How to properly clean your hair supplies


From morning till night, we ladies spend a majority of our time perfecting our hair styles. But while we spend a seemingly endless amount of time caring for our hair, we totally overlook caring for our hair tools. Just like our locks, these valuable items need a great deal of cleaning. Here’s how to do it:

Combs and brushes:

For your comb, start by picking out little hairs stuck between the teeth. Once your comb is cleansed, it’s time to tackle the hairier challenge; the hairbrush. Start by gently taking a comb through your brush, rooting out any loose hair strands. If the hair is too tough to remove, you can even use some scissors. Noticing some product residue? Try soaking both your comb and brush in a mixture of warm water and shampoo. Afterwards, give ‘em a quick rinse and let them dry.

Blow dryer:

It may come to a surprise that tons of germs and bacteria (and lint) tend to hide in the back vent of your blow dryer. Fortunately, some blow dryers have a convenient back panel which can be twisted off and cleaned with a cloth. If the cap won’t come off, just try using a vacuum nozzle to suction out the lint. Otherwise, you can use a cotton swab or toothpick and pick it out the old fashioned way.


Flat irons and curling irons:

Before you begin, make sure that all devices have been turned off and have cooled off since your last use. Most of the gunk and hair product buildup can be cleaned using a cloth. For those tricky niches, try using an old toothbrush, a cotton swab, or a paper towel dabbed in a little rubbing alcohol. Remember to wipe down your styling tools and let them dry once you’re finished!


Hair accessories: Whether it be ponytails or headbands, hair accessories are the perfect go-to for quick styling. Start by preparing a warm water shampoo mixture. Let your accessories soak for a little, then scrub and rinse them out. Ordinary accessories like bobby pins or hair ties can be thrown out and repurchased—they're just not worth all the added effort.

With these quick and easy tips, your hair supplies should be as good as new in a matter of no time!


by Samantha Subin | 2/1/2016
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