SAVE MONEY WITH THESE EXPERT TIPS ON PROLONGING THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR BRUSHES, TOOLS AND APPLIANCES - BY VALERIE LAM
The biggest cleaning concern with flat irons and curling irons is keeping them clean of residue from styling products.
“Cleaning the plate is the most important thing because this part of the tool comes in direct contact with your client,” says Les Haverty, hairstylist and VP of Sales at ONE. “Make sure your iron is off and cool, then use a clean cloth dipped in vinegar to clean the plate of the tool, wiping with a strong grip,” says Dee Dagher, lead stylist at Rowenta Beauty. “When the residue is off, use a clean, dry cloth to do a final wipe down, then turn on the hot tool and allow it to warm up. This will melt away any additional residue that is still on the plate,” she says.