How To Clean a Flat Iron Like New

Girls are often worried about cleaning their beautiful hair straighteners, since they like things to be managed and nice. Flat irons often get nasty both from outside and inside due to long-term use. Plus, use of relaxing creams, serums, hair sprays and heat protectants leaves stains and builds a thick layer of “gunk” that not only looks dirty and unmanaged but also reduces performance to some extent.
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So, if you’re facing the same struggle with yours so don’t just opt for getting a new one. Following are some cool ways with which you can make your many years old tool look as brand new hair straightener, like you’ve just purchased it!

4 Best Ways To Clean Any Flat Iron

Method 01: Damp Towel / Mat

You will need:

  1. heat resistance mat/ damp towel
  2. paper towel
  3. professional cleaning spray
  4. dry towel

Step 01:

Plug in your flat iron and set it to the lowest heat setting. Let it heat up for few minutes so that it will lose the muck and buildup gunk on the ceramic plates surface.

Step 02:

Plug it out and place it on a heat-resistance mat and let it cool slightly for 2-3 minutes. (You can also use a damp towel in case there is no heat-resistance mat)

Step 03:

Use a damp towel or paper towel soaked in warm water and wipe your iron plates with it. You will remove all basic dirt with this first.

Step 04:

Proceed with professional cleaning spray from any brand. Spray it on the plates and wipe with a towel. It will help remove all buildup gunk and your iron will be completely new.

Method 02: Cotton Ball

You will need:

  1. cotton ball
  2. rubbing alcohol
  3. a wet cloth

Step 01:

First make sure your iron is completely cool. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe the surface of plates with it. Make a Q-Tip of the cotton ball with the help of your fingers and rub on any sort of crannies and nooks present on the plate with some force.

Step 02:

After doing this, wipe it again with a wet cloth so that there will be no drop of alcohol and dirt left on it.

Method 03: Baking Soda / Vinegar

You will need:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Tooth brush/magic eraser
  3. cloth
  4. hydrogen peroxide
  5. Vinegar

Step 01:

Take a ¼ cup of baking soda and add some hydrogen peroxide and/or some vinegar to it to give the paste consistency. Mix it well leaving no lumps at all.

Step 02:

Apply this paste to the plates of your flatiron with your fingers.

Step 03:

Use a tooth brush or magic eraser and gently rub the surface of plates with force until the gunks due to hairsprays and other products disappears.

Step 04:

Clean it with a piece of cloth and you will see no gunks at all.

Method 04: Creams Relaxer

You will need:

  1. creams relaxer
  2. moisten cloth

Step 01:

Pour 12-15 drops of cream relaxer on the plates while the iron is completely cool.

Step 02:

Spread the relaxer with your fingers evenly

Step 03:

Plug in the iron and let it get extremely hot for 10-15 minutes approx…

Step 04:

Plug out the iron and let it cool.

Step 05:

As soon as it cools down, wipe the cream relaxer with the moisten cloth. Your iron will be super clean. No gunks, no mucks, no crannies at all.

Conclusion

Use any of these methods and make your iron as clean as brand new!

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