4-Step Process How to Clean a Curling Iron

How to Clean a Curling IronI just absolutely love my Hot Tools Curling Iron! It keeps my hair curled all day. I’ve learned that if you want curls to last longer, then you should invest in a good curling iron. Good curling irons may be more expensive, but they damage your hair less, they heat up better so you apply heat for a shorter period of time, and they will last you a very long time. This Hot Tools Curling Iron works great and has been a good curling iron. Of course always remember that before you curl your hair be sure to apply heat protectant first.

Since I invested in a good curling iron, I want to keep it for a long time, and the way to make it last a long time is to clean it and take care of it. For a while now I’ve needed to clean my curling iron because it has hair product build up on it. Finally I’m now getting around to doing it. After researching how to clean a curling iron, I found an inexpensive way to clean the curling iron that is really effective. And now my curling iron looks like new again! Check out the photos below.

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Here is what you’ll need:


Now keep in mind that cleaning a curling iron takes elbow grease to get it looking new again. But it will save you money because you won’t have to purchase a new one. Plus, if you clean it regularly, your curling iron will last longer. It took me about 15 minutes of cleaning and now my curling iron looks new again. So before you throw out your old curling iron or flat iron, try cleaning them first.

Here is the step-by-step process to clean a curling iron:

1. Heat up the curling iron to where it’s warm, then turn it off.

2. Place liquid fabric softener on a soft cloth, then rub it all over the curling iron.

3. Use a toothbrush to scrub the curling iron. Only do this for a minute then go to the next step.

4. Rinse the curling iron under hot water and continue to scrub the tough spots with the toothbrush.

5. Continue repeating steps 1-4 until the curling iron is clean.

Tip: I turned my curling iron on a multiple times to heat it back up so that the crusted areas would come off more easily. Once it was heated up, I generously rubbed fabric softener on the wand then let it sit for a minute before scrubbing it. After scrubbing it, then I would also scrub the curling iron with a toothbrush while I rinsed it under hot water. By continuing to do these steps, I was able to get some of those tough spots I’d been working on cleaned more quickly.

What tips do you have to keep your curling iron looking like new?


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