Spring cleaning: your hair tools

We all know it’s important to clean your makeup brushes regularly, but what about the tools you use daily on your hair? Your brush, blow dryer and heat styling tools could all probably use a good spring cleaning. Here’s how to do it:

Heat Styling Tools (i.e. flat iron and curling iron)
Burned product such as hairspray can stick to your flat iron — gross. Get rid of gunk by wiping plates down with a cotton pad soaked in alcohol or acetone (while unplugged, of course!). You can also use a mixture of three parts baking soda to one part water to rub off any sticky substances.
Your Hair Brush
You probably don’t want to know this, but you’re brush is a trap for all kinds of funky stuff. From dust to left over conditioner, oil and germs, it’s important to clean it all out once in a while. Wiggle a pen or pencil underneath hair to loosen it and pull it out. Once you’ve removed all of the hair, wash the brush and bristles thoroughly in warm water with a clarifying shampoo. Let your brush dry face-down on a towel.
Your Blow Dryer
Is your blow dryer taking way too long to get your hair dry? Heating up beyond normal? You probably need to clean the vent. Use an old toothbrush and run the bristles back and forth over the vent to remove lint build up. Your dryer will be good as new — and last a lot longer if you do this regularly!

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