The birds are chirping and pollen is everywhere. It’s spring, which is potentially the best season of all. It’s a symbol for rebirth, hope, youth, and growth. That’s potentially why so many people go through phases of spring cleaning during this time. And while it’s not always fun to be cleaning, the aftermath feels incredible.
There’s nothing like feeling totally fresh. But, when people are cleaning and getting their lives in order, they often forget to clean one crucial thing… their styling tools! For some reason, people are keen on cleaning their makeup brushes all the time, which is great for skin health. But, what about hair health? People always want to know how hairstylists can make their hair look so great, but they are unable to achieve those results when they are home alone. You exit the salon with bouncy, shiny, exuberant hair but can’t duplicate it with your own tools.
Believe it or not, one of the biggest hair beauty secrets, and something that stylists always do, is cleaning your tools. It will keep your hair healthy, make it look flawless, and protect your tools! Here’s why…
Whenever you go to use a hair tool, you should be using heat protectant. Along with protectant, there’s a good chance you’re using a plethora of other products before, during, and after you use your tool. Even when your hair is finished, you could be going back for touch ups later. It would be silly to think that all that product isn’t building up and building up in and around your hair tool. When you reuse a tool with all of that build up, the gunk essentially becomes melted plastic which you are then applying to your hair and adding heat to, which is extremely unhealthy and could burn your hair.
If your hair styler has a lot of old built up product all over it, the tool will not perform as well. Beyond the fact that your styler won’t work as well to deliver you your desired look, it will also fail to add that shiny smooth finish that you get at the salon. Your straightener won't glide as seamlessly while it is fighting through melted product. That’s the biggest reason why your hair looks ten times shinier after going to the salon than if you do it at home with the same or similar products.
Your tools are there for you, helping you to look effortlessly beautiful on the regular. Show them a little love! For those tools to perform at their peak potential and continue to deliver fabulous glam to your life, they must be cleaned. Failing to clean your styler can change the form of the tool, affect how it heats up and applies heat, and disrupt the functionality.
Cleaning your styler regularly will insure that it has a long and happy life. If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent a few bucks on getting a professional-grade styler, and the tool is built to last. However, it’s not built to withstand the damage that can alter it due to the fact that you never kept them clean.
Cleaning your flat iron styler or curling iron isn’t too difficult. As for frequency, it all comes down to how often you use the tool and with what products. If you use your tool every day, you might want to clean it every week or week and a half; however, if you are doing this while using lots of product, you are going to want to clean the styler with every use to get the best results. Any burnt product is going to be damaging both to the tool and to the hair. It’s also important that you use a tool-safe cleaning solution. Using regular cleaning supplies could actually damage the tool even more.
STEP 1: Set temperature to 450oF and turn on styler for 10 seconds to heat plates and loosen residue. Once plates are warm (not hot) to the touch, unplug styler. WARNING: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CHECKING PLATE HEAT.
STEP 2: Spray Stylus Thermal Tool Cleaning Solution onto clean towel or napkin and wipe off dirt and residue. Spray cleaning solution directly onto styler if extremely dirty.
STEP 3: Gently wipe off any stains or residue, paying careful attention to crevices.
STEP 4: Tool is now clean and ready to be used again.
STEP 1: Turn device on and carefully unplug from outlet once plates are warm to the touch
- Option 1: Spray Stylus Thermal Tool Care onto clean towel or napkin and wipe off dirt and residue
- Option 2: Spray a liberal amount of Stylus Thermal Tool Care directly onto the tool.
STEP 3: Using the included brush, gently scrub off any stains or residue.
STEP 4: Wipe off any remaining liquid product and residue. Tool is now clean and ready to be used again.