This one is for the ladies (and the lads with long hair)! Cleaning your hair tools is highly important if you want to have healthy, shiny hair. I know I’m not the only one when I say I have a hard time getting myself to clean my hair tools. However, it’s necessary we do it. Here are some very easy and quick tips that you can implement tomorrow or maybe even today!
A general rule is to clean your hairbrush every two weeks, but we don’t always have time to do it, so if your hairbrush has been sitting in the bathroom for months, now is the time to clean it. If you have two brushes, rub them against each other to remove hair, dirt, dandruff, oils and anything else that got caught in there. If you only have one brush use a toothpick, a knife, a pen or something small that can get under the hair to pull it out. This process should eliminate most of the dirt, and the other tiny pieces you can remove with your hands. Now that your brush is relatively ‘clean’, use shaving foam and spread it all over your brush.
Leave it like that for 30-40 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and leave to dry.
I find that shaving foam helps keep your brush clean for longer so you can repeat this process once a month!
If you want an alternative to shaving foam then here’s what you do. Repeat the process with getting the hair, dirt and dandruff out of the hairbrush. Pour warm water into a bowl, and add a little bit of shampoo. Take a toothbrush (not the one you’re actually using, but an old one), mix the shampoo so it dissolves. Now, place the hairbrush into the bowl and scrub it with the toothbrush. This may take a few minutes to get done. Do this until you’re satisfied with the results, rinse the hairbrush well and dry it.
Cleaning flat irons and/or curlers
I’m sure that at one point in your life you had your hair straightener plates covered with some brown, sticky, yucky stuff and wondered what that is or how it got there.
It’s residue from products you use on your hair and hair oils that appear naturally. It is bad for your straightener and bad for your hair as it can cause damage and split ends. Luckily, it’s super easy to clean and here’s how to do it:
All you need is rubbing alcohol. But first make sure your straightener is unplugged and cold!! Now get a cotton pad, place a little bit of rubbing alcohol on it and go over the straightener plates with it.
The residue will come off super easily. When you get rid of all off the residue, use a different cotton pad, soak it in water and wipe the plates with it. Now take a piece of tissue or a towel and dry it.
Remember: you can do the same process with your curlers!
You’re good to go and can style your hair happily now! I hope these tips helped you and if you use some other way to clean your hair tools, leave it in the comments below!