Whether you have a casual relationship with your flat iron and curling wand or you are a dedicated fanatic, maintaining a clean iron is necessary for achieving great looking hair. In this article, I will show you the absolute best way to clean your flat iron and curling wand.
It happened to me:
After years of using my flat iron with no upkeep what-so-ever, one day I looked down and realized my favorite styling tool had become disgusting with layer upon layer of product buildup. More importantly, I realized my iron just wasn’t working as well as it once had.
What is the Best Way to Clean a Curling Iron or Flat Iron?
After trying several different cleaning methods, I have found the following two solutions to be the best for cleaning ceramic flat irons and curling irons (it’s the same process).
For minimal buildup:
To remove hairspray and other hair products from your curling and flat irons, use paper towels dampened with rubbing alcohol to remove light product buildup and dust. This is a great technique to use for weekly cleanings.
If cleaning your flat iron is a new concept or you simply have lots of buildup from daily use, baking soda is a great heavy-duty solution.
- Place a damp rag in the microwave and heat until it is hot.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the damp rag and place directly on one of the ceramic plates.
- Let the baking soda rag sit for a few minutes and then wipe off the loosened buildup.
- Finally, use a clean, damp towel to remove all baking soda.
Talk to Me: How often do you clean your flat iron? What method do you use?