I wasn’t going to post this article, but I thought it might be helpful for some people to read on HOW TO CLEAN A CURLING IRON.
Sooo…I have to admit that I never cleaned my curling iron. Oops! Have you ever cleaned your curling iron? I probably should not have to tell you that painful truth lol, but I just did. Don’t judge! Thanks!
If you scroll a bit down and you see that nasty brown stuff built up on my curling iron you might judge me just a little!:-)
Oh wow! I think I never realized how dirty my curling iron was until I started smelling that disgusting burnt smell on my hair. I was wondering what that smell was. I switched to a new shampoo and conditioner ( which is fantastic by the way), and I thought it’s my new shampoo and the hot iron that makes that smell but soon I had to realize that my curling iron was the issue! The built-up gunk on my curling iron to be specific! That brown, yucky stuff that you see on my Hot Tools Curling iron is all there from hairspray and hair styling products from my hair! I almost convinced myself to get a new curling iron, but I love both of my irons so much that thought it would worth to give it a shot and try to clean it first. So I did!
In case you are in search of a wonderful curling iron here are the two I use:
And today I am sharing how I went from a nasty, dirty hot iron to a hot iron that looks Brand new NOW! Are you excited?
Things you will need to CLEAN A CURLING IRON
- RUBBING ALCOHOL
- BAKING SODA
- damp RAG
These things you probably have in your pantry already, so that’s great! And to tell you the truth, there is not a huge science to clean your hot iron and it’s worth that 10 minutes of cleaning to save your $50 on getting a new one!
I tried to rub the iron with rubbing alcohol first and then top it with baking soda, but what worked for me the BEST was to dip my toothbrush into rubbing alcohol then dip the brush into the baking soda and brush the iron with the toothbrush.
So let me repeat:
- Dip the toothbrush into rubbing alcohol
- then dip the toothbrush into the baking soda and brush your iron with it.
You will be surprised how fast it’s going to work!
Once you have your iron thoroughly cleaned just wipe the baking soda paste off with a damp rag.
And then you can enjoy your iron for a long time again! Then repeat the cleaning as often you need it! I will sure do that regularly now and I won’t let my iron to look so bad again! Will you?
Let me know if you try this cleaning method and if it works for you!
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