iron because of lack of care.
If you want your styling tool to remain durable and efficient, there are a few things you can do to maintain it properly. Since curling irons work on your hair, the barrel can accumulate dirt and debris, even residue from hair styling products, which can affect the curling iron’s performance. Just cleaning your curling iron often can help, but a lot of the curling iron cleaning solutions available are expensive and contain harsh chemicals. However there are ways you can clean your curling iron using home made cleaners that you can find in your kitchen cabinet.
Keeping it Clean
Leaving the barrel of your curling iron spotless is the best way to ensure the product’s durability. Avoid the accumulation of styling products and rust along the barrel, this can easily damage your hair as well in the long run. The best way is to wipe your curling iron down with a damp cloth (not wet) after each use, making sure the tool is unplugged and cool, though slightly warm to clean off the residue easily. Also, try not to keep your curling iron in places that are damp like beneath the sink or anywhere in the bathroom.
This is a very effective cleaner and has many advantageous properties. The best part is you can find it in your very own kitchen! With the curling iron unplugged and completely cool, use a thick past of baking soda and water (or baking soda and lemon juice), smearing it over the barrel of the curling iron and leaving it there for about 30 seconds. With an old toothbrush, scrub the barrel clean, and remove the residue of the paste with a damp cloth only. Wash out the cloth and wring it so that it’s not completely wet, then wipe the curling iron down. Keep going until there’s no baking soda left on the barrel.