By Winnie The Fashionista | Apr 01, 2019
We always talk about caring for our hair. But what we we never talk about is cleaning our hair tools. Oops. I shudder at the thought of the the amount of bacteria, other little critters and dirt living in our tools. Eeek. Here are some tools you should be cleaning and how you should clean them:
As you wash your hair, you must also wash your brushes. Failure to do this means that you’re putting back old product and bacteria onto your freshly cleansed hair. Wash your brushes at least every week or every fortnight. To clean your brush, start by using a pencil or another comb to lift the hair on it. Then wash thoroughly using shampoo/soap and warm water then rinse.Finally,allow it to air-dry.
Combs and rollers pretty much require the same level of care. After using your trusty combs and rollers, soak them in hot water and shampoo/soap for about 15 minutes. Remove, rinse and air-dry in readiness for their next use.
If you’ve once tried to use your heat styling tools and felt a weird burning smell, chances are that there’s product build-up on the iron. Continuing to use the iron in this state adds more product build-up, which could cause hair damage. Cleaning the iron is easy! Simply apply some rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and wipe the build-up to remove the gunk.
Why should you clean your blow dryer, you ask? Well, it’s because dirt, hair and lint get stuck in the dryer vent, causing the blow dryer to have a shorter shelf life. I know you’re wondering how you’ll start cleaning your blow dryer. Essence.com suggests that you ‘’Unplug the blow dryer and locate the air vent of the dryer (usually at the back or side). Remove the air vent panel and use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe it clean. If you can’t remove the panel, try to use the cloth to clean through the opening of the panel. Properly replace the vent cover and plug the dryer and on low speed, letting it run for a few seconds to to release any small particles that may haven’t fallen into the dryer while cleaning!’’
So, consider cleaning your hair tools to prevent accumulation of product and bacteria to keep your hair squeaky clean!
Now that your tools are squeaky clean, make sure your hair is squeaky clean too. Check out Mistakes To Avoid When Washing Hair.
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