Follow these 5 easy steps to keep your salon's professional curling irons clean and protect both your client's hair and your Hot Tools investment!
As a professional hair stylist, your know that the buildup from heat protectants and hairsprays can create a massively sticky product buildup on your curling wands, marcels, and flat irons, but did you know that this can also burn your client's hair and cause split ends? If your irons are coated with special surfaces such as tourmaline, titanium, or ceramic to help smooth hair and reduce frizz, buildup can also reduce the effectiveness of that technology, in addition to creating uncomfortable snags and pulls.
To keep your professional curling irons in great condition, it's important to clean them well on a regular basis in order to rid them of residue and buildup. Remember, to ensure maximum results without damaging your irons, use a professional product such as Hot Tools Styling Iron Cleaner, which is specifically designed to lift hair spray and other styling product residue.
• Hot Tools Styling Iron Cleaner
• Microfiber cloth or towel
• Gentle Scrub Sponge
Start with a warm iron. If the iron has been in use, simply unplug it and wait for it to cool to a reasonable lukewarm temperature that will allow residue to lift easily, yet not burn your fingers. *NOTE* You can also use a heat protectant glove for added safety.
Thoroughly spray the curling iron with Hot Tools Styling Iron Cleaner.
Using the microfiber cloth or towel, wipe the cleaning spray from all surfaces of the iron, including under the clip if applicable.
Gently rub a damp 'light duty' scrub sponge over any particularly tough buildup spots, adding additional cleaning spray if needed.
Wipe the iron one last time with a dry section of your microfiber cloth or towel to remove any leftover spray.
These 5 easy steps to cleaning your professional curling irons will help ensure that you will not only get the most life out of them, but also keep your clients comfortable with smooth, clean appliances!
Whether plugged in or not, NEVER submerge electrical appliances in water! This is extremely dangerous- it can cause electrical shock and will ruin your iron.